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December 18, 2017Study Abroad
  I was barely awake, but enough to reach over and grab my phone from my nightstand. “I just spent like 30 minutes panicking and setting up international calling on this phone to get ahold of you—you’re below 40.” My spouse follows my data via Dexcom Share, and I was less than 10 days into my… Read more
December 17, 2017CDN News
Happy Holidays! As CDN’s CEO and founder, I wanted to check-in with all of our readers, students, parents, alumni, and fans before the year was over. Reflecting on the whirlwind of announcements and program launches of 2017, I am so grateful for the amazing individuals whose collective work make… Read more
December 6, 2017Technology, Partners
Three years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my first semester of college. For the first two years I was completely unsure about switching from insulin pens to an insulin pump because I felt uncomfortable having a device attached to me 24/7. It wasn’t until I attended the CDN… Read more
November 29, 2017Parents, Off to College
Congratulations! If you’re reading this then you got through the hardest part -- your T1D child’s first semester of college! The first break home is an exciting time for both you and your child, but it shouldn’t be ruined by unnecessary arguments over diabetes care. WHAT TO EXPECT THEIR SELF… Read more
November 7, 2017
Recently, the CDN at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) and I planned a fundraiser walk on our campus to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Besides raising money for JDRF, we also wanted to raise awareness of diabetes on campus and to let students know about our… Read more
October 26, 2017Young Adult Diagnosis
College is hard. It’s hard for a normal student. Balancing classes, studying, friendships, a social life, and exercise can be a challenging endeavor for even the most successful scholar. Then throw in diabetes. For us who are “lucky” to have this disease, we have one more tedious thing to add to… Read more
October 26, 2017Young Adult Diagnosis
My very first introduction to diabetes came as a young girl. The beginning years of my life, I was raised by my maternal great grandmother. She tested her blood sugar (begrudgingly) as little as possible and used her grandchildren as candy and Dr. Pepper mules, sneaking contraband to her while no… Read more
October 26, 2017Young Adult Diagnosis
On March 25th, 2014, I called my mom and told her I was feeling a little funny. I didn’t have the flu or a cold, and I don’t have allergies. But I was drinking water like crazy, and going to the bathroom all the time. As a freshman in college, I was in an awkward stage where I couldn’t just call my… Read more