Category Archives: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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A Red Strider Story

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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

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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

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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

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Why I Walk: Jeff Peterson

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Hi everyone! We continue our Step Out blog series today with Jeff Peterson’s story. Learn below about his emotional diagnosis, how he found the American Diabetes Association and the steps he’s taken since to help others learn about type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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Why I Walk: The Kinne Family

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Hi guys! As promised, throughout this Step Out season, we’re sharing inspirational stories from our walkers – real people who confront the reality of living with diabetes every day. First up, is Marny Kinne’s emotional recollection of hearing her son Tyler’s type 1 diagnosis and the ways her family has supported the Association’s efforts to find a cure…which includes hitting the pavement every fall for Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. Continue reading

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Step Out Season is Almost Here!

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Hey gang! It’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes season, that time of year when families, friends and coworkers come together to walk, and more importantly, celebrate, our mutual efforts to confront, fight and eventually Stop Diabetes. It’s the Association’s signature fundraiser and the money raised is critical to supporting our advocacy, research and education programs throughout the year. Continue reading

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