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Kristinia DeBarge

Kristinia DeBarge, singer and daughter of James DeBarge (from the group DeBarge), has a genuine passion for using her talents to help raise diabetes awareness.

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Chris Carmichael

Chris Carmichael, world renowned cycling coach and the founder and CEO of Carmichael Training Systems, Inc. (CTS), knows the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle not only for someone with diabetes but for everyone.

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Jody Barton

When Jody Barton was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, her doctor told her that life as she knew it was over and she would no longer be able to have the active lifestyle she loved. She didn't let that stop her, though, and took the necessary steps to continue life as she knew it.

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Basma Abdellaoui

The Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three.

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Spinderella

D.J. Spinderella, member of the iconic hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa, has personally seen the severe consequences diabetes has on an entire family. Her own mother passed away from complications of diabetes, and now her brother and young nephew live with the disease every day.

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Duane Brown

Having both a mother and grandmother living with type 2 diabetes, Houston Texan Duane Brown knows how serious a disease diabetes is. He advocates for the prevention of type 2 because he doesn't want to see others suffer the same hardships his family went through.

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Lil Jon

For Lil Jon, educating the public about diabetes is a personal mission. After his mother passed away from type 2 complications, he pushed himself to learn more about the importance of prevention and management of the disease.

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J. Anthony Brown

Diabetes has always been in J. Anthony Brown’s family with both parents and grandmother having the disease. He understands how hard it is to keep on top of your diabetes, but he ensures that the reward of living a longer life is worth the effort.

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Gilberto Santa Rosa

My connection to diabetes is through my parents. They suffered from the disease. I inherited it from them. I joined the movement to Stop Diabetes® because I've seen the physical complications of my parents and the consequences that come with the disease.

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Ryan Reed

After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in Feb. 2011, during the highlight of his racing career, Ryan's approach in his life, career and goals in racing changed.

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