Category: HEALTH

Initiative aims to lower heart disease, stroke risk among millions living with diabetes

BY JUNE 15, 2018 – 1:26 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association During her first pregnancy in 1994, Sophia Boulanger developed gestational diabetes and was later diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Then in 2011, Boulanger was told she had 90 percent blockages in all five vessels supplying blood to the heart. The quintuple bypass surgery that…
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Government Affairs & Advocacy Newsletter Update: July 2018

BY JULY 23, 2018 – 7:45 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association Introduction from LaShawn McIver, MD, MPH Dear Advocates, What a busy year 2018 has been so far! In this summer’s Advocacy Newsletter, I’m excited to share updates from our teams in Federal Government Affairs, State Government Affairs, Legal Advocacy, Grassroots Advocacy and Public…
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Food Insecurity and Diabetes: Seniors Struggle to Maintain Health with Limited Access to Proper Diet

BY NOVEMBER 20, 2018 – 4:22 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association By Lydia Preuss and Shana Alford, Feeding America Applied Research In the United States, millions of seniors ages 60 and older face a diverse set of challenges on a regular basis when trying to secure and prepare nutritious food, which may include food…
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Embracing New Diabetes Technology at Camp: Laurie Diasio’s Story

BY AUGUST 20, 2018 – 3:59 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association For nearly 70 years, our Camps have served as a lifeline for kids with diabetes ages 4 to 18 and their families, allowing children to develop the critical skills they need to thrive while managing this disease. On-site medical volunteers teach campers how…
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Advocacy Update: Diabetes Research and Programs Funding

BY AUGUST 7, 2018 – 4:12 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association This spring, Congress finally increased funding for diabetes research and prevention programs. The Special Diabetes Program, which supports type 1 diabetes research and type 2 diabetes prevention programs in Native communities, was funded through September 30, 2019 at $600 million dollars—a huge win…
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A Conversation with Crystal Woodward and Dr. Fran Cogen: Part 3

BY AUGUST 3, 2018 – 8:57 PM HEALTH By American Diabetes Association Recently, our Safe at School Director, Crystal Woodward, got the chance to chat with Fran Cogen, MD, CDE, Director of Diabetes Services and Interim Co-Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cogen’s practice serves approximately 1,800 patients in the DC/Maryland/Virginia metro area,…
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