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August 24, 2016Relationships, Off to College
Diabetes can seem like a huge burden sometimes, and even worse, it can make you feel like you are a burden on those around you. No one likes feeling like they have to be taken care of, but here’s the thing- Diabetes doesn’t make us any less able to take care of ourselves, it just means we might… Read more
July 22, 2016Young Adult Diagnosis
  My name is Anthony Sanchez; I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, born and raised in California March 14, 1994. Every year 40,000 people are diagnosed with Type One Diabetes. It can happen at any time, at any age, to anyone. I happen to be one of those people. I was diagnosed… Read more
July 1, 2016Off to College, Preparing to leave, Parents, High School
CDN followed Kendall Nether, and his father Curtis, each year as Kendall moved through high school and prepared to head off to college.  What was it like when your son was diagnosed? Kendall was diagnosed on March 22, 2003, he was 18 months old. Today, this date is affectionately known as his… Read more
May 12, 2016Study Abroad, Supplies
Alexandra Hay has type 1 and is studying science and public health at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. “You could have a thyroid condition”, the doctor suggested as she felt my neck with both hands.  “Or, it could be diabetes”. I looked the other way as she pricked my finger; my blood… Read more
April 5, 2016Relationships
I used to be that girl; the girl who was embarrassed by her autoimmune disease. Well not exactly embarrassed, just not willing to open up about it, especially to people of the opposite sex. I was diagnosed with T1D just after my thirteenth birthday. I don’t know that there is a “good age” to be… Read more
March 21, 2016
My name is William Jennette, and I am the founder of College Diabetes Network Chapter at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I am a freshman with a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Major with a minor in Russian. Recently, the George Mason University (GMU) Chapter of CDN volunteered at the JDRF… Read more
March 7, 2016Partying, Touchy Topics
Before leaving for college, I had one last visit with my endocrinologist from back home. His parting words of advice to me were, “Now, if you remember anything about taking care of yourself in college, remember this: Hard alcohol will drop your blood sugar, drinks like beer will make it go up, and… Read more
February 26, 2016Partners
Hello! My name is Corinne Logan and I am 21 years old and a current junior at Fordham University in NYC. Since freshman year I’ve been working on my business Pumpstash, spandex shorts for women and girls with insulin pumps. After 2 years of research and trial runs, I officially launched the store (… Read more