Dancing for Diabetes In the News
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. For those who have been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily—from what they’ll eat, wear, do and how they’ll take care of themselves. The goal of National Diabetes Awareness Month is to demonstrate the everyday reality that so many are living with, to offer support to those who have been diagnosed and to the projected 1.5 million additional who will likely be diagnosed next year.
Dancing for Diabetes featured on Juicebox Podcast as heard on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Alexa, Google Play and iHeart Radio. Witness the life and family of Scott Benner, author, activist, humorist, and 12-year stay-at-home dad. When Scott’s daughter, Arden, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of two, his world took a sharp turn, but his positive outlook on life did not waver.
Dancing for Diabetes featured in Beyond Type 1 -Founded in 2015 by Juliet de Baubigny, Nick Jonas, Sarah Lucas + Sam Talbot, Beyond Type 1 is leveraging the power of social media and technology, changing what it means to live with a chronic disease. By educating the global community about this autoimmune disease, as well as providing resources and supporting those living with Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 is bridging the gap from diagnosis to cure, empowering people to live well today and funding a better tomorrow.
Tom Karlya has been active in diabetes causes since his daughter, Kaitlyn, was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) in 1992 at the age of two. Then, his son Rob was also diagnosed in March of 2009 at the age of thirteen. He is says his world is mostly about diabetes and his mantra is: “Just Don’t Do Nothing!" Check out his blog, Diabetes Dad. Here are some of our favorite stories:
Dancing for Diabetes Founder, Elizabeth Forrest featured on Diabetes Connections with Stacey Simms. Diabetes Connection podcast features prominent diabetes advocates, authors and speakers and includes personal stories of connection from people with diabetes and their friends and family.