Category Archives: Talking Type 2

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Why Diabetes Won’t Hold Back Olympic Athletes

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Most people won’t ever get the chance to compete in the Olympics—and to do so while living with diabetes may seem downright impossible. However, diabetes hasn’t stopped many athletes from competing in sports and extreme competitions. And with the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil on our minds, it turns out there’s no shortage of professional athletes and Olympians living with the disease. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Lynda’s Diabetes Story

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When I called my parents to tell them I had diabetes, I was scared. I thought that they would be disappointed in me for doing this to myself. I thought that they would be ashamed of me and my diabetes. But they were not. They were very supportive. Continue reading

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Driving Advancements in Diabetes Research at our Scientific Sessions

Presenters during a press conference at the American Diabetes Association's 76th Annual Meeting. Photo by © ADA/Todd Buchanan.

If you were looking for the world’s leading diabetes researchers last week, you would have found them in New Orleans. The American Diabetes Association’s 76th Annual Scientific Sessions—the world’s largest and most comprehensive professional meeting centered on diabetes—took place June 10-14 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Michelle Foster

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I was encouraged to get involved with local Association activities and for that I am and will always be grateful. I have learned so much over the years both from my involvement as well as from the doctor who not only treated my diabetes but who also helped me to learn about how it affected me personally and what I needed to do to manage it effectively. Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Chuck Malloy

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When a person’s health starts to go downhill in his or her 50s, it often serves as a prelude to an early death. My health was on a free-fall during my early 50s—and there was no question that my life was in peril.
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Live. Work. Play: Michael’s Diabetes Story

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The number 17 is meaningful here because 17 years ago my internist diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes. I was floored, shaking, sweating. I felt panicky and started doing research—probably not the smartest thing to do the day of diagnosis. I had two daughters and my eldest would be diagnosed a few years later. I worried how long I would be around. I thought, “Will I walk them down the aisle? Hold my grandchildren? Face amputations?” 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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