Category Archives: Family

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“This Is Our Life. This Is Diabetes.”

Robin and niece
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25 Legends: Eric Wicklund

Eric with his wife and son

This year marks the 25th anniversary of two American Diabetes Association® signature fundraising events—Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes® and Tour de Cure®. Every dollar raised at these events supports people living with diabetes and funds our life-changing research and … Continue reading

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This is Christina. This Is Diabetes

Christina

Christina says her doctor was hesitant to test her for type 2 diabetes because she didn’t display any of the typical risk factors. She was young and she wasn’t overweight. Christina told her doctor, “Just humor me. Let’s do the test.” Continue reading

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“This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.”

Jessica

Jessica was only in her 30s when her family’s history of diabetes became her own reality. Now she is determined to take control of her disease so she can watch her seven nieces and nephews grow up. Continue reading

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“This Is Role Reversal. This Is Diabetes.”

Guadalupe and his mother

Guadalupe’s mother has been living with him in his Washington, D.C., rowhome for about six months. He’s her caregiver now—which means helping to manage her type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Brody’s Story

Brody and family

“When we first applied to the camp, we didn’t have any idea that Brody might be denied because of his diabetes. Particularly since he attends school in the same district that offers this summer camp—including [attending] the same after-school camp throughout the school year.” Continue reading

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25 Legends: Laura Nolan

2015 DM Walk Champions BettyLauraJoanN

Summer 1973: I had just finished the eighth grade. I was a little nervous but very excited at the prospect of starting high school and a new chapter in my life. But little did I know just how much my life was going to change over the next few months. Continue reading

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