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Bemi Wayland: North Carolina Camper, Youth Ambassador and Red Rider

Bemi and her father Derek, riding to Stop Diabetes!

If you asked the Wayland family why they ride in Tour de Cure®, they would say it is for their daughter or for their older sister, Bemi. Continue reading

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Lil Jon: Why He Fights to Stop Diabetes®

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This week is the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), a time when we at the American Diabetes Association (Association) acknowledge the distinguished volunteers who bring our mission to life all over the country. During NVAW 2014, we’d … Continue reading

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Celebrating More of Our Volunteers in the Fight to Stop Diabetes®

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating our amazing volunteers—people who dedicate their passion, skills and time to our mission to Stop Diabetes®. These volunteers demonstrate what volunteering for a great cause is all about! Continue reading

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating our amazing volunteers—people who dedicate their passion, skills and time to our mission to Stop Diabetes®. One way we recognize them is through our annual National Service Achievement Awards and National Stop Diabetes Awards. These 2013 winners demonstrate what volunteering for a great cause is all about! Continue reading

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Diabetes Researchers on a Mission

Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD President, Medicine & Science, 2014 American Diabetes Association

We’re in the midst of an incredibly exciting time for diabetes research. Diabetes is so much more complex and nuanced than researchers previously thought, and we are finding out so much about what causes it. Continue reading

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Get Off the Sidelines to Help Stop Diabetes®

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, RN, CNP, CDE President, Health Care & Education, 2014 American Diabetes Association

As President of Health Care and Education for the American Diabetes Association, part of my responsibility is to make sure that what we do as an organization stays true to the mission of improving the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Continue reading

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Get to Know our 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui!

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From the beginning, my family, friends, doctors and the American Diabetes Association have had such a huge influence on me. Continue reading

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