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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 24, 2017Touchy Topics, Health
CDN’s Virtual Intern, Rebecca, recently interviewed Jessica Lynn,  a Nurse Midwife who specializes in T1D.  1) What contraception methods would you recommend for college-age women with type 1 diabetes?  Contraception is very personal. There’s no one size fits all approach, including for women and… 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, Campus Administration, Accommodations
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