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Jody Barton, Stop Diabetes Ambassador

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Today we’re getting to know one of the newest members of our Stop Diabetes Celebrity Cabinet, professional athlete Jody Barton. When Jody was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her doctor told her that life as she knew it was over and she would no longer be able to enjoy the active lifestyle she loved. But she didn’t let that stop her! Continue reading

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Ryan and Basma: Role Models for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Ryan Reed and Basma Abdellaoui at the Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference

NASCAR driver and spokesperson for the Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign presented by Lilly Diabetes, Ryan Reed, and the Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui, are at the 15th annual Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference to share their personal experiences of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Have Diabetes, Will Travel!

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Stopping Diabetes in the Asian American Community

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and continue to do so every day. To help commemorate, we spoke with Dr. George … Continue reading

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Join Our #DTravel Twitter Chat – May 8 at 1 p.m. ET!

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UPDATE: Click here for a summary of this #DTravel Twitter chat.   Summer travel season is almost here! Wherever you go, your diabetes comes with you. Traveling with diabetes has its challenges, but if you know your rights and plan … Continue reading

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Bemi Wayland: North Carolina Camper, Youth Ambassador and Red Rider

Bemi and her father Derek, riding to Stop Diabetes!

If you asked the Wayland family why they ride in Tour de Cure®, they would say it is for their daughter or for their older sister, Bemi. Continue reading

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Celebrating More of Our Volunteers in the Fight to Stop Diabetes®

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It’s National Volunteer Appreciation Week and we at the American Diabetes Association are celebrating our amazing volunteers—people who dedicate their passion, skills and time to our mission to Stop Diabetes®. These volunteers demonstrate what volunteering for a great cause is all about! Continue reading

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