Category Archives: High-Risk Populations

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Live. Work. Play: Eric’s Diabetes Story

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When I started working with the American Diabetes Association in July 2015, this statistic became forever etched in my memory: Compared with non-Hispanic whites, the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes is 1.7 times higher among Latinos/Hispanics. Did it make me think twice about my eating habits and exercise regimen? It most certainly did. It also made me think about my family history. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Simintha’s Diabetes Story

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On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, my father lost his fight to type 2 diabetes. When I received the call, my world was immediately turned upside down. I felt like I had been destroyed! The painful numbness of hurt filled my soul and I was beside myself with guilt, anger and confusion. Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Diabetes News

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Diabetes ought to be front-page news year-round; we need a robust national conversation to fuel the fight against America’s most urgent chronic health crisis. Diabetes, in all its forms, is a very serious disease. But while every headline shines a much-needed spotlight, it can also leave room for confusion about type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Colgate Total Encourages the Diabetes Community to Keep Laughing

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Understanding how challenging managing diabetes can sometimes be, the funny and talented performer Joey Fatone lead the “30 Days of Laughter” campaign to remind people that sometimes laughter can feel like the best medicine. Continue reading

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If the Rate of New Diabetes Cases is Dropping, What’s Left to Do?

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There is a difference between incidence and prevalence—how many new cases are being reported, versus how many people actually have diabetes. Continue reading

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Interview: Chef Ingrid Hoffmann for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Hispanic/Latino community, with 12.8 percent of the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population living with diagnosed diabetes. Continue reading

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Are You Up to the Challenge?

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Although I didn’t have a choice in my type 1 diabetes diagnosis, you CAN prevent or delay type 2 diabetes and its deadly complications. It all starts with knowing your risk. Continue reading

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