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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Cyndie Gantt Owen

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If you’re new to diabetes, or a parent of a child with diabetes: Hugs! Although your whole world is spinning at this moment, you will survive. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Chris Coleman

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Soon I will mark my 46th “diaversary” with type 1 diabetes. Right now, I’m healthy and doing fairly well through a lot of both hard work and luck. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Randall Barker

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“I have had type 1 diabetes for over 24 years. I also have a daughter with type 1 who was diagnosed two years ago.” Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Karla Reed

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“Diabetes isn’t fun. It’s something that you’d never think would happen to your little boy,” says Karla, mom to NASCAR’s Ryan Reed. Continue reading

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Why I Volunteer to Stop Diabetes – Part 2

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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

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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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