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Diabetes Advocacy With a Crown

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You’ve just been crowned Miss America. Imagine hearing these words in front of thousands of people in the audience and millions watching at home. Now you will be on the road for more than 360 days out of the year supporting your platform. Your cause: Diabetes Education and Awareness. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Carol’s Story

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Just 10 days after being incarcerated, Dan was already experiencing physical symptoms from constant high blood glucose levels. He was being denied access to appropriately timed insulin—and was being punished for demanding to see a nurse or requesting insulin. Dan was extremely anxious and felt helpless about his situation. He resorted to not eating in order to keep his blood glucose from going even higher. This resulted in jail officials deeming him a danger to himself and placing him in lock-up. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Jennifer and Allie’s Story

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During the summer we were even more lost. We became increasingly concerned about the upcoming school year—we knew we could not spend each day in class with Allie. My husband and I felt as though we were drowning in a sea of uncertainty and confusion. Continue reading

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Access to diabetes medications and supplies is a necessity, not a luxury

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Mississippi State Representative Jeffrey S. Guice’s June 27, 2016, email message to a family regarding Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage of diabetes supplies demonstrates a lack of knowledge about the daily and life-long challenges and costs of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Jazmyne’s Story

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One day at school in late January 2016, 7-year-old Jazmyne Codes, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, received her insulin dose an hour late. The assistant principal informed her mother, CaTasha, of the incident. When CaTasha asked why that happened, she was told that the regular school nurse wasn’t available. Continue reading

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Safe Air Travel with Diabetes

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With Memorial Day weekend coming up, many people across the country will begin planning their summer vacations (if not already). However, for people living with diabetes, there is often a lot more preparation involved, from packing extra medications and supplies to securing doctors’ notes. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Andrés’ Story

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When Adriana asked about diabetes care in the afternoons, she was told by a few of the camp directors that they could not offer any options for afternoon care. They did not propose anything to ease her concerns. Adriana wondered who would be there for Andrés after the camp nurse left each day — and if he could even attend at all. Continue reading

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