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March 11, 2020Exercise, Alumni
Being an athlete already has its many stresses on everyday life. Being a person with type 1 and being an athlete is another level of stress, but it can be managed and done successfully. I was 14 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I had to learn quickly how to manage this disease and still… Read more
March 11, 2020Chapter Grants, Chapters, Retreat recaps
The second annual Texas CDN Regional Retreat took place at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX on February 22 and 23. The event hosted students from Texas A&M University, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU), The University of Texas, and Texas Woman’s University. This was my… Read more
February 25, 2020Exercise, Young Adult Diagnosis
Editor's note: friend of CDN and athlete Carly Lenett interviewed Mandy Marquardt, a professional track cyclist who is competing to earn her spot in the 2020 Olympics!    Carly Lenett: How old were you when you were diagnosed with T1D?  Mandy Marquardt: I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at… Read more
January 29, 2020CDN News, Clinics and Providers
The Clinical and Research Advisory Committee is an active working group of multi-disciplinary service providers in the diabetes community who have a passion and interest for supporting the young adult population with type 1 diabetes. These providers are committed to working with CDN to identify… Read more
January 27, 2020Chapter Grants, Chapters
I’m a person with diabetes that makes it known. When the alarms ring, I’m the first to joke that my spaceship has arrived. It’s sometimes hard to bring humor to a topic that is so personal and comes with so much struggle. But if you want to bring change and advocate for people with diabetes, as a… Read more
January 17, 2020CDN News
The Clinical and Research Advisory Committee is an active working group of multi-disciplinary service providers in the diabetes community who have a passion and interest for supporting the young adult population with T1D. These providers are committed to working with CDN to identify innovative… Read more
December 18, 2019Mental Health, Alumni, Health
What drives you? It’s the age-old question that dominates the landscape of college admission essays, job interviews and really applies to any age or life circumstance. So why is it so hard to answer? We live as complex entities. Some of our goals are masked by competing influences. Compromise, or… Read more
December 12, 2019CDN News
In the 850 days since I started full-time at CDN doing communications and operations, I could tell you that I’ve gone through 283 Omnipods, 121 Dexcom sensors, and probably a million packages of fruit snacks. But instead, I’d rather tell you about the now hundreds of your blogs I’ve edited, your… Read more