Tag Archives: Advocacy

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Karla Reed

Karla and Ryan Reed

“Diabetes isn’t fun. It’s something that you’d never think would happen to your little boy,” says Karla, mom to NASCAR’s Ryan Reed. Continue reading

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Posted in Advocacy, Caregivers, Drive to Stop Diabetes, Family, Life with Diabetes, Parents, Stop Diabetes
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Your Rights, One Voice: Lance’s Story

Lance
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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

Lauren Jess

Ten-year-old Lauren attends the Kids Club, a community-based childcare program at her local school. The school district did not allow program staff to be trained in diabetes care, so Lauren was not able to participate in any of the program events that involved food and drink. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Erin’s Story

Erin Argueta

If you wear diabetes devices, such as an insulin pump, it’s wise to learn about the TSA rules that might affect you. Then there is the challenge of figuring out how much extra time you might need to get through airport security to make your flight on time. Does this count as a “reasonable accommodation” from your employer? Continue reading

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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

Mona Huff

Why am I a Diabetes Advocate? I want to help policymakers realize that diabetes is a serious disease that has reached epidemic levels. They need to understand how important education and resources are to the community, especially rural communities. Continue reading

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Posted in Advocacy, Food and Fitness, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Stop Diabetes, Volunteer Stories
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Your Rights, One Voice: Cameron’s Story

Cameron Nicholas

Cameron Nicholas is a firefighter with the Prichard, Ala., Fire Department. But having type 1 diabetes almost prevented that from happening. Continue reading

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Black History Month: Our programs fight discrimination and empower people with diabetes

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

While tremendous progress has been made in diabetes treatment and management, gaps still exist for minority populations such as the African-American community. To learn more for Black History Month, we turned to Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, the Association’s President, Medicine & Science. Continue reading

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