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Your Rights, One Voice: Andrés’ Story

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When Adriana asked about diabetes care in the afternoons, she was told by a few of the camp directors that they could not offer any options for afternoon care. They did not propose anything to ease her concerns. Adriana wondered who would be there for Andrés after the camp nurse left each day — and if he could even attend at all. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kiara’s Story

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Kiara, who is 11 years old and has type 1 diabetes, recently faced an episode of low blood glucose while riding the bus. Although she keeps glucose tabs in her backpack, on that particular day, Kiara didn’t have enough available. The bus driver pulled over and a fellow student gave Kiara a juice box to help. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Ashlynn’s Story

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In April 2015, Ashlynn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and her access to CREST activities became more limited. Ashlynn’s mother, Audrey, learned that the program would not train its staff to administer glucagon. Glucagon is sometimes necessary when a person with diabetes experiences extremely low blood glucose, also known as hypoglycemia. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Deanelle

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One of my first such experiences was at the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Carolina Trails in King, North Carolina. Attending camp was the first time I met a large group of people with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kevin’s Story

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Sandy of Encinitas, California, needed some help on behalf of her son Kevin, a seventh grader. Kevin, who has type 1 diabetes, had a 504 Plan in elementary school, but it didn’t carry over to his new school. He needed a new 504 Plan to ensure that he would be treated fairly, stay medically safe and have the same access to education as his peers in middle school. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Eddie

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Diabetes management and anxiety can take a very significant toll on you — it’s something that needs to be addressed more than it is. Too seldom do we take the time to slow down and recognize that the management of our disease is difficult and extremely stressful. Continue reading

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Living with Diabetes in College: Jess

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After already living with type 1 diabetes for 12 years, going off to school was like being diagnosed all over again. As I progressed in my academic career, I realized taking care of diabetes on my own was much more demanding than it had ever been before. Continue reading

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