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Access to diabetes medications and supplies is a necessity, not a luxury

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Mississippi State Representative Jeffrey S. Guice’s June 27, 2016, email message to a family regarding Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage of diabetes supplies demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the daily and life-long challenges and costs of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Eat Well to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

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For many people, choosing foods is one of the most challenging aspects of managing diabetes. Let the American Diabetes Association® be your source of up-to-date information on nutrition. March is National Nutrition Month®— the perfect time to find delicious ways to eat well. Continue reading

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Join our #AsktheRD Twitter Chat — March 9 at 7 p.m. ET!

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With March being National Nutrition Month®, it’s the perfect time to find delicious ways to eat well! The Association is excited to host an #AskTheRD Twitter chat on this very topic Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ET—featuring a nutrition expert with experience in diabetes management.
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If the Rate of New Diabetes Cases is Dropping, What’s Left to Do?

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There is a difference between incidence and prevalence—how many new cases are being reported, versus how many people actually have diabetes. Continue reading

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Interview: Chef Ingrid Hoffmann for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Hispanic/Latino community, with 12.8 percent of the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population living with diagnosed diabetes. Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Twitter Chat — Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. ET!

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The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is dedicated to making sure that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their peers. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Erin’s Story

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If you wear diabetes devices, such as an insulin pump, it’s wise to learn about the TSA rules that might affect you. Then there is the challenge of figuring out how much extra time you might need to get through airport security to make your flight on time. Does this count as a “reasonable accommodation” from your employer? Continue reading

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