Category Archives: Life with Diabetes

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America’s Diabetes Challenge: Thank you from Tim McGraw

Diabetes has impacted my family, friends and fans, and I know that November is an important time for the community, as it marks American Diabetes Month®. November is also a time to come together with our loved ones and give … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Education and Planning: Amy’s Type 2 Diabetes Story

When Amy was initially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she was both discouraged and overwhelmed. Mustering all the courage she had, she soon took the first step toward managing the disease by pledging to herself that she would do everything … Continue reading

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Diabetes: Changing the Conversation, Reaping the Rewards

We’re proud to launch our new initiative, In It Together, in conjunction with John Hancock Life Insurance, to celebrate people living with type 2 diabetes and the actions they take to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. In It Together features … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Education and Planning: Karrie’s Type 2 Diabetes Story

When Karrie was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2004, she was not only afraid, but also unsure of how her life was going to be affected despite having a family history of diabetes. She committed to learning more about … Continue reading

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“These Kids Are Just Like Me!”

Cindy with one of her campers
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Your Rights, One Voice: Mason’s Story

The Stevens family

As a parent, you want the best for your child, from health care to home life to education. But what do you do when a necessary part of your child’s life –such as type 1 diabetes care — keeps him from success? Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Sarah’s Story

Sarah

During the school day, on the bus and at other extracurricular activities such as chorus, the nurse helps Sarah calculate insulin dosages, monitor her blood glucose and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia (episodes of high and low blood glucose). Why was this after-school activity any different? Continue reading

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