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May 10, 2022Off to Work, Accommodations, Advocacy and Student Rights
“Can you turn your alarm off?” That has probably been asked of me more times that I am willing to confess. Throughout elementary school, middle school and even at college, I heard those words. I am grateful for those who know I’m diabetic and show a little kindness. However, I knew once college… Read more
May 5, 2022Young Adult Diagnosis, Health
CDN recently asked Jazmine Simon, founder of Jazmine Beauty, to tell us about her diabetes diagnosis, her brand's connection to diabetes, and what peer support means to her as a busy young adult living with type 1 diabetes. The day my life unknowingly changed forever was July 13, 2017. I was 15… Read more
April 26, 2022NextGen, Alumni
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Lindsey Medalla: I went to the University of Rochester where I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in… Read more
March 29, 2022NextGen, Alumni
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Alexandra Aguirre: Tell me about yourself… Cassie Abrams: I’m Cassie. I live in Long Island, New York. I’ve had diabetes for a little over 12 years. I studied… Read more
March 22, 2022NextGen, CDN News
Meet the 2022 NextGen Fellows. These young adults are interested in careers in community health and patient advocacy!
March 22, 2022NextGen, CDN News
Meet the 2022 NextGen Fellows. These young adults are interested in careers in medicine, research, and entrepreneurship! 
March 9, 2022Advocacy and Student Rights, Clinics and Providers
This was the message conveyed to me after one of the best endocrinology appointments I’ve ever had, at least in my adulthood. At the beginning of the appointment, my nurse practitioner asked me what I’d like to discuss with her. I babbled on and on about a disheartening message exchange between… Read more
February 14, 2022Technology
Being someone with type 1 diabetes, I can relate to insulin prices being absurdly high. My name is Bradley Martin, a 2021 NextGen Fellow for CDN. Pursuing a bachelors in Digital Media Studies at the University of Rochester, I find it difficult to afford both tuition and medical bills. I am… Read more