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September 16, 2018Off to College, Advocacy and Student Rights, Campus Administration
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, Campus Administration
"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
September 6, 2018Exercise, Health
ELIZABETH CONSIDINE, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY '20 Exercise and sports are my favorite way to get outside of my comfort zone. With type 1 diabetes (T1D), there are more challenges than just the number of miles or the target pace. Participating in high school sports and now in triathlon at the… Read more
September 5, 2018Conference Recaps
What do you want to do with your life after college? Great question. Ever since I started nursing school, I’ve been asking myself the same thing over and over again. What type of nurse do I want to be? A clinical nurse? An educator? Is there a specialty that resonates with me? During my first… Read more
September 4, 2018CDN News
Editor's note: we are sad to say "see you later" to our summer interns, Abbey and Danielle, but we know they'll do incredible things! This summer, they worked on a brand new CDN Chapter handbook - we're excited for you to check out all of the great info in it!