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August 4, 2020Advocacy and Student Rights
I’m a massive reader, and I’m going to school for writing, so words are pretty important to me. They’re how I process my emotions and the world. I also tend to find a lot of power in labels. If I can describe something, I can understand it. When part of my identity diverges from what’s considered “… Read more
July 28, 2020Health
Glucagon Series Sponsored by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Lilly Diabetes. Blog #2 - tackling the burden of self-advocacy and education.Disclaimer: This blog is part of a series of blogs written by CDN students, alumni, and parents. CDN is committed to ensuring that young adults have the… Read more
July 27, 2020Chapters, Starting a Chapter
Going into quarantine, the CDN Chapter at my school wasn’t exactly a full Chapter yet. We were just a small group of students that had first connected in January, but we were all determined to fill the same need at our university. None of us had experienced a community on campus where we had access… Read more
July 17, 2020Technology
After two hospitalizations, an out of control A1c, and 15 years of pumping, I knew I needed a change. My endocrinologist and I had discussed my options with my current pump and CGM. Although she encouraged me to stick with it, I knew I was burnt out. I decided to go back to the beginning of my… Read more
July 17, 2020Alumni
As we all know, it’s been a strange year so far. COVID-19 has hit the United States hard, and Americans with chronic illnesses and those of an advanced age have faced the brunt of the pandemic’s wrath. For me, plans were disrupted and altered completely. I was supposed to spend the last couple… Read more
July 7, 2020Exercise
While spring isn’t the main season for volleyball, I was incredibly excited for it. I broke my arm mid-season in the fall and could not wait to get back out on the court when our spring season was cancelled two days before our first tournament. There is not much else to say about that except for it… Read more