Category Archives: Volunteer Stories

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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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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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