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The Genetics of Diabetes

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Unlike some traits, diabetes doesn’t seem to be inherited in a simple pattern, and there is a lot of misinformation out there about its causes. It’s apparent, though, that some people are born more likely to develop diabetes than others. Continue reading

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I Love Someone with Diabetes: Jessica Vermaak

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I have a wonderful husband, a sister and a brother—all with type 1 diabetes. Oh, yes, and I am also type 1! It is a joke around my family that you are the odd one out if you don’t need a shot before dinner! Continue reading

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Learn How to be Healthy, Active and Live Well with Diabetes

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The American Diabetes Association EXPOs are FREE one-day diabetes-focused health events in more than a dozen metropolitan cities that bring health care professionals, experts, product exhibitors and volunteers together under one roof. Continue reading

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Diabetes Researchers on a Mission

Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD President, Medicine & Science, 2014 American Diabetes Association

We’re in the midst of an incredibly exciting time for diabetes research. Diabetes is so much more complex and nuanced than researchers previously thought, and we are finding out so much about what causes it. Continue reading

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Advocacy in Action – Our 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities

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Each year, the Association works to identify the leading federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities that will guide our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®. These priorities help guide our work with Congress and state legislators, and drive our efforts to make diabetes research, prevention programs and access to health care a top priority on Capitol Hill and in every statehouse across the nation. Continue reading

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Get to Know our 2014 National Youth Advocate, Basma Abdellaoui!

Basma Abdellaoui

From the beginning, my family, friends, doctors and the American Diabetes Association have had such a huge influence on me. 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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