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Your Rights, One Voice: Sarah’s Story

Sarah

During the school day, on the bus and at other extracurricular activities such as chorus, the nurse helps Sarah calculate insulin dosages, monitor her blood glucose and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia (episodes of high and low blood glucose). Why was this after-school activity any different? Continue reading

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“This Is Our Life. This Is Diabetes.”

Robin and niece
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“This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.”

Jessica

Jessica was only in her 30s when her family’s history of diabetes became her own reality. Now she is determined to take control of her disease so she can watch her seven nieces and nephews grow up. Continue reading

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“This Is Role Reversal. This Is Diabetes.”

Guadalupe and his mother

Guadalupe’s mother has been living with him in his Washington, D.C., rowhome for about six months. He’s her caregiver now—which means helping to manage her type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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This Is World Diabetes Day

Kevin L. Hagan, CEO, American Diabetes Association

We need to shift our attitudes about diabetes, treating it with the urgent attention it deserves. As a society, we can’t afford to turn a blind eye any longer or leave this disease to the next generation to deal with. The time is now. Continue reading

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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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Your Rights, One Voice: Brody’s Story

“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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