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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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Posted in About Us, Advocacy, American Diabetes Month, Family, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Prediabetes, Stop Diabetes, This Is Diabetes
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All in the Family: Jessi’s Diabetes Camp Story

Jessi Thaller-Moran returned to Diabetes Camp for the 19th time this year–find out what keeps bringing her back. Continue reading

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Swimming, Archery and Empowerment: Lisa and Nichole’s Diabetes Camp Story

Diabetes Camps provide a safe place for children living with diabetes to just be kids and enjoy traditional summer camp activities–Lisa shares her daughter Nichole’s Diabetes Camp story. Continue reading

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Why I Give: Isabella’s Story

Hello! My name is Isabella (Bella) and I live in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I am on the Junior Olympic Archery team and on a drill swim team. Archery and swimming are my favorite hobbies because they’re so much fun AND they keep me active, which helps control my blood sugar levels. Continue reading

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Why I Give: George’s Story

At the age of 7, my daughter Audra was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. As her condition deteriorated throughout her college years, she had kidney failure. Although I donated a kidney to her on her 26th birthday to extend her life, she passed away from long-term complications in 2012 at the age of 34. Continue reading

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We’re Dedicated to Safe at School Progress

Unfortunately, many students face discrimination because of their diabetes. The goal of the American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is for school to be a safe—and a fair—place for every child with diabetes. 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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