Category Archives: Caregivers

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Why I Volunteer to Stop Diabetes – Part 2

Brett and his grandson Carter

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating all the people who have dedicated their passion, skills and time to our mission over the last 75 years. Today we hear from two remarkable volunteers, who each contribute in their own way! Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Elizabeth Dodds

Bryan with their three children in Mexico Beach, Fla.

Bryan is not just his diabetes. He is so much more, and he never lets diabetes get in the way of being an active father. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Sara White

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I love someone with diabetes! Actually, I love a whole lot of people with diabetes. I have watched so many of my family members fight this fight. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Amy Michelle Colbert

Amy and her daughter

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with diabetes, you feel so many things—and it’s all normal. That there are times when it is normal to feel abnormal. It’s okay to feel that diabetes is NOT okay. But know you’re not alone. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Olga Leonard

leonard family tree

I love two people with diabetes: my husband of 13 years, Trey, and our daughter, who is almost 10. As tough as this disease can be, we as caregivers can show even more toughness, love and support to the ones we love. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Samantha Pihonak

Samantha, husband Jay and son Alex

Our wish for Alex’s future is that he be able to do everything any other kid can do. As long as he is happy and healthy, that’s all we can ask. Continue reading

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