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November 15, 2018Parents, Greek Life
So your child wants to get involved in Greek life… While you may be freaking out on the inside, try to keep calm on the outside. Don’t immediately say no, and don’t start listing all of the terrible things that might happen to them. Here are a couple main points you can use to help guide your… Read more
November 13, 2018CDN News
Hey Everyone! My name is Emily, and I am thrilled to be joining The College Diabetes Network (CDN) as the newest Program Assistant! I will be working primarily with the Midwest chapters, Campus Programs, and the CDN Ambassador Program! I was diagnosed with T1D at age 11 and have been heavily… Read more
November 9, 2018College Diabetes Week
Editor's note: this blog was originally published on our friend Molly's blog, Hugging the Cactus. Check it out! . . .  This blog post is a response to a prompt provided by my friends at the College Diabetes Network, who are celebrating College Diabetes Week from November 12-16. Even though I’m no… Read more
November 9, 2018College Diabetes Week
Editor's note: this blog was orignally posted on our friend Molly's blog, Hugging the Cactus. Check it out here! . . .  This blog post is a response to a prompt provided by my friends at the College Diabetes Network, who are celebrating College Diabetes Week from November 12-16. Even though I’m… Read more
November 2, 2018Advocacy and Student Rights
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011 at age 12. After going to a doctor’s appointment where I was promised there would be no shots, I was ironically rushed to the hospital for a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and shots for the rest of my life. Since then, I have had many ups and downs, but I… Read more
November 1, 2018
Most people who walk into my kitchen always do a double take when they see the container of laundry detergent sitting on my kitchen countertop. Usually, a statement along the lines of “I hope you don’t use laundry detergent in your cooking” follows, which makes me chuckle! The container of laundry… Read more
October 24, 2018
Andrew Vilcinskas, University Of Connecticut, Class Of 2020 Editors’ Note: Xeris Pharmaceuticals is a CDN Corporate Member. Through this connection, one of our CDN students, Andrew, was given the opportunity to interview Xeris' Chief Executive Officer, Paul Edick. He wrote this blog about their… Read more
October 8, 2018Advocacy and Student Rights
CDN STUDENT ADVICE COLUMNISTS 2018-2019 Editor's note: A warm welcome to our new Student Advice Columnists for the 2018-2019 school year! They'll be answering your anonymous questions about everything T1D and young adulthood. Ask your question here! Q: What’s your best advice for finding a… Read more