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June 14, 2021Technology, Partners
Being able to sense changes in my blood sugar before it can potentially become dangerous has always been a struggle for me. Even after having type one diabetes for five years, I am still not able to recognize the signs and symptoms until it’s too late. When my endocrinologist introduced me to the… Read more
June 8, 2021Technology, Health
Hi everyone! I’m Jenna and I’m a 2021 NextGen Fellow with CDN. I’ve been living with T1D for about 11 years and have been using a CGM for 6 of those years. Although I rely heavily on my CGM for daily management, I didn’t fully understand how I could use time in range to gain a better understanding… Read more
June 8, 2021CDN News
Introducing our newest team members, Molly and Will!
June 1, 2021NextGen, Advocacy and Student Rights
My name is Crystal Diaz and I am serving as a CDN NextGen Fellow this year! I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 at age 18 and am currently studying Global Disease Biology at UC Davis on the pre-PA route. I was so excited to discuss the topic of advocacy with Alicia Downs, who is so… Read more
May 19, 2021Mental Health, Off to Work
Undergrad is awesome. It is simultaneously challenging, exciting, exhausting, scary, fun, and four years of immense growth. You make wonderful friends, get the best support from your campus’ CDN Chapter, and then, you graduate. Moving away to college, I was undoubtedly nervous and excited, but… Read more
May 12, 2021Mental Health, Clinics and Providers, NextGen
Living with a chronic illness can be a lot at times. I remember being told the odds of depression or anxiety occurring in those living with type 1 diabetes is two to three times more than the average person. I always thought I would never be in that position. I had a good grasp on my blood sugars,… Read more
April 23, 2021High School, Preparing to leave
Editor's note: we recently interviewed Jack, a 15 year old high school student living with T1D. He gave us his thoughts on how his life with T1D, and what he has been considering as he starts thinking about college.   Introduce yourself-tell us a bit about your story, when you were diagnosed, what… Read more
April 19, 2021Technology
My diabetes routine has truly been transformed by Afrezza®. If you have been following along on my Instagram (@icedcoffeeandinsulin), you may have seen me talk about Afrezza®. Afrezza® is the only rapid acting insulin available that can be inhaled. With the proper balance of Afrezza® (rapid… Read more