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Access to diabetes medications and supplies is a necessity, not a luxury

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Mississippi State Representative Jeffrey S. Guice’s June 27, 2016, email message to a family regarding Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage of diabetes supplies demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the daily and life-long challenges and costs of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Jazmyne’s Story

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One day at school in late January 2016, 7-year-old Jazmyne Codes, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, received her insulin dose an hour late. The assistant principal informed her mother, CaTasha, of the incident. When CaTasha asked why that happened, she was told that the regular school nurse wasn’t available. Continue reading

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Diabetes Distress: Causes, Research and Tips to Manage

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If you live with diabetes, it can be added source of stress—and in turn, stress can make diabetes more difficult to manage. The ongoing and endless list of things you need to think about can feel overwhelming: constantly checking your blood glucose, knowing exactly what you are eating, remembering to inject insulin or take your medications—not to mention the unexpected swings in your blood glucose levels at the most inopportune times. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kiara’s Story

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Kiara, who is 11 years old and has type 1 diabetes, recently faced an episode of low blood glucose while riding the bus. Although she keeps glucose tabs in her backpack, on that particular day, Kiara didn’t have enough available. The bus driver pulled over and a fellow student gave Kiara a juice box to help. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Ashlynn’s Story

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In April 2015, Ashlynn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and her access to CREST activities became more limited. Ashlynn’s mother, Audrey, learned that the program would not train its staff to administer glucagon. Glucagon is sometimes necessary when a person with diabetes experiences extremely low blood glucose, also known as hypoglycemia. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kevin’s Story

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Sandy of Encinitas, California, needed some help on behalf of her son Kevin, a seventh grader. Kevin, who has type 1 diabetes, had a 504 Plan in elementary school, but it didn’t carry over to his new school. He needed a new 504 Plan to ensure that he would be treated fairly, stay medically safe and have the same access to education as his peers in middle school. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Eddie

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Diabetes management and anxiety can take a very significant toll on you — it’s something that needs to be addressed more than it is. Too seldom do we take the time to slow down and recognize that the management of our disease is difficult and extremely stressful. Continue reading

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