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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
April 26, 2017
Editor’s note: Be sure to check out CDN's new Off to College booklets for parents and students, which covers using diabetes technology in college, and much more! Dexcom is a CDN Corporate Member. To learn more about Dexcom click here, and to learn more about Corporate Membership click here.  … Read more
April 24, 2017Study Abroad
I decided to study abroad the summer after my freshman year. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have made in college. Freshman year is an adjusting year—a year to figure out who you are and who you want to be. In my mind, I saw this as a perfect time to explore before I got too… Read more
April 19, 2017Study Abroad
In life there are always firsts. Sometimes those firsts can be scary. Your first steps, your first day of school, and your first time driving come to mind. As a person with type 1 diabetes (T1D), my life is defined by a few other “firsts.” My first time giving myself a shot, my first sleepover… Read more
April 18, 2017Study Abroad
The world is full of bustling cities, unique cultures, and delicious food. For many, deciding where to go might be the most difficult part of the trip. For those of us with type 1 diabetes (T1D), there are a few more things we have to consider when making the decision to study abroad. I chose to… Read more
April 17, 2017Off to College
When I woke up on my first day of college, I had this wonderful, idyllic picture of what the next few months were going to look like. I was going to have a 4.0, work part time, go to the gym every morning, and to top it all off, lower my A1C. Heck, I was even going to exfoliate on a regular basis.… Read more
April 7, 2017Study Abroad
American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA) is a nonprofit, volunteer based organization that works to empower youth to serve as agents of change in diabetes communities around the world. Each summer, AYUDA sends a group of volunteers and staff to Latin American countries to work closely… Read more
March 15, 2017Study Abroad
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was four. At first, I was scared and confused. When I was eight years old, however, I attended Camp Kudzu, a camp for children with type 1 diabetes in Georgia. After that experience, I gained a sense of independence that turned into wanderlust to travel… Read more