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Your Rights, One Voice: Sarah’s Story

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During the school day, on the bus and at other extracurricular activities such as chorus, the nurse helps Sarah calculate insulin dosages, monitor her blood glucose and treat hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia (episodes of high and low blood glucose). Why was this after-school activity any different? Continue reading

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“This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.”

Jessica

Jessica was only in her 30s when her family’s history of diabetes became her own reality. Now she is determined to take control of her disease so she can watch her seven nieces and nephews grow up. Continue reading

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This Is World Diabetes Day

Kevin L. Hagan, CEO, American Diabetes Association

We need to shift our attitudes about diabetes, treating it with the urgent attention it deserves. As a society, we can’t afford to turn a blind eye any longer or leave this disease to the next generation to deal with. The time is now. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Diana’s Diabetes Story

Nearly three years later, I feel more committed than ever and in debt to the Association for all the help and support I’ve received as a volunteer, an employee and a person living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Why I Give: Barbara’s Story

During the holiday season, the American Diabetes Association® encourages people to share their story on why they give to our mission. Whether it’s through local events, planned giving, one-time donations or in memory of a loved one, these gifts go … Continue reading

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If the Rate of New Diabetes Cases is Dropping, What’s Left to Do?

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There is a difference between incidence and prevalence—how many new cases are being reported, versus how many people actually have diabetes. Continue reading

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Join FitForGood and Start Stepping

Sign up and Fitbit will track your steps from Nov. 9 through Nov. 20. At the end of the challenge, Fitbit will award a total of $1 million to charity. You help decide where the money goes! Continue reading

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