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Patient Organizations’ Open Letter to UnitedHealth Group

  Yesterday a letter was sent to Stephen Hemsley, Chief Executive Officer at UnitedHealth Group about the concerns many diabetes organizations have about UnitedHealth Group’s decision to designate Medtronic as the preferred provider of insulin pumps for their members. Download […]

Students With Diabetes National Conference: A Life Changing Experience!

by Amelia Lee As I prepare for my sixth conference, I reflect on the first Students with Diabetes (SWD) conference I attended. I had just finished my senior year of high school and was preparing to leave home to attend […]

Pleasantly Surprised

by  Gabe Rosenthal You have probably had a few members of your diabetes cheerleading squad tell you about the Students With Diabetes Conference, am I right? Mom has definitely brought it up once or twice in her “just checking in” […]

Living Alone Without Being Alone!

by Sarah D. Rodriguez I’ve never lived alone until now. This summer it will be me, myself, and I in a cute apartment in St. Petersburg’s art district, and I’m excited to figure out how to live on my own. […]

Read Our Latest Press Release!

DIABETES EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION LAUNCHED AT THE 2015 STUDENTS WITH DIABETES CONFERENCE! AMERICAN IDOL STAR CRYSTAL BOWERSOX, AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR KYLE COCHRAN, MISS AMERICA 1999 NICOLE JOHNSON and OTHERS INSPIRED ATTENDEES TO PURSUE THEIR DREAMS! TAMPA, FL – Held for the 5th consecutive year, the 2015 […]

Little Break Up!

Little Break Up by Paige Wagner As a person living with diabetes, it is difficult to shake the underlying fear of being alone – hiking alone, traveling alone, or living alone. Sometimes this disease is beyond the control of any […]