Category Archives: Stop Diabetes

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Success Story: Jennifer Atkins

Jennifer with her husband and children

I know I have a high risk of developing type 2 someday, because of both my family history and my gestational diabetes. People of Hispanic heritage, like me, are at even higher risk. But I’m doing all I can to prevent or delay it. Continue reading

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Success Story: Ruth Sobieralski

Ruth Sobieralski
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Your Rights, One Voice: Erin’s Story

Erin Argueta

If you wear diabetes devices, such as an insulin pump, it’s wise to learn about the TSA rules that might affect you. Then there is the challenge of figuring out how much extra time you might need to get through airport security to make your flight on time. Does this count as a “reasonable accommodation” from your employer? Continue reading

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Five Things to Know about Ketones

If you live with diabetes, you have probably heard that ketones are something to watch out for. That they have something to do with the dreaded diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). But do you really understand what ketones are and why they happen? Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

Mona Huff

Why am I a Diabetes Advocate? I want to help policymakers realize that diabetes is a serious disease that has reached epidemic levels. They need to understand how important education and resources are to the community, especially rural communities. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Elizabeth Dodds

Bryan with their three children in Mexico Beach, Fla.

Bryan is not just his diabetes. He is so much more, and he never lets diabetes get in the way of being an active father. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Sara White

Sara White