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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

Lauren Jess

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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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: Jennifer Mosier

Jenn with son Gavin as an infant

Growing up, I was never worried about developing diabetes myself. But when I became a parent, I did worry about my kids getting it. 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