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Andy McAllister Type 1 Diabetes July 2012
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Assistant Dean of Students' Struggle with Diabetes Featured

Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 [3:00 PM]

Andy McAllister July 2012
Assistant Dean of Students Andy McAllister has lived with type 1 diabetes since 2010.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Dean of Students Andy McAllister tells on a blog how he has adjusted to living with type 1 diabetes since being diagnosed with the disease in 2010.

McAllister recounts his story on the website Diabetes Stops Here, a blog by the American Diabetes Association designed to help stop diabetes.

McAllister, who was diagnosed with the disease at a local health fair, writes that "educating myself about diabetes helps with any struggles I face."

"Knowledge is power, and the more knowledge I gain proves that I can maintain control," he writes.

Kentucky's rate for adults diagnosed diabetes is the seventh highest in the nation, according to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. About 9.9 percent of Kentucky adults -- or 318,000 people -- have diabetes. The national rate is 7.5 percent.

Click here to read McAllister's entry on Diabetes Stops Here.

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