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Join Our Safe at School Twitter Chat — Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. ET!

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The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is dedicated to making sure that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their peers. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Nico’s Story

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Jodi Gast, of Hollywood, Fla., was trying to hold back tears. It was October 2014, and she had to take her 6-year-old son, Nico, to the emergency room because he was sick. Continue reading

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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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