Category Archives: Complications

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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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All in the Family: Esmeralda Cortez

Esmeralda Cortez

Diabetes has made us closer and taught us never to take family for granted. At times you wish you were like the rest, not worrying about your blood glucose, not waking up at night feeling dizzy or thirsty because you are low or high. Continue reading

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All in the Family: Amber Cole

Amber and her three sons

For the most part I never worried about developing type 1 myself, but knowing it skips a generation in my family, I knew it was a very real possibility for one of my children or nephews. Continue reading

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All in the Family: Jennifer Delgado

Jennifer Delgado
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All in the Family: Kitha Lloyd

Kitha Lloyd

I used to be ashamed of diabetes, but today I gladly call her “my sidekick.” I hate her but I love her. It’s a weird romance. We fight daily. Diabetes will never leave me and I’m sure she will make her home again in another family member one day. Continue reading

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

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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Five Things to Know about Ketones

If you live with diabetes, you have probably heard that ketones are something to watch out for. That they have something to do with the dreaded diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). But do you really understand what ketones are and why they happen? Continue reading

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