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How a Landmark Civil Rights Law Has Protected People with Diabetes for 25 Years

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities, including diabetes. But there was still a great need for education among employers, day care providers and others. 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: Alison Scheef

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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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Living Long and Prospering with Diabetes: Cyndie Gantt Owen

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If you’re new to diabetes, or a parent of a child with diabetes: Hugs! Although your whole world is spinning at this moment, you will survive. Continue reading

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Diabetes Myths – Busted.

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There are many myths that make it difficult for people to understand the hard facts about diabetes. We join the diverse diabetes community in setting the record straight. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Marissa’s Story

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Four-year-old Marissa was happily attending a Head Start preschool program in Philadelphia. But everything changed after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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