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Success Story: Mark Lee

Mark Lee

When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Prediabetes: What’s the Big Deal?

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If you’re reading this right now, there’s a good chance you know something about type 1 or type 2 diabetes. But how much do you know about prediabetes? If your answer is “not a lot,” keep reading! Before people develop … Continue reading

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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes®: David Gibbs

David Gibbs, Third-Year Red Rider, Captain of Team Red Chicago
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The Genetics of Diabetes

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Unlike some traits, diabetes doesn’t seem to be inherited in a simple pattern, and there is a lot of misinformation out there about its causes. It’s apparent, though, that some people are born more likely to develop diabetes than others. Continue reading

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It’s National Kidney Month!

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March is National Kidney Month, a time to raise awareness about the prevention and early detection of kidney disease. Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure? The good news is that managing your diabetes well … Continue reading

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Easy Ways to Cut 100 Calories

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Everything you do burns calories: breathing, sleeping, standing and all other activities you enjoy doing. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised to know that it doesn’t take much. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Dawn Rosett Alirez

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Arianna is the most remarkable person we have ever met and she’s only ten! We have never met someone so young who has such a positive outlook in life. She doesn’t let her diabetes stand in her way. She truly is our hero. Continue reading

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