RAISING AWARENESS: National Diabetes Awareness Month

World Diabetes Day falls on November 14, the anniversary of insulin discoverer, Frederick Banting’s birth. On November 1, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) celebrates T1Day to raise awareness surrounding Type 1 Diabetes. It is fitting, then, that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

In this month’s Affinity newsletter, associate Katie Fox shares a personal story about a friend who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in sixth grade and how JDRF has supported her.

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MBLB’s walk team Marching 4 McFaull is raising money for T1D research by once again participating in the JDRF One Walk, which will take place at LaFreniere Park in Metairie, Louisiana, on November 11, 2023. By donating to or joining our team today, you can help fund research that impacts the lives of the millions of children, adults, and families challenged by T1D every day.

Donate to or join our JDRF One Walk team >


MBLB strives to be a diverse law firm. Our goal is to create and maintain an environment that welcomes and fosters mutual respect for different perspectives, backgrounds and life experiences regardless of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to ensuring that professional growth and advancement are based on capability and performance and recognize that a diverse workforce enriches our experiences and lends to our success. We value and support all who positively contribute to our practice and our community.

MBLB’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee members include Members Alan Brackett, Mike Parks, and Simone Yoder, Associate Tyler Loga and Human Resources Director, Linda Castanza.

Among the initiatives the DE&I Committee has launched is the Affinity newsletter, which allows diverse voices and points of view to be shared, both within our firm and externally. The newsletter is intended to educate, particularly on historical diversity issues and their impact on or by the law. While these articles provide valuable perspective, they are not intended to espouse a position by the firm.

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