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How a Landmark Civil Rights Law Has Protected People with Diabetes for 25 Years

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, it outlawed discrimination against people with disabilities, including diabetes. But there was still a great need for education among employers, day care providers and others. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Marissa’s Story

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Four-year-old Marissa was happily attending a Head Start preschool program in Philadelphia. But everything changed after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Haley’s Story

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Haley Doyle was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes halfway through her first year at the United States Naval Academy. They wanted to dismiss her. She wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Karla Reed

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“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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Your Rights, One Voice: Lance’s Story

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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

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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

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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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