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January 27, 2020Chapter Grants, Chapters
I’m a person with diabetes that makes it known. When the alarms ring, I’m the first to joke that my spaceship has arrived. It’s sometimes hard to bring humor to a topic that is so personal and comes with so much struggle. But if you want to bring change and advocate for people with diabetes, as a… Read more
January 17, 2020CDN News
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 T1D. These providers are committed to working with CDN to identify innovative… Read more
December 18, 2019Mental Health, Alumni, Health
What drives you? It’s the age-old question that dominates the landscape of college admission essays, job interviews and really applies to any age or life circumstance. So why is it so hard to answer? We live as complex entities. Some of our goals are masked by competing influences. Compromise, or… Read more
December 12, 2019CDN News
In the 850 days since I started full-time at CDN doing communications and operations, I could tell you that I’ve gone through 283 Omnipods, 121 Dexcom sensors, and probably a million packages of fruit snacks. But instead, I’d rather tell you about the now hundreds of your blogs I’ve edited, your… Read more
December 11, 2019Health
When my parents came to visit me at college during the first semester of my freshman year, I prepared for their arrival by removing the decorations on the door to my dorm room because they had my preferred name on them. I hid anything in my room that could hint at the fact that I was transgender.… Read more
December 2, 2019CDN News
Almost three years ago, I was sitting in my dorm room searching for an internship for the following summer, when my mom sent me a link on Facebook to CDN’s summer intern opportunities. Not knowing CDN at all, I almost ignored that notification, and I’m so glad that I didn’t. Working with CDN in… Read more
November 25, 2019Insurance
Since I was diagnosed with T1D in 2002, I’ve moved five times across three states and switched insurance seven times. Needless to say, I know a thing or two about changing insurance and navigating new benefits. While managing T1D is hard enough without having to worry about the headaches that come… Read more
November 25, 2019
Being non-binary and disabled has always made self-love and acceptance difficult for me. My body feels traitorous in its non-functional organs and obnoxious gendered traits. On top of that, the world seems laser-focused on making me feel even worse about myself than I already do. In a world that… Read more