Category Archives: Food and Fitness

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Adriana Mendez

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I know what “awful” feels like. Now that I have great control I know what “normal” feels like – and that’s enough to motivate me. Continue reading

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Posted in Food and Fitness, Life with Diabetes, Living Long and Prospering, Red Rider, Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure
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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Alta Firman Getman

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Our new blog series takes a look at those who are living long and prospering with diabetes. First up is Alta, an active mom who has lived with type 1 for 31 years. Continue reading

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Men’s Health Month: Know Where You Stand

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June is Men’s Health Month, and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating all the men out there who “know where they stand” with this conversation with professional football player Duane Brown. Continue reading

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Posted in About Us, Food and Fitness, High-Risk Populations, Stop Diabetes
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Don’t Just Sit There!

Our incoming CEO, Kevin L. Hagan, is leading by example!

Sitting. A lot. It all adds up. And that’s just not good for you. For our inaugural National “Get Fit Don’t Sit” Day, we want to get you up and moving, as prolonged sitting for hours and hours every day creates serious health risks. 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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Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Family, Food and Fitness, Life with Diabetes, National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Red Strider, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, Stop Diabetes, Volunteer Stories
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Five Things to Know about Carb Counting

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Whether you’re a veteran carb counter or new to the idea, we hope to explain the basics and demystify it for you! Continue reading

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

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I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Posted in American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Complications, Diabetes Alert Day, Family, Food and Fitness, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Stop Diabetes, Success Stories
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