Category Archives: Talking Type 2

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Live. Work. Play: Michael’s Diabetes Story

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

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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Live. Work. Play: Diana’s Diabetes Story

Nearly three years later, I feel more committed than ever and in debt to the Association for all the help and support I’ve received as a volunteer, an employee and a person living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Diabetes News

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

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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Interview: Chef Ingrid Hoffmann for Hispanic Heritage Month

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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Talking Type 2: Elizabeth Jones

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Elizabeth’s story is the last in our series of blogs about young adults living with type 2 diabetes. With a strong family history of the disease, she says getting type 2 was never a matter of “if,” but “when.” But she’s much healthier now, and planning to run her first 8K later this month! Continue reading

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