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September 27, 2017Off to College, Mental Health
Starting college reminded me of how I felt when I was first diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D). Being thrust into a new beginning is terrifying, but while discovering how to fit into a new world, it is vital to realize how diabetes fits in as well.  I was diagnosed with T1D two weeks before… Read more
September 27, 2017Technology, Supplies
  As a college student with continuously changing insulin needs as a result of my busy schedule, a patient frustrated by the sluggish speed of the FDA to approve more closed-loop management systems (I am allergic to the Medtronic CGM) and a diabetes nerd, I had always thought of taking matters into… Read more
September 25, 2017Career Tracks, Alumni
Name: Jaime, RN on a telemetry unit at Backus Hospital in Norwich, Connecticut Graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in May 2017 Hi all! My name is Jaime and I’m a new grad tackling Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in the wild. I’ve been living with T1D for about… Read more
September 21, 2017Chapters, Starting a Chapter, Off to College
HANNAH CAUDILL, MIAMI UNIVERSITY CHAPTER LEADER Editor's note: this blog was originally written by Hannah and posted on the Miami University CDN Chapter blog. Check it out here.  • • • Let me start this post off with a short story. On my second day after moving out for college, I was at a talk… Read more
September 14, 2017Student Advice Column
Question: What kind of disabilities services should I ask for? I am a freshman in college and I'm not really sure what I might need from the Office for Disability Services (ODS) for T1D, and the ODS counselor isn't really sure what is appropriate to offer. Thanks. Answers: Maddy: You’ve already… Read more
September 8, 2017Partners, Exercise
Editor's note: this blog was originally posted on Jesse's blog, where he wrote about his experiences with Bike Beyond this summer. Check it out here.  • • • This summer Team #BikeBeyond struck down the popular narrative that people with type 1 diabetes, or any "disabling" condition for that… Read more
September 1, 2017Student Advice Column, Relationships
Question: When you meet someone or first become friends with someone do you tell them you're a diabetic? When do you feel is the appropriate time and way to tell people? Answers: Zach: Great question! Honestly, it depends on how comfortable you are with sharing that you have diabetes. For… Read more
August 28, 2017Parents
Zach Hall, Albion College '18 and Casey Terrell, University of Wyoming College of Law '18 Question: My son is going away to college this week. His A1C has been 12 for the past year. He has had Type 1 for 9 years. He has gone to classes for carb counting, getting ready for college and been to… Read more