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“This Is My New Math. This Is Diabetes.”

Siani

Siani looks just like an average college student — except she’s managing type 1 diabetes on her own for the first time, in a new setting. “This is my new math. This Is Diabetes.”
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Laughing Out Loud with Yvette Nicole Brown

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Comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown is the face (and mouth!) behind this year’s “Laugh Out Loud” campaign with Colgate Total®. We caught up with her to learn why she is so passionate to spread the word about the importance of oral health for people with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Brody’s Story

Brody and family

“When we first applied to the camp, we didn’t have any idea that Brody might be denied because of his diabetes. Particularly since he attends school in the same district that offers this summer camp—including [attending] the same after-school camp throughout the school year.” Continue reading

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25 Legends: Laura Nolan

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Summer 1973: I had just finished the eighth grade. I was a little nervous but very excited at the prospect of starting high school and a new chapter in my life. But little did I know just how much my life was going to change over the next few months. Continue reading

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#IDriveMyHealth: Lisa’s Story

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Although I always try to make lemonade out of lemons, adjusting to life with diabetes was not easy. Since I was only 11 years old when I was diagnosed, I could not fully comprehend the disease and did not realize how much of an impact it would have on my life. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Eric’s Diabetes Story

Team Moxie from left: Eric , Marcie and Claire.

When I started working with the American Diabetes Association in July 2015, this statistic became forever etched in my memory: Compared with non-Hispanic whites, the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes is 1.7 times higher among Latinos/Hispanics. Did it make me think twice about my eating habits and exercise regimen? It most certainly did. It also made me think about my family history. Continue reading

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25 Legends: Cristie Field

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The diagnosis came as a huge surprise and completely changed my life—I was only 25 and had recently graduated college. I always lived a reasonably healthy lifestyle and was a ballet dancer for many years. However, the summer after college, my weight fluctuated and I felt constantly exhausted. I just did not feel like myself. Continue reading

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