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Diabetes Awareness

My Name Is Liddy, and I'm a Type 1 Diabetic

Liddy Huntsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Liddy Huntsman

For 18 years of my life, I was embarrassed to admit I was a Type 1 diabetic. I was embarrassed to admit I was different from everyone I went to school with. I was embarrassed I had to eat or drink juice in front of peers when the time didn't permit.

Small Diabetes Organization AYUDA Teaches Self-Care and Social Change

Riva Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

AYUDA is different than other humanitarian diabetes organizations, and I am fascinated by its proposition. First, it brings diabetes education and human resource support, not medical supplies, to local diabetes communities in need.

Imagine a World Without Diabetes

Sugar Ray Leonard | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Sugar Ray Leonard

I faced some tough opponents throughout my career in the boxing ring. It took the perfect combination of punches, resilience and an enduring commitment to become a champion. Today, the U.S. is facing a hard-hitting opponent of its own -- diabetes.

Life, Death and the Birth of Marjorie's Fund

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

"I do think managing Type 1 diabetes is difficult, and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but it gives me a sense of purpose and clarity about what I'm meant to be doing. When I was diagnosed it woke me up to what's important in life, like relationships and helping others. Looking back, I don't think I'd change anything."

Rev. Run Drops 22 Pounds In Effort To Lower Diabetes Risk

The Hufington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices

At 48, Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons is finally hitting his stride with a healthy diet and exercise routine that he says is on par with achieving the kind...

Hope Stirs As Diabetes Threat Mounts

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

Today, on World Diabetes Day, there is good news: Type 2 diabetes is preventable, and we can stop it from affecting even more around the world. The answer is as clear as the potential toll is severe -- health education.

IndyCar Driver Earns 'Nobel Prize of Public Service' For Public Diabetes Fight

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

DES MOINES, Iowa -- IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball found it more than humbling to be honored with a group that included an 11-year-old Texas boy who s...

Bob Marley's Nephew Is On A Diabetes Mission

Riva Greenberg | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Like his famous reggae musician uncle Bob Marley, Charles Mattocks is championing social change -- in diabetes. His ammunition? A bus, a film, healthy, affordable food and unbounded passion.

Man Wheels Giant Globe Across America For Diabetes Awareness

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

COCOA, Fla. — Erik Bendl is pushing the weight of the world all over the country, and he's happy to do it. He's 48 years old, from Louisville, ...