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April 6, 2018Partners
As a dog parent and animal lover, I appreciate the opportunity to tell my story about growing up with a dog with diabetes. As many of you know, I am a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver that also happens to be a T1D. Growing up in central California, I came from a racing and animal loving family. Our… Read more
April 4, 2018Partners
Editor’s note: One of CDN’s virtual interns (and now Program Assistant), Zach, interviewed Kevin Sayer, the President and CEO of Dexcom, about the new Dexcom G6 that just gained FDA approval in the US. Dexcom is a CDN Corporate Member. The Dexcom G6 is indicated by the FDA for use as both a… Read more
March 29, 2018Off to College
For 10 years, I have been living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Diabetes isn’t always a visible disease; its hidden in purses while checking blood sugar, or crawling out of bed by yourself to chug milk at 3 am. Through all these moments, I have become accustomed to the solitude of my disease and… Read more
March 27, 2018Partying, Touchy Topics
Editor's note: Always know the laws of your state/jurisdiction before using marijuana. CDN does not condone the illegal use of any substance. This blog is not intended to replace, change, or modify anything your doctor tells you. Consult with your doctor with any questions you may have. This is the… Read more
March 19, 2018Exercise
Hi everyone, My name is Paris Phillips and I am a junior at NC State University. I also happen to be on the Wolfpack gymnastics team! I have been doing gymnastics for the last 16 years of my life and I have had type 1 diabetes (T1D) for the last 2. All I’ve ever known is exercising and pushing my… Read more
March 13, 2018Health
Allyson S. Hughes, M.A., University of Texas at El Paso Editor's note: download your copies of the second edition of the Off to College booklets for students and parents here! Allyson S. Hughes, M.A. is a doctoral candidate in the Psychology department at the University of Texas at El Paso.  She… Read more
March 2, 2018Student Advice Column, Health
Question: How does alcohol/weed affect blood sugar? I've heard hard liquor makes you go high and then drops you low in the morning, and wine keeps you high? So does that mean I should only bolus for wines and not liquor?  Answers: Zach: Hi! Great question! I can only offer you my thoughts on… Read more
February 27, 2018Exercise
I grew up as an athlete. I had danced, played sports, and trained in martial arts throughout childhood. In high school, I devoted my life to softball. In college, I joined a hip-hop dance crew, and I was also introduced to bodybuilding, powerlifting, and Crossfit. So, when I was diagnosed with type… Read more