Category Archives: Tour de Cure

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25 Legends: Eric James

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In 1973, my older brother, Bobby James, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 6 years old (I was only 3). Diabetes management was substantially different back then—he used urine strips to measure his blood glucose levels. Despite the rudimentary tools available to my brother, he seemed to handle his diabetes well and also managed to become the best big brother. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Diana’s Diabetes Story

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Nearly three years later, I feel more committed than ever and in debt to the Association for all the help and support I’ve received as a volunteer, an employee and a person living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Parents Talking Type 1: Annie & Hannah

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I am constantly telling Hannah, “We are never guaranteed tomorrow. If something was to ever happen to me or your dad, I have to know that you will always take care of your body so that you can live a long, fulfilling life.” Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Adriana Mendez

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I know what “awful” feels like. Now that I have great control I know what “normal” feels like – and that’s enough to motivate me. Continue reading

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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Brett Streaser

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I love doing the Tour de Cure because I want to ride to find a cure. My family even volunteers at a rest stop to support me and cheer me on. Continue reading

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Why I Volunteer to Stop Diabetes – Part 2

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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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Cycling Training Tips, Straight from a Pro

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Today pro cyclist Robin Farina shares her tips for choosing and preparing for an event! Whether you’re a casual biker or an experienced cyclist, signed up for the Women’s Series or our regular Tour de Cure, you’ll want to read on! Continue reading

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