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How to Talk to Loved Ones about Type 2 Diabetes Risk

An estimated 84 million Americans are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—and someone you love could be among them. However, many people don’t realize that type 2 diabetes can be delayed or even prevented with healthy lifestyle changes. This … Continue reading

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How to Advocate for Friends and Family in Jail and Prison

Recently, the American Diabetes Association requested to join a lawsuit concerning the failure to provide adequate diabetes care to prisoners at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility in Tennessee. It is far too common for jails and prisons fail to meet … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Crystal Jackson and Dr. Fran Cogen: Part 1

Recently, our Safe at School Director, Crystal Jackson, got the chance to chat with Fran Cogen, MD, CDE, Director of Diabetes Services and Interim Co-Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cogen’s practice serves approximately 1,800 patients in the … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Century Wellness with ADA Health Champions

As the workplace continues to evolve, three of the our recent Health Champions are working to create modern-day solutions for their company wellness programs. Sun Life Financial, headquartered in Wellesley, MA, has used its social media pages to share wellness … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Chef Devin Alexander Talks Revitalizing Resolutions

Let’s face it. We all have great intentions when making our New Year’s resolutions…but how many of us even stick with them through February? Maybe it’s just that we’re overdoing them—as someone who’s kept off 70 pounds for 30 years (after … Continue reading

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From Diagnosis to Camp: The Mihelich Family’s Story

March 18, 1990 was a night that Randy Mihelich would never forget. That night, he was brought to Elmhurst Hospital by his parents, and subsequently learned that his blood glucose was 1,029, far exceeding the average range. Randy was diagnosed … Continue reading

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Mission Impact: Letters from the Presidents

This year, we’re proud to welcome Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD, ABPP and Jane E. B. Reusch, MD to ADA. As President, Health Care & Education and President, Medicine & Science, respectively, they’ll continue to further our mission and support all people … Continue reading

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