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March 1, 2021Off to College, Chapters
Editor's note: This is cross-posted from CDN Chapter member Shanley's blog. This blog post is a bit different from my standard college articles, but I try to write about what’s on my mind and what I think it could benefit others to read. You may not know that, in addition to celiac disease (hence… Read more
February 22, 2021Insurance, Off to Work, Alumni
Editor's note: Have more health insurance questions? Click here. When I turned 25 in early January 2020, I knew that in 365 short days I would no longer have the luxury of my parents’ health insurance. At that time,  my employment contract had been preemptively terminated and leaving me at that… Read more
February 10, 2021
As both a member of the diabetes community and the public health field, the pandemic has been a substantial part of my life for the last year. As a resident of New York, we were hit hard by the early days of the pandemic, with many of my friends, family members, and eventually myself falling ill… Read more
January 28, 2021Insurance, Alumni
Editor's note: Have more health insurance questions? Click here. My name is Lissie, former Penn State CDN Chapter President and type one diabetic of seven years (wow, it’s been that long already?!). Diabetes hasn’t been the easiest ride but it can’t be all that bad when it gives you a reason not… Read more
January 14, 2021Mental Health, Exercise, Alumni
Do you have a running list in your mind of everything you need to get done but cannot seem to make yourself do anything? Do you find yourself feeling like you are never actually leaving work/school because you now live there? Has your anxiety about living with diabetes as a college student… Read more
January 12, 2021CDN News
As people with diabetes ourselves, and advocates on behalf of the young adult community with diabetes, we are outraged by the current environment we live in - where profits are prioritized over lives. We believe that the most effective solutions for patients will only come through dialogue and… Read more
January 12, 2021CDN News
As an organization, CDN has always valued transparency and growth, but we have also existed within a historically privileged system - higher education - and we recognize that our demographics reflect that system. Ensuring young adults with diabetes are living a healthy life so they can pursue their… Read more
January 11, 2021CDN News
As many of you may already know, CDN celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2020 - 10 years of peer support for young adults living with diabetes! Over the last few months, due to both this milestone and the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have spent a lot of time reflecting on where CDN has been and where we… Read more