Category: Advocacy

Advocacy, Diabetes Symptoms

Introduction – LaShawn McIver, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Advocacy & Community Integrated Health

Thanks to the continued support of over 500,000 diabetes advocates like each of you, we continue to address the barriers faced by people with diabetes in their everyday life. Our fall newsletter outlines important highlights of activities from across the country. We recently celebrated a historic win that was achieved through a legal advocacy victory […]

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Your Rights, One Voice: James’ Story

For the last two years, James Wilson has worked as a behavioral health technician at an addiction treatment center in Illinois. James has found great meaning in this work with rehabilitation patients and has enjoyed his responsibility of conducting patient checks around the 23-acre campus. James’ type 2 diabetes never interfered with this job until […]

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Advocacy Update: Diabetes Research and Programs Funding

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 for people living with and affected by diabetes. Congress also increased funding […]

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A Conversation with Crystal Woodward and Dr. Fran Cogen: Part 3

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, with 85 percent of those patients living with type 1 diabetes. Dr. […]