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New Diabetes Foundation Aims to Empower Students, Young Adults and More

By Mike Hoskins on May 22, 2015

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The Students With Diabetes peer-support network is now five years old, and as the three-day annual conference gets going today, this is a big moment for Nicole Johnson, Miss America 1999 and a fellow type 1 who founded the program in mid-2010.

Being announced at the conference to the nearly 200 young adults with diabetes, is how SWD is expanding beyond just the “college age” crowd, to offer a sister program for young adults with diabetes. Both will be housed under a newly-formed non-profit called The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation, and there are plans for a lot more programming as the year rolls on.

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