Category Archives: High-Risk Populations

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Prediabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you know something about type 1 or type 2 diabetes. But how much do you know about prediabetes? If your answer is “not a lot,” keep reading! Before people develop … Continue reading

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

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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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Pro Football Player Duane Brown Tackles Diabetes

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As an offensive tackle for the Houston Texans, I know how to work hard to achieve a goal. This is especially true when it comes to raising awareness for a cause I deeply care about. I was a first-round draft pick in 2008, but now I’ve been drafted into a different role: an Ambassador for the American Diabetes Association. Continue reading

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Get Off the Sidelines to Help Stop Diabetes®

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, CNP, CDE President, Health Care & Education, 2014 American Diabetes Association

As President of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association, part of my responsibility is to make sure that what we do as an organization stays true to the mission of improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action – Our 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

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Each year, the Association works to identify the leading federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities that will guide our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®. These priorities help guide our work with Congress and state legislators, and drive our efforts to make diabetes research, prevention programs and access to health care a top priority on Capitol Hill and in every statehouse across the nation. Continue reading

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I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day at Church

Guest blogger Ann Heard, RD, CDE

November is American Diabetes Month®, a time to communicate about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control. In concert with the other activities throughout the month, on November 10th, churches across the country will participate in celebration of I Decide to Stop Diabetes Day at Church (ID Day). Continue reading

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Overcoming Health Disparities

Lurelean B. Gaines, RN, MSN, President, Health Care & Education speaking at the forum.

Living with diabetes can often be challenging, and can be made more difficult when access to proper care and resources are not available. To help solve this, we must find ways we can educate and empower high-risk populations and provide the tools they need to lead healthier lives. To address this issue, the American Diabetes Association held its sixth annual Disparities Partnership Forum on Oct. 21 and 22. Continue reading

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