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February 7, 2017Greek Life
  Greek life was something I had considered joining prior to college. Both my mom and dad were involved with Greek organizations in college and they always raved about the experiences they had, their friends they made, and how much fun it was. However, when I got to school freshman year, I had… Read more
November 6, 2016College Diabetes Week
College Diabetes Week, Monday, Nov. 13, 2016 - Topic: Post a selfie or a picture of day-to-day life with diabetes in college and how it impacts you  A Day in the Life of a College Student with T1D Do you know what it’s like to basically have to become an organ that you need in order to survive--… Read more
September 30, 2016Mental Health
Sarah Raschbaum, Loyola University of Maryland '19 Diabetes does not define me. I refuse to give that kind of power to a disease that I did not ask for – a disease that has, without my permission, become all that I eat, breathe, and sleep. I refuse to let type one diabetes (T1D) become the… Read more
September 29, 2016Mental Health
Editor's Note: This blog is for informational purposes only and to share a CDN Student's experience. It is not intended as medical advice or treatment. Consult with your healthcare provider (such as a primary care physician, endocrinologist, mental health provider, etc) for advice, possible… Read more
August 25, 2016Conference Recaps, Partners
What’s up with all the hype? There are so many “hot topics” in any field or industry in our society, and diabetes is no exception. At the 2016 American Association of Diabetes Educators’ (AADE) conference, technology, language, and policies were just a few of the key themes that I saw woven… Read more
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