Category Archives: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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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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Stopping Diabetes at Camp

Camp blog 2

If you are a parent of a child with diabetes, the idea of sending him or her to camp might seem scary. But right now, thousands of kids with diabetes are canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining and making new friends just like them at camp. 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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Catching up with the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Mosaic

ryan reed

Since Oct. 1, 2012, our supporters have helped us shine a new light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day. Thousands of photos have been uploaded to our mosaic to illustrate what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to people affected by the disease. Together, these images capture the extraordinary effort it takes to live an ordinary day with diabetes. Here are some of our favorite images that have been added in 2013! Continue reading

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Talking Type 2: Breanna Jenkins

Breanna Jenkins

This week on the blog, we are featuring stories of young adults living with type 2 diabetes. Breanna knew a lot about type 2 from her family history and her job as a nurse — but she was young and active, so the thought of having it herself never crossed her mind. Now she has taken control of her health and wants to help others prevent and manage type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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

Micaela and her mother