Category Archives: Food and Fitness

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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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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

Jennifer with her husband and children

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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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

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Why am I a Diabetes Advocate? I want to help policymakers realize that diabetes is a serious disease that has reached epidemic levels. They need to understand how important education and resources are to the community, especially rural communities. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Sara White

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I love someone with diabetes! Actually, I love a whole lot of people with diabetes. I have watched so many of my family members fight this fight. Continue reading

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