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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Roger Lee Holman

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I love many people with diabetes. It has impacted countless friends and family members. I’ve seen firsthand what happens to a person when they have diabetes. It can be a very hard disease to control (even seems impossible sometimes). Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Shawn Towsley

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I have always been part of my granddaughter’s life (I was in the delivery room) and we have always had a close relationship. Charlotte-Elizabeth was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on Sept. 7, 2012. She was seven years old, and her baby sister had just been born a week before. Continue reading

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Diabetes Camp: Where Friendships Grow on Common Ground

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For more than 70 years, we’ve been providing children and teens with diabetes an opportunity to see that they’re not the only one living every day with the disease. Continue reading

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Community Volunteer Leadership Conference

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There’s another meeting taking place just before the world’s largest diabetes meeting: The Community Volunteer Leadership Conference (CVLC). This is the American Diabetes Association’s largest gathering of volunteer and staff leadership from across the country. The primary goal of this conference is to provide a consistent focus for all communities. At this year’s meeting, the Association’s 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan will be unveiled. Continue reading

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The Ride of Your Life (complete with bikes, broccoli and beauty queens!)

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Yesterday I went to the National Capital Area’s Tour de Cure right outside of Washington, DC. For the last two years, I have participated in the event, peddling out 20 miles each time and raising funds to support the American Diabetes Association’s mission. Thanks to the Red Rider program, I also got a snazzy jersey that declares “I Ride With Diabetes” on the back to bring attention to people with diabetes, as they inspire about 50,000 cyclists to participate in this event each year. This year, I got to have a different point of view… Continue reading

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Worst Pick-Up Line. Ever.

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Today is the third day of Diabetes Blog Week, and the topic is “Diabetes Bloopers.” I’ve certainly made a lot of “Diabetes Bloopers” in my time, but today I’d like to tell you about a time when I used diabetes to start a conversation… and ended up using the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard. Continue reading

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Diabetes Blog Week

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Last November during American Diabetes Month, I issued a challenge to you and anyone else out there to blog about diabetes each and every day of November. Those who completed the challenge are now on our blogroll, but I’ve got to tell you two things: 1. It wasn’t easy to blog about diabetes every day for a month and 2. It wasn’t originally my idea. I borrowed the idea from Karen Graffeo, the blogger over at Bitter-Sweet. Continue reading

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