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June 27, 2022Conference Recaps
Each year, CDN selects a group of young adult leaders as part of our NextGen program to attend conferences to network, represent CDN, and learn about the latest research and innovations in diabetes. This year, we had 10 NextGen leaders from Cohort 1 attend the American Diabetes Association 82nd… Read more
June 1, 2022Chapters, Off to College
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) makes us all different; different in a good way, an interesting way, and sometimes in a not-so-good way. I actively fought against being different as I grew up with type 1. I hid my T1D until I was in high school, running to the nurse’s office for injections, blood glucose… Read more
May 24, 2022NextGen, Alumni
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Erica Farr was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was only six years old. Though she quickly learned that diabetes would not stop her from doing all the things… Read more
May 10, 2022Off to Work, Accommodations, Advocacy and Student Rights
“Can you turn your alarm off?” That has probably been asked of me more times that I am willing to confess. Throughout elementary school, middle school and even at college, I heard those words. I am grateful for those who know I’m diabetic and show a little kindness. However, I knew once college… Read more
May 5, 2022Young Adult Diagnosis, Health
CDN recently asked Jazmine Simon, founder of Jazmine Beauty, to tell us about her diabetes diagnosis, her brand's connection to diabetes, and what peer support means to her as a busy young adult living with type 1 diabetes. The day my life unknowingly changed forever was July 13, 2017. I was 15… Read more
April 26, 2022NextGen, Alumni
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Lindsey Medalla: I went to the University of Rochester where I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in… Read more
March 29, 2022NextGen, Alumni
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Alexandra Aguirre: Tell me about yourself… Cassie Abrams: I’m Cassie. I live in Long Island, New York. I’ve had diabetes for a little over 12 years. I studied… Read more
March 22, 2022NextGen, CDN News
Meet the 2022 NextGen Fellows. These young adults are interested in careers in community health and patient advocacy!