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May 19, 2021Mental Health, Off to Work
Undergrad is awesome. It is simultaneously challenging, exciting, exhausting, scary, fun, and four years of immense growth. You make wonderful friends, get the best support from your campus’ CDN Chapter, and then, you graduate. Moving away to college, I was undoubtedly nervous and excited, but… Read more
May 12, 2021Mental Health, Clinics and Providers, NextGen
Living with a chronic illness can be a lot at times. I remember being told the odds of depression or anxiety occurring in those living with type 1 diabetes is two to three times more than the average person. I always thought I would never be in that position. I had a good grasp on my blood sugars,… Read more
January 14, 2021Mental Health, Exercise, Alumni
Do you have a running list in your mind of everything you need to get done but cannot seem to make yourself do anything? Do you find yourself feeling like you are never actually leaving work/school because you now live there? Has your anxiety about living with diabetes as a college student… Read more
December 16, 2020Mental Health, Off to Work, Alumni
Graduate college: Check. Pass my NCLEX: Check. Accept my first job offer: Check. When I was going through the mental checklist of milestones I was expected to be meeting after graduating college, I forgot to include one of the most important things - diabetes. My main focus was making sure… Read more
December 18, 2019Mental Health, Alumni, Health
What drives you? It’s the age-old question that dominates the landscape of college admission essays, job interviews and really applies to any age or life circumstance. So why is it so hard to answer? We live as complex entities. Some of our goals are masked by competing influences. Compromise, or… Read more
September 10, 2019Mental Health
This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1 and was republished with permission. TRIGGER WARNING: This piece contains sensitive content regarding depression and suicide. Unfortunate timing When I was a senior in high school at 17, there was a period I had to live on my own in a Queens, NY… Read more
March 27, 2019Mental Health
Trigger warning - eating disorders. When insulin dependent diabetics have an eating disorder, it can be more fatal and detrimental than for those who do not have diabetes. This is not to diminish others’ experiences with eating disorders, but it is especially true when considering eating disorders… Read more
February 13, 2019Health, Mental Health
Over the past 1-2 years, I began a true quest for total health and wellness. After discovering holistic health and the “mind-body-spirit connection,” I learned that the mind, body, and spirit (or soul) are in perfect conjunction with each other and that all three aspects equally contribute to both… Read more