Tag Archives: diabetes advocates

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A Cause for Celebration

For the American Diabetes Association’s 75th anniversary, all year long we have been honoring decades of progress in diabetes treatment, management and quality of life, and our role in these advancements. Continue reading

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Miss South Carolina 2015: Paving the Way to Stop Diabetes®

I am Daja Dial, Miss South Carolina 2015, and I am an advocate for people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. My brother lives with type 1, my grandmother has prediabetes and my great-grandmother, at 92 years old, is blind from complications of type 2. Continue reading

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

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: Lance’s Story

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Your Rights, One Voice: Lauren’s Story

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

Erin Argueta

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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Why I Am a Diabetes Advocate: Mona Huff

Mona Huff

Why am I a Diabetes Advocate? I want to help policymakers realize that diabetes is a serious disease that has reached epidemic levels. They need to understand how important education and resources are to the community, especially rural communities. Continue reading

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