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July 13, 2017Retreat recaps
Hannah Anolik, The College of New Jersey '20   Editor's Note: Like all of our resources at the College Diabetes Network, all aspects of the CDN Annual Retreat (from transportation to lodging to meals) are provided to students free of charge, thanks to the generous support of our donors and… Read more
July 13, 2017Retreat recaps
    I have been involved with my Chapter of the College Diabetes Network (CDN) since my freshman year and three years later, I was lucky enough to be accepted to attend the 2017 CDN Retreat. In a small town in Maine, 25  CDN leaders from across the country came to learn how to increase engagement… Read more
July 13, 2017Conference Recaps, Career Tracks, NextGen
Courtney Gale, Bryant University '19 When I saw that the College Diabetes Network (CDN) had the opportunity to send student representatives to the American Diabetes Association’s 77thScientific Sessions in San Diego, I applied instantly! I was thrilled with the opportunity to represent CDN and… Read more
July 7, 2017Parents, Preparing to leave, High School, Off to College
Sophomore year of high school -T1D student questions How was sophomore year different than freshman year? This year was easier to manage and less stressful. Learning to juggle honors classes and varsity basketball was a challenge but I am learning the importance of independence and planning for… Read more
May 24, 2017Retreat recaps
Courtney Gale, Bryant University 2019 Editor's Note: Like all of our resources at the College Diabetes Network, all aspects of the CDN Annual Retreat (from transportation to lodging to meals) are provided to students free of charge, thanks to the generous support of our donors and partners. Please… Read more
May 18, 2017Partners
A match made in heaven- that’s all I could think about when I heard that JDRF and CDN (College Diabetes Network) would be forming an official partnership. Both have been pivotal in my maintenance of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and served as a constant support system. JDRF was the first supportive hand… Read more
April 26, 2017Study Abroad
Deanelle Thompson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill I had just received my acceptance letter to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain for the spring semester. I was excited (literally shedding tears of joy), especially since this would be my first time going to Europe. Although I was really… Read more
April 26, 2017Mental Health
Sabrina Bhandari, University of California-Riverside '19   It's dark. My body is submerged in a cold sweat, all of my muscles begin to tremble as I try to move, and finally what I consider the worst part, my chest feels awkwardly and unimaginably heavy, making it difficult to breathe. I’m on my… Read more