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“This Is Our Life. This Is Diabetes.”

Robin and niece
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This is Christina. This Is Diabetes

Christina

Christina says her doctor was hesitant to test her for type 2 diabetes because she didn’t display any of the typical risk factors. She was young and she wasn’t overweight. Christina told her doctor, “Just humor me. Let’s do the test.” Continue reading

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“This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.”

Jessica

Jessica was only in her 30s when her family’s history of diabetes became her own reality. Now she is determined to take control of her disease so she can watch her seven nieces and nephews grow up. Continue reading

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“This Is Role Reversal. This Is Diabetes.”

Guadalupe and his mother

Guadalupe’s mother has been living with him in his Washington, D.C., rowhome for about six months. He’s her caregiver now—which means helping to manage her type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

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This Is World Diabetes Day

Kevin L. Hagan, CEO, American Diabetes Association

We need to shift our attitudes about diabetes, treating it with the urgent attention it deserves. As a society, we can’t afford to turn a blind eye any longer or leave this disease to the next generation to deal with. The time is now. Continue reading

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Laughing Out Loud with Yvette Nicole Brown

Yvette Nicole Brown Headshot

Comedic actress Yvette Nicole Brown is the face (and mouth!) behind this year’s “Laugh Out Loud” campaign with Colgate Total®. We caught up with her to learn why she is so passionate to spread the word about the importance of oral health for people with diabetes. Continue reading

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Live. Work. Play: Eric’s Diabetes Story

Team Moxie from left: Eric , Marcie and Claire.

When I started working with the American Diabetes Association in July 2015, this statistic became forever etched in my memory: Compared with non-Hispanic whites, the risk of being diagnosed with diabetes is 1.7 times higher among Latinos/Hispanics. Did it make me think twice about my eating habits and exercise regimen? It most certainly did. It also made me think about my family history. Continue reading

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