Category Archives: Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

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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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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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