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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
April 5, 2021Chapter Grants, Chapters, Starting a Chapter
As a CDN Chapter starting from scratch, it has been a responsibility-heavy journey that has truly paid off. On March 21, our College Diabetes Network Chapter at East Carolina University hosted our first member bonding event titled “Tie-dying to Get to Know You”. Our members to came together to play… Read more
March 16, 2021NextGen, CDN News
Meet the 2021 class of NextGen Fellows!
March 1, 2021Off to College, Chapters
Editor's note: This is cross-posted from CDN Chapter member Shanley's blog. This blog post is a bit different from my standard college articles, but I try to write about what’s on my mind and what I think it could benefit others to read. You may not know that, in addition to celiac disease (hence… Read more
February 22, 2021Insurance, Off to Work, Alumni
Editor's note: Have more health insurance questions? Click here. When I turned 25 in early January 2020, I knew that in 365 short days I would no longer have the luxury of my parents’ health insurance. At that time,  my employment contract had been preemptively terminated and leaving me at that… Read more