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13.1 miles closer to a life free of diabetes

As a healthy college sophomore in 2007, Brooke never thought she could be at risk for diabetes. But an appointment at the health center on campus revealed a kidney infection, UTI and blood glucose level of 388. This startling news sent Brooke to the hospital, where she was later diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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Time To Step It Up, America!

As CEO of the American Diabetes Association, I see research and statistics every day that reinforce the importance of staying active to reduce risk factors surrounding diabetes. One fact that stands out in particular is that sitting for long periods of time increases the risk of serious, potentially life-threatening health problems such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. 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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Are You Ready to “Make the Move”?

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The American Diabetes Association is a proud supporter of the recently launched National Physical Activity Plan, a set of more than 250 policy recommendations, programs and initiatives that aim to increase physical activity in all segments of the population. Its vision: That one day, all Americans will be physically active and will live, work and play in environments that facilitate regular physical activity. Continue reading

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