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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Chuck Malloy

When a person’s health starts to go downhill in his or her 50s, it often serves as a prelude to an early death. My health was on a free-fall during my early 50s—and there was no question that my life was in peril.
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Your Rights, One Voice: Kevin’s Story

Sandy of Encinitas, California, needed some help on behalf of her son Kevin, a seventh grader. Kevin, who has type 1 diabetes, had a 504 Plan in elementary school, but it didn’t carry over to his new school. He needed a new 504 Plan to ensure that he would be treated fairly, stay medically safe and have the same access to education as his peers in middle school. Continue reading

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“Something Just Isn’t Right”: Reflections on Our Daughter’s Type 1 Diagnosis

Though we have adapted to life with diabetes, I will never forget how scary that experience was. It’s not something you ever want to go through as a parent. I so wish that Cassidy’s type 1 had been picked up sooner. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Alicia and Darcie’s Story

Alicia Shantz of Dearborn, Michigan, was looking at a police officer job listing for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office when she noticed something odd. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Kamdyn’s Story

On Kamdyn’s second day in the program, her blood glucose level began to drop a bit, but was still within a normal range. Chelesa explained over the phone how to give Kamdyn some gummies to treat the dropping blood glucose. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Vaughn’s Story

So, in the spring of 2015, when Vaughn’ mother Kira got a message from camp saying he could not attend that summer, she was naturally upset. She was told, “I’m sorry for the bad news. We are not equipped to handle a camper with diabetes.” Continue reading

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Life with Diabetes in Syria

I was a third-year medical student when my 9-year-old brother M. was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) back home in our native Syria. It was very traumatizing event, and it triggered my interest in becoming a pediatric endocrinologist. Continue reading

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