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June 23, 2018Retreat recaps
Tegan McEntire, University of Georgia CDN Chapter (Dawgs 4 Diabetes) What. A. Week. 25+ unique individuals together because of one common link...type 1 diabetes. When I received an email containing the link to apply for the CDN Retreat, I originally ignored it. It wasn’t until I received an… Read more
June 17, 2018Relationships
SYDNEY QUINN (UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - OSHKOSH, CLASS OF 2020) When I was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) a little over a year ago, I felt completely isolated. While I knew a few people in my personal life that had it, I never felt like I had a strong support system, which was both… Read more
June 14, 2018Off to College, High School
Editor’s note: Emma was a CDN Intern last summer and has been blogging about her experiences with the college search and application process with T1D! Check out her previous blogs. About interning at CDN Touring Colleges with T1D in Mind Hi everyone! My name is Emma, I’ve had T1D since I was… Read more
June 12, 2018Retreat recaps
Caroline Minor, President of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville CDN Chapter, Class OF 2019   There I was, sitting between two strangers in the middle row of a van packed to the roof with eight other students, their bags, and low snacks. We were on our way to a cabin in the woods of Maine… Read more
May 31, 2018Retreat recaps
Colleen McMahon, President of The Northeastern University CDN Chapter   I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in 2014 at the age of 17. When I was first diagnosed I was overwhelmed by the amount of information and lifestyle changes I had to make in addition to preparing for my senior year of… Read more
May 30, 2018Retreat recaps
Alex Martin, President of the Mercyhurst University CDN Chapter Recently, I started my own chapter of the College Diabetes Network at Mercyhurst University. Getting my Chapter off the ground has been a work in progress, but every meeting has given me optimism that I can make a big impact on my… Read more
May 30, 2018
Editor’s note: The CDN Chapters at the University of Washington and Seattle University teamed up with the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to ensure that every college student in the Seattle T1D community has access to a support network. Andy, co-founder of the… Read more
May 25, 2018Retreat recaps
CDN STAFF Diabetes conference season is here, and CDN is so excited to be bringing students to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions for another year as part of our NextGen Leadership program. The NextGen leadership program gives CDN students and young professionals the… Read more