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!

March 27, 2020CDN News
We are excitied to introduce our two new staff, Chris and Andrea!
March 23, 2020Chapter Grants, Chapters, Retreat recaps
Diabetes is an isolating disease, but the ‘silver lining’ is the friendships one forms doing things like the Texas Regional Retreat hosted by the Texas A&M CDN Chapter in College Station, Texas. This was the second such retreat held among Texas CDN Chapters. I attended the first retreat in 2019… Read more
March 18, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, and our communities. During this time, I wanted to personally reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the situation at CDN.  Over the coming days and weeks you will see adjustments to how we interact with, and… Read more
March 16, 2020Exercise, Off to College
It wasn’t even a year old when my parents got the news that would change my life forever. At 11 months old, I got diagnosed with type one diabetes. Since then, almost 19 years later, there has not been a day where diabetes hasn’t been on my mind. I was lucky to grow up with extremely supportive… Read more
March 11, 2020Exercise, Alumni
Being an athlete already has its many stresses on everyday life. Being a person with type 1 and being an athlete is another level of stress, but it can be managed and done successfully. I was 14 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had to learn quickly how to manage this disease and still… Read more
March 11, 2020Chapter Grants, Chapters, Retreat recaps
The second annual Texas CDN Regional Retreat took place at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX on February 22 and 23. The event hosted students from Texas A&M University, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), The University of Texas, and Texas Woman’s University. This was my… Read more
February 25, 2020Exercise, Young Adult Diagnosis
Editor's note: friend of CDN and athlete Carly Lenett interviewed Mandy Marquardt, a professional track cyclist who is competing to earn her spot in the 2020 Olympics!    Carly Lenett: How old were you when you were diagnosed with T1D?  Mandy Marquardt: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at… Read more
January 29, 2020CDN News, Clinics and Providers
The Clinical and Research Advisory Committee is an active working group of multi-disciplinary service providers in the diabetes community who have a passion and interest for supporting the young adult population with type 1 diabetes. These providers are committed to working with CDN to identify… Read more