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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
July 13, 2018Retreat recaps
It’s 11:45 PM as I sit in the living room on our very last night of the 2017 CDN Retreat. Everyone is singing mid-2000’s throwback songs. Sam, Sydney, and I are singing the loudest and all the while, Will is judging us. At this very moment, you wouldn’t know this event has any relation to type 1… Read more
July 10, 2018Conference Recaps
MARYKATE COLE, OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY I was diagnosed with type one diabetes (T1D) at 12 years old, and after a few years of asking the world “why me?!” I realized it wasn’t going away. So, I chose to turn it into a positive, and since then I have done all I can to serve the T1D community and… Read more
July 10, 2018Conference Recaps
Sydney Look, Medical Student at the University of Florida and Kirsten Myers, Portland State University CDN Chapter Co-leader Sydney Look, Medical Student at the University of Florida The College Diabetes Network recently provided me with the opportunity to attend the ADA Scientific Sessions… Read more
July 5, 2018High School
Kendall, High School Junior and his Father, Curtis Editor's note: We've been checking in with Kendall and his father, Curtis as Kendall moves through his high school years and prepares to head off to college. Check out his experiences as a Freshman and Sophomore. Junior year of high school… Read more
July 5, 2018Parents, Preparing to leave
Editor's note: We've been checking in with Kendall and his father, Curtis as Kendall moves through his high school years and prepares to head off to college. Check out his experiences as a Freshman and Sophomore. Junior year of high school Kendall’s questions 1. Looking back, how was sophomore… Read more