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Black History Month: Our programs fight discrimination and empower people with diabetes

Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD

While tremendous progress has been made in diabetes treatment and management, gaps still exist for minority populations such as the African-American community. To learn more for Black History Month, we turned to Dr. Sam Dagogo-Jack, the Association’s President, Medicine & Science. Continue reading

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Join our #DiabetesHeart chat – Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET!

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February is American Heart Month! Did you know there is a strong link between diabetes and heart disease? To learn more, please join the American College of Cardiology and the American Diabetes Association for a special Twitter chat on the connection between diabetes and heart disease. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Collin’s Story

Collin Wadian

Joan was worried. What would happen if her son Collin needed help managing diabetes during the school day and she and the school nurse were not available? Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Melissa Van Nest

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When Melissa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 29, she knew what she was up against, as her twin sister also has it. Melissa’s career as a pharmacist also gave her a unique perspective on diabetes management — plus a chance to give back. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Revé Anderko

Revé Anderko

“It amazed me how quickly I adapted to my new lifestyle while trying to enjoy my senior year of college at the same time,” says Revé of her type 1 diabetes diagnosis. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Jennifer Thomas Vensil

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All week long, we will present stories from adults who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, describing the emotions and frustrations that came with their experiences. Jennifer’s type 1 was originally mistaken for type 2, but she has made significant progress in the months since she was diagnosed. Continue reading

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Talking Type 1: Brian Watson

Brian Watson

Think type 1 diabetes is just for kids? Think again. A growing number of adults are being diagnosed with it in their 20s, 30s, 40s and beyond. Brian tells his story of being diagnosed with type 1 at age 29. Continue reading

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