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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

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

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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25 Legends: Cristie Field

The diagnosis came as a huge surprise and completely changed my life—I was only 25 and had recently graduated college. I always lived a reasonably healthy lifestyle and was a ballet dancer for many years. However, the summer after college, my weight fluctuated and I felt constantly exhausted. I just did not feel like myself. Continue reading

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Why Diabetes Won’t Hold Back Olympic Athletes

Most people won’t ever get the chance to compete in the Olympics—and to do so while living with diabetes may seem downright impossible. However, diabetes hasn’t stopped many athletes from competing in sports and extreme competitions. And with the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil on our minds, it turns out there’s no shortage of professional athletes and Olympians living with the disease. Continue reading

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