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September 24, 2018CDN News
ABBEY GILL, ROWAN UNIVERSITY, BRANDON YUNKER, EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY, MARA SPECTOR, STEVENSON UNIVERSITY Meet our 2018-2019 CDN Student Advice Columnists! they are here to answer your anonymous questions about all things T1D. Submit your questions here, and they may be answered in an upcoming… Read more
September 18, 2018Alumni
Ashley Conley ●      Boston University School of Medicine, Master of Science in Medical Science, May 2019 ●      Colby College, BS in Neurobiology & Economics-Mathematics, 2017 Tell us a little about your diabetes story. When were you diagnosed? What was it like if you remember? My family… Read more
September 18, 2018
In the summer before my first year, I was informed that I had been assigned to the residence that I had placed dead last on my ranking. I had given it that position because it is the only off-campus residence, a 15-minute wall away in the heart of busy downtown. My late night walks home would… Read more
September 16, 2018Off to College, Advocacy and Student Rights
By now, most everyone is aware of the advantages of diabetic alert dogs (DAD). Pre-symptomatic alerts on high and low blood sugars alleviate worry about the rollercoaster ride that is blood glucose levels and nighttime lows are less of a concern. I don’t need to tell you about the security or… Read more
September 12, 2018Conference Recaps
The Exhibit Hall at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference was absolutely jaw dropping. There were almost 200 different exhibitors, one being the College Diabetes Network where we had the chance to introduce passersby to our wonderful organization. Some of the exhibitors… Read more
September 12, 2018Conference Recaps
I met Sophie and Charlotte while I was a bit of a mess. Well not really I guess, just the annoying hypoglycemia episodes that we have to deal with sometimes. I was sweaty, a bit nervous, and I felt weak, but I also had an adrenaline rush (the usual symptoms some can relate to with a low blood sugar… Read more
September 12, 2018
Renee Wehring - Alumni Spotlight I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was eleven years old. At that age I had no idea what I wanted to be when I grew up. The first years of living with diabetes I was in denial. I neglected testing my glucose and I ate whatever I wanted. When I would visit… Read more
September 11, 2018Campus Health, Advocacy and Student Rights
"If you don't take this exam, you'll get a zero on it and your final exam will be worth double, which is nearly half of your grade." Not exactly the words any college kid wants to hear from their professor, especially when the student is having an insulin pump malfunction. That's exactly the… Read more