Category Archives: American Diabetes Association Alert Day

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

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I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

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Success Story: Carmen Micciche

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Success Story: Mark Lee

Mark Lee

When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Prediabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you know something about type 1 or type 2 diabetes. But how much do you know about prediabetes? If your answer is “not a lot,” keep reading! Before people develop … Continue reading

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Success Story: Lauren and Julee Kopkowski

Lauren and Julee Kopkowski

When Julee learned she had high blood glucose, she went to her daughter Lauren, an intern studying dietetics, for advice. Together they mapped out a plan to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Success Story: Don Fillenworth

Don Fillenworth

Type 2 diabetes came as a shock to Don, as there is no history of it in his family. With support from his diabetes care team and wife Cindy, he lowered his A1C from 9.6 to 5.9 in three months! How’d he do it? Continue reading

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