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A Day in the Life of Diabetes

Raising a Child With Diabetes

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Raising a Child With Diabetes

As a mother of a child with diabetes, Jessica Pena says there is definitely a difference between her an other parents. And it starts at the first moments of her day.

"From the moment we wake up, I check her blood glucose levels and continue to do so throughout the day," Pena says.


Nov. 14 is World Diabetes Day.

To recognize it, the American Diabetes Association has launched the "A Day in the Life of Diabetes" initiative to show the growing impact diabetes has on American families highlight how diabetics live with disease live with it every day.

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