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January 28, 2022CDN News
Hello diabetes fam!  I hope you are staying safe and sane during these always-transitioning times.  Speaking of transitions…. For the past 15+ years, I have worked in the diabetes non-profit community. Creating and overseeing nationally recognized programs; the last four with CDN in particular… Read more
January 20, 2022CDN News
My first personal experience with diabetes was when I was pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. That brief experience of multiple daily finger pricks and counting carbs would surface again a decade later when my then ten year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.   
January 11, 2022Technology
After almost 21 years with Type 1 diabetes, you’d think I’d have it all figured out -right? WRONG! My name is Courtney Enright and I am a first-year graduate student at Stony Brook University. Over the last 20 years, I feel like I’ve experienced it all when it comes to type one diabetes: highs,… Read more
January 10, 2022Technology
Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is a challenge no matter the person’s age or stage of life. Personally, I was diagnosed in November of my senior year in college. In retrospect, being diagnosed as a 21-year-old can seem like a blessing, avoiding years of additional needles and doctors… Read more
December 22, 2021NextGen, 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 us about yourself… Steven Santoyo: My name is Steven. I’m 24 and I’ve lived with type one diabetes for 10 years, it will be 11 years this… Read more
December 8, 2021Chapters
While I was a leader at DOSES, Ohio University’s CDN chapter, I had the opportunity to participate in the CDN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training presented by Roche Diabetes Care. I have participated in several diversity trainings and attended seminars in the past, but it was a unique… Read more
November 17, 2021Advocacy and Student Rights, Technology
Recently, I had the opportunity to interview George Huntley, CEO of the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) and Diabetes Leadership Council (DLC). I asked him about current diabetes-related legislation and policy, and I learned more about DPAC’s vision for the future as well as their efforts… Read more
November 17, 2021Technology
When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, one of my first questions was, “How soon can I get on a pump?” A short 30 days later I switched from multiple daily injections (MDI) to a pump and my life, that had just changed became so much easier. Before Omnipod, I was using a traditional tubed… Read more