Category Archives: Food and Fitness

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Bemi Wayland: North Carolina Camper, Youth Ambassador and Red Rider

Bemi and her father Derek, riding to Stop Diabetes!

If you asked the Wayland family why they ride in Tour de Cure®, they would say it is for their daughter or for their older sister, Bemi. Continue reading

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Posted in Advocacy, Family, Food and Fitness, Life with Diabetes, Red Rider, Stop Diabetes, Tour de Cure, Volunteer Stories
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Success Story: Mark Lee

Mark Lee

When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Posted in American Diabetes Association Alert Day, Diabetes Alert Day, Food and Fitness, Life with Diabetes, Stop Diabetes, Success Stories
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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes®: David Gibbs

David Gibbs, Third-Year Red Rider, Captain of Team Red Chicago
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Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories

two people stretching before exercise

Everything you do burns calories: breathing, sleeping, standing and all other activities you enjoy doing. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised to know that it doesn’t take much. Continue reading

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Learn How to be Healthy, Active and Live Well with Diabetes

EXPO 2

The American Diabetes Association EXPOs are FREE one-day diabetes-focused health events in more than a dozen metropolitan cities that bring health care professionals, experts, product exhibitors and volunteers together under one roof. Continue reading

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Posted in About Us, Cooking, EXPO, Food and Fitness, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Prediabetes, Stop Diabetes
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Talking Type 1: Jennifer Becker

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Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Jennifer’s first sign was a rash that appeared after her trip to the Grand Canyon. Symptoms persisted for another 16 months before she was diagnosed, at age 38. Now, she aims to compete in one event every year to raise money to Stop Diabetes! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Jada Quinn Livingston

Jada (with her daughter) after running a quarter-marathon!

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. Jada was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during her first pregnancy — but it didn’t go away. Continue reading

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