Tag Archives: living with type 2 diabetes

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Live. Work. Play: Simintha’s Diabetes Story

On Wednesday, March 5, 2014, my father lost his fight to type 2 diabetes. When I received the call, my world was immediately turned upside down. I felt like I had been destroyed! The painful numbness of hurt filled my soul and I was beside myself with guilt, anger and confusion. Continue reading

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Posted in Complications, Family, High-Risk Populations, Life with Diabetes, Staff Stories, Stop Diabetes, Talking Type 2
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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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Interview: Chef Ingrid Hoffmann for Hispanic Heritage Month

Diabetes is an urgent health problem in the Hispanic/Latino community, with 12.8 percent of the U.S. Hispanic/Latino population living with diagnosed diabetes. Continue reading

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FREE Program for Those New to Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is a journey. There’s a lot to learn, but you don’t have to do it alone. The American Diabetes Association® is ready to help you every step of the way with our Living With Type 2 Diabetes program. Continue reading

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Success Story: Carmen Micciche

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Success Story: Mark Lee

Mark Lee

When I first heard the words “you have type 2 diabetes,” I thought it was the end of the world. I had no family history and knew nothing about the disease at the time I was diagnosed, so this really came as a shock to me. But I look back now and understand it was just the beginning of a better life. As weird as this may sound, I consider my diagnosis a blessing because it has allowed me to do something I never thought possible: play hockey. Continue reading

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Why I Ride to Stop Diabetes®: David Gibbs

David Gibbs, Third-Year Red Rider, Captain of Team Red Chicago