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November 5, 2019College Diabetes Week
College Diabetes Week (CDW) has become a special week for the University of Rochester CDN Chapter and our college community. In previous years, we’ve made it our goal to make CDW impactful for not only our Chapter, but also our peers, campus and children/families in our community affected by type… Read more
October 23, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. As soon as I got the call from College Diabetes Network telling me that I had been selected for the position of Program Assistant in April 2019, my first response was, of course, yes! I’m so excited!   After I… Read more
October 23, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. Don’t get me wrong, turning 26 was exciting. I was starting med school full time and moving to New York City - but when you have a chronic health condition, turning 26 is also the dreaded age that you get kicked… Read more
October 22, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. For non-diabetics, a huge milestone on the path to adulthood is calling to make your own doctor’s appointment. For type 1 diabetics, that milestone is calling your health insurance company to battle for coverage… Read more
October 16, 2019Conference Recaps
Editor's Note: Applications are now open to attend a conference with CDN this summer. Apply here! I have had type one diabetes (T1D) for fourteen years. Since my diagnosis, I have always known that I wanted to become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) to educate and encourage others that they can… Read more
October 14, 2019Exercise, Young Adult Diagnosis, Off to College, High School
Editor's note: friend of CDN and athlete Carly Lenett interviewed Kendall Simmons, a former NFL player with T1D about his diagnosis as a young adult and his tips for college & T1D.  CL: I wanted to talk with you a bit about your diagnosis and how you adjusted to this new reality. You were 23,… Read more
October 2, 2019Greek Life, Off to College
While navigating college, Greek life, and diabetes, it can feel as if you’re speaking a different language. Fear not! In no time, you will be an expert "translator"! For the past 12 years, I have had type 1 diabetes. Once I went to college, I was finally at a cornerstone in my life where I would… Read more