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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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Your Rights, One Voice: Lance’s Story

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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

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Ten-year-old Lauren attends the Kids Club, a community-based childcare program at her local school. The school district did not allow program staff to be trained in diabetes care, so Lauren was not able to participate in any of the program events that involved food and drink. Continue reading

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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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Why I Volunteer to Stop Diabetes – Part 1

Deborah with her great-grandson at her local Step Out walk.

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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