Category Archives: Red Strider

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Why I Volunteer to Stop Diabetes – Part 1

Deborah with her great-grandson at her local Step Out walk.

It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating all the people who have dedicated their passion, skills and time to our mission over the last 75 years. Today we hear from two remarkable volunteers, who each contribute in their own way! Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Victoria Newton

Victoria Newton

Twenty-nine-year-old Victoria is new to type 1 diabetes, having been diagnosed less than seven months ago. But she’s adjusting — and has already participated in her local Step Out walk! Continue reading

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A Father-Daughter Team

Carly and Mitch Lennet
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A Closer Look at a Diabetes Champion

Alexys Fleming

Today we are thrilled to showcase the incredible efforts of a Red Strider from the Chicago area: Alexys Fleming. If you don’t know Alexys by name, you may know her work as a makeup artist and social media sensation! Read on to find out what makes her a Champion to Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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A Red Strider Story

COLLINS START

My experience with type 1 diabetes began in January of 1998, when my mother was first diagnosed at the age of 47. So, when my four-year-old son was diagnosed 13 years later, I thought I knew everything there was to know. Continue reading

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Why I Walk to Stop Diabetes®: Micaela’s Story

Micaela and her mother