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Join Our Safe at School Twitter Chat — Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. ET!

The American Diabetes Association’s Safe at School campaign is dedicated to making sure that all children with diabetes are medically safe at school and have the same educational opportunities as their peers. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Nico’s Story

Jodi Gast, of Hollywood, Fla., was trying to hold back tears. It was October 2014, and she had to take her 6-year-old son, Nico, to the emergency room because he was sick. Continue reading

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Your Rights, One Voice: Marissa’s Story

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Four-year-old Marissa was happily attending a Head Start preschool program in Philadelphia. But everything changed after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Amy Michelle Colbert

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When you or someone you love is diagnosed with diabetes, you feel so many things—and it’s all normal. That there are times when it is normal to feel abnormal. It’s okay to feel that diabetes is NOT okay. But know you’re not alone. Continue reading

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Let’s Treat the WHOLE Patient

David G. Marrero, PhD, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association

Yes, we have made amazing strides in the clinical management of diabetes and the technology of treatment. But we need to play a game of “catch up” when it comes to the psychosocial aspects of this disease. Continue reading

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Join Our Safe at School Facebook Chat — Aug. 7 at 1 p.m. ET!

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On Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the Association will hold a special Facebook chat on keeping children with diabetes Safe at School. Special guest Crystal Jackson, Director for Legal Advocacy, will answer fan questions live! Continue reading

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Diabetes Advocate Honored By WebMD

The Association is thrilled to announce that one of our extraordinary diabetes advocates, Tracy Milligan of Jacksonville, Florida, has been named a 2013 WebMD Health Heroes award winner. Continue reading

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