Your Rights, One Voice: Mason’s Story

As a parent, you want the best for your child, from health care to home life to education. Raising a child with type 1 diabetes can make the stakes higher—even when everything is going well. But how do you react when a necessary part of your child’s life keeps him from success? That’s the situation […]

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This Is My Truth. This Is Diabetes.

When you ask Jessica where “home” is, she pictures the Indian reservation in upstate New York where her parents are from. Jessica’s family is part of the Haudenosaunee—the people of the longhouses—where entire family units live together in one house with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and siblings. Close family ties define her community. At […]

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ADA Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) announced Tuesday, May 1st that Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE would serve as new CEO. She joined the ADA National Board of Directors in January 2018. Ms. Brown lives with Type 2 Diabetes and is an enthusiastic fundraiser and volunteer for her local chapter. Ms. Brown joins the ADA from Sam’s Club, […]

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American Diabetes Alert Day

What’s Your Type 2 Diabetes Risk? One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, a serious disease that can lead to complications like kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and amputations. But type 2 diabetes doesn’t have to be permanent—it can be prevented or delayed with healthy lifestyle modifications. The […]

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Diabetes: 7 Symptoms You Don’t See

African Americans have the highest rate of diabetes, but get this: it’s a preventable disease. We can actually win the fight against it. Genetic traits, the prevalence of obesity, and insulin resistance all contribute to the risk of diabetes in the African American community. African Americans also have a high rate of diabetic complications, because […]

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As Sweet As Sugar

No getting around it, we Americans have a sweet tooth. Most of us eat the equivalent of 22 teaspoons, approximately 350 calories, of sugar a day.  For those who are trying to lose weight or must watch their blood sugar as with diabetes, too much sugar can be a problem.  Artificial sweeteners are consumed daily […]

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The Cost of Diabetes

How much does diabetes cost an employer and an employee? According to the American Diabetes Association’s Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012, the average medical expenditure for people with diagnosed diabetes is about $13,700 per year, with approximately $7,900 due to diabetes. Medical expenditures for people with diabetes are a staggering 2.3 […]

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