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Ryan and Basma: Role Models for Children and Youth with Diabetes

Ryan Reed and Basma Abdellaoui at the Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference

NASCAR driver and spokesperson for the Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes campaign presented by Lilly Diabetes, Ryan Reed, and the Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui, are at the 15th annual Friends for Life: International Children with Diabetes Conference to share their personal experiences of living with diabetes. Continue reading

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Safe at School – A Personal Story

Amy Johnson, 2010 National Youth Advocate and Volunteer, American Diabetes Association

The thought of going to school and managing my diabetes at the same time—with gym classes, cafeteria meals, the occasional test stress—was scary enough. Having to stand up for myself and defend my ability to check my blood glucose, visit the nurse’s office as needed and even take water or bathroom breaks was an entirely different burden. Continue reading

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Introducing Heather Berg, Our 2013 National Youth Advocate!

My earliest experience with diabetes was in 2003, when my younger brother Aiden was diagnosed with type 1 at 14 months old. I never would have believed my life would come to the same fate a year and a half … Continue reading

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The Search is On for Our Next National Youth Advocate!

Imagine yourself spending a year spreading diabetes awareness and advocating for people affected by the disease through public speaking engagements, events and the media. Not only that, but picture sharing diabetes stories with politicians, testifying before Congress and advancing the … Continue reading

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Meet Our 2012 National Youth Advocate, Logan Nicole Gregory

Logan Nicole Gregory

As the American Diabetes Association’s 2012 National Youth Advocate, I will spend the year promoting the Association’s advocacy initiatives and encouraging children and adults to become involved in the fight to Stop Diabetes®. Continue reading

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Are You the Next National Youth Advocate?

The search is on! Now through October 28, we are accepting applications for our 2012 National Youth Advocate. The position is open to people ages 14-17 with type 1 or 2 diabetes who are passionate about our fight to StopDiabetes®. Continue reading

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Madi Dodge: A Volunteer Acting on Her Dreams

Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of five, Madi Dodge has spent the last ten years (and the majority of her childhood and adolescence) volunteering within the diabetes community. She has done fundraising through a variety of creative methods, and is now serving as the American Diabetes Association’s National Youth Advocate. I caught up with Madi to talk about her ten years of volunteer work in light of National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Continue reading

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