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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
  Editor's note: this blog was originally written by Hannah and posted on the Miami University CDN Chapter blog in 2017. Check it out here. Did you know CDN is turning 10 this year? We are going to highlighting some our favorites blogs from the last ten years and raising money we can keep going… 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
August 28, 2017Parents
Zach Hall, Albion College '18 and Casey Terrell, University of Wyoming College of Law '18 Question: My son is going away to college this week. His A1C has been 12 for the past year. He has had Type 1 for 9 years. He has gone to classes for carb counting, getting ready for college and been to… Read more
August 21, 2017Off to College, Starting a Chapter
Coming to college, I was sure that I would be able to handle my diabetes all on my own. It had been 12 years, I had been to sleep away camp, traveled to Europe, and grown up with this. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) had never been a huge burden in my life and I did not expect much to change when I moved out… Read more
August 18, 2017Advocacy and Student Rights, Campus Administration
Because of the T1D community I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) for close to nine years of my life, and I have learned so many things about the disease and about myself in the midst of it all. Believe it or not, I am still learning every day. In the early honeymoon years of my T1D journey… Read more