Lala Jackson, Managing Editor

 
MANAGING EDITOR
Lala swore to never work in the diabetes space for fear of making the disease more than 100% of her life (having been diagnosed at age 10), then ended up doing it anyway. Making an impact in the lives of fellow people with diabetes mattered too much to stay away. Working in communications and content strategy for more than a decade across for- and non-profit companies, she’s been in the diabetes non-profit space for the past six years. A bit of a nomad, she grew up primarily bouncing between Hawaii and Washington state and graduated from the University of Miami in Florida with a communications degree focused in advertising. She is a published non-fiction author who is currently trying to teach herself how to write fiction. You can usually find her reading, preferably on a beach.

Written by LaLa

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Fight the Stigma: How to Respond When People Are Ignorant About Diabetes


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COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids Ages 5 to 11 With Diabetes: What to Know


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Have Diabetes and Hesitant About COVID-19 Vaccines? Read This


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Just Diagnosed with Diabetes? Here’s Who You Need on Your Team


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Healthcare Providers Will No Longer Be Allowed to Issue “Surprise” Bills


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Over Insulin Pricing, Mississippi AG Sues Insulin Manufacturers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers


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COVID-19 Vaccines For Kids + Teens with Diabetes


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Don’t Have Health Insurance Right Now? Read This


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How Rebates – Most of the Cost of Your Insulin – Work


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Inside the Senate Report on Rising Insulin Prices


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Why is Black History Month Important in the Diabetes Community?


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COVID + Diabetes: The Work and School Safety Guide


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New Medicare Plan Will Cap Insulin Copays at $35


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