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Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes's Blog Posts Tagged 'Association' (7)

Programs with Power: African American Initiatives at the American Diabetes Association

Have you taken advantage of any of the American Diabetes Association programming? Learn about the Association’s African American programs from Earnestine Walker, Director of African American and Older Adult Initiatives, in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.



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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on February 21, 2013 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Cheese Balls: A Chanukah Recipe from Jewish Diabetes Association Founder Nechama Cohen

Founder of the Jewish Diabetes Association, Nechama Cohen, is convinced you can be Jewish and still eat healthy. Read her story and get her Chanukah recipe on Discuss Diabetes.

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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 10, 2012 at 8:04am — No Comments

Erik Bendl has the World in his Hands for Diabetes Awareness

“Though my pride suffered, it helped me realize we can’t get through life without help; especially when it comes to diabetes,” says Erik Bendl who has walked more than 5,000 miles and traveled to 37 states with his dog and his six-foot-tall world ball, all for diabetes awareness.

Read more about the man who literally has the world in his hands on …


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Father-Daughter Team of A1C Champions Motivate Others with Diabetes

Do you or someone you know have a child who was recently diagnosed with diabetes? Ted and Taylor Duncan, a father-daughter pair of A1C Champions, travel across the country to share their diabetes experience with other parents and children. From working for the American Diabetes Association to helping put together diabetes summer camps, this pair is heavily involved in the diabetes…


Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on October 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

The ADA’s Jennifer Puryear Heads New Patient, Youth Initiatives with a Personal Touch

The ADA’s Head of New Patient and Youth Initiatives shares how her personal connection to diabetes led her to her career. She also explains the many ways her organization may help those living with diabetes.

Read the post at Discuss Diabetes here.


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Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on April 4, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Diabetes Now & Then: Students With Diabetes Have Rights

Part two of our interview with the American Diabetes Association’s Crystal Jackson discusses some of the challenges students with diabetes and their parents may face at school. Learn how the legal rights have changed over the last 15 years.

Read the full post on Discuss Diabetes here.

Best, Laura K.

Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on January 11, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Diabetes Now & Then: A Mother Advocates To Change Laws

In our newest Discuss Diabetes post, I was thrilled to interview Crystal Jackson of the American Diabetes Association – one of the most inspiring people advocating for children with diabetes’ rights in schools. In part one of our interview, we talk about what led her to work for the Association.

Read the post at Discuss Diabetes here.




Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on January 9, 2012 at 11:01am — 2 Comments



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

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