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August 22, 2018Conference Recaps
If you had told me two years ago that I would one day want my career to be focused around improving the lives of those living with diabetes, I would have shaken my head in firm disbelief.  Prior to college, I would have never gone out of my way to befriend other people with diabetes, let alone… Read more
August 7, 2018Off to Work
CAMERON QUARLES, TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY The College Diabetes Network provides many great resources, one of them being the Off to Work Guide for recent graduates and people entering the workforce. It has many helpful tips to prepare you for interviews, workplace settings, and emergencies. I had my… Read more
August 1, 2018Conference Recaps
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) in August of 2017, just before my fourth year of college. Changing my college lifestyle was challenging, both physically and emotionally; it was hard to accept that I could never again be fully independent and care-free when it came to my health. In… Read more
July 31, 2018Off to College
After a long summer break, it can be hard to get back into the swing of classes and extracurricular activities. Add diabetes into the mix of starting up college life again and things can get crazy! Check out these helpful tips to help you start your school year off right: Stock up on Supplies… Read more
July 31, 2018Study Abroad
If your type one diabetes is the only thing keeping you from hopping on a plane to go see the world, please let me be the one to tell you that you CAN do this. The world is such a big, diverse, beautiful place and getting an opportunity to see more of it is something I recommend everyone take. I… Read more
July 24, 2018
EMILY JACOX, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 2019 I’m Emily, one of the founders of College Diabetes Network at the University of Cincinnati and our current Chapter president. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes when I was 17. I was so inspired by the care I received from the nurses at the time I was… Read more
July 24, 2018Conference Recaps
Brooke Hollan, Florida Gulf Coast CDN Chapter Every year, Friends for Life just gets better and better. The connections and relationships that are formed every year will last for a lifetime. I am so thankful and grateful for the College Diabetes Network for bringing me to FFL with them this year… Read more
July 13, 2018Retreat recaps
On March 11, 2011 at the age of 13, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Growing up in Dallas, Texas, I never attended any sort of summer camps for children with diabetes. I knew two others in high school with diabetes, and in March of 2016, I tragically lost one of them due to complications… Read more