Category Archives: High-Risk Populations

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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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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

Mona Huff

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

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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Black History Month: Our programs fight discrimination and empower people with diabetes

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

While tremendous progress has been made in diabetes treatment and management, gaps still exist for minority populations such as the African-American community. To learn more for Black History Month, we turned to Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, the Association’s President, Medicine & Science. Continue reading

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Join our #DiabetesHeart chat – Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET!

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February is American Heart Month! Did you know there is a strong link between diabetes and heart disease? To learn more, please join the American College of Cardiology and the American Diabetes Association for a special Twitter chat on the connection between diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading

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We’re All Members of the Global Diabetes Village

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

You know about our efforts to Stop Diabetes® in the United States, but did you know we’re also involved in diabetes research and education around the world? Continue reading

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