Category Archives: High-Risk Populations

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“This Is Our Life. This Is Diabetes.”

Robin and niece
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“This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.”

Jessica

Jessica was only in her 30s when her family’s history of diabetes became her own reality. Now she is determined to take control of her disease so she can watch her seven nieces and nephews grow up. Continue reading

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Posted in About Us, Advocacy, American Diabetes Month, Family, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Prediabetes, Stop Diabetes, This Is Diabetes
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“This Is Role Reversal. This Is Diabetes.”

Guadalupe and his mother

Guadalupe’s mother has been living with him in his Washington, D.C., rowhome for about six months. He’s her caregiver now—which means helping to manage her type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Laughing Out Loud with Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown Headshot

Comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown is the face (and mouth!) behind this year’s “Laugh Out Loud” campaign with Colgate Total®. We caught up with her to learn why she is so passionate to spread the word about the importance of oral health for people with diabetes. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Eric’s Diabetes Story

Team Moxie from left: Eric , Marcie and Claire.

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

Source: American Girl

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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Posted in About Us, Breaking News, Family, Friends, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Research, Talking Type 1, Talking Type 2
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