Category Archives: Volunteer Stories

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Let’s Treat the WHOLE Patient

David G. Marrero, PhD, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association

Yes, we have made amazing strides in the clinical management of diabetes and the technology of treatment. But we need to play a game of “catch up” when it comes to the psychosocial aspects of this disease. Continue reading

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Posted in About Us, Advocacy, Complications, Health Care Reform, Life with Diabetes, Safe at School, Stop Diabetes, Volunteer Stories
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We’re All Members of the Global Diabetes Village

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

You know about our efforts to Stop Diabetes® in the United States, but did you know we’re also involved in diabetes research and education around the world? 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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On My Own . . . and Letting Go

rachel mom cropped

Today, we hear from a mother-daughter team about what it’s like to head off to college with diabetes. Continue reading

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The Journey of a Beauty Queen . . . with Diabetes

rachel janovsky

Four years ago, I decided to compete in my first beauty pageant. . . . I knew that one day, the spotlight would be on me and I could use this spotlight to talk about diabetes. Continue reading

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Jody Barton, Stop Diabetes Ambassador

Jody Barton

Today we’re getting to know one of the newest members of our Stop Diabetes Celebrity Cabinet, professional athlete Jody Barton. When Jody was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her doctor told her that life as she knew it was over and she would no longer be able to enjoy the active lifestyle she loved. But she didn’t let that stop her! Continue reading

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