Blog

Welcome to the CDN blog! If you're interested in being a contributor, or if you have a topic you're interested in reading about, let us know.

To dig deeper into a specific category, click on any topic tag. Happy reading!

October 16, 2019Conference Recaps
I have had type one diabetes (T1D) for fourteen years. Since my diagnosis, I have always known that I wanted to become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) to educate and encourage others that they can thrive with this chronic disease. My goal has always been to have a long term positive impact on… Read more
October 14, 2019Exercise, Young Adult Diagnosis, Off to College, High School
Editor's note: friend of CDN and athlete Carly Lenett interviewed Kendall Simmons, a former NFL player with T1D about his diagnosis as a young adult and his tips for college & T1D.  CL: I wanted to talk with you a bit about your diagnosis and how you adjusted to this new reality. You were 23,… Read more
October 2, 2019Greek Life, Off to College
While navigating college, Greek life, and diabetes, it can feel as if you’re speaking a different language. Fear not! In no time, you will be an expert "translator"! For the past 12 years, I have had type 1 diabetes. Once I went to college, I was finally at a cornerstone in my life where I would… Read more
September 23, 2019Health, Campus Health
So you've moved in, found your classes, and the homesickness (we won't tell anyone) has abated. But there is one connection that you still need to make: medical care! Students with diabetes can typically maintain care with their pediatric clinical practice until age 21 or graduation from college.… Read more
September 17, 2019CDN News
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) announces a partnership with College Health TV to deliver video content on type 1 diabetes (T1D) to colleges and universities. Educational videos, produced by CDN, will stream at over 200 campus health centers across the US beginning in September 2019.  This is… Read more
September 16, 2019Conference Recaps
My time at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference in Houston, Texas was incredible and I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 3 and ever since then, I have wanted nothing more than to get involved and give back… Read more