We talk about peer support a lot at CDN. It is that feeling of knowing there are other people who understand what a low blood sugar feels like - and how you can't always just eat a snack and get moving again. It's being around lots of beeping devices and having no one bat an eye (except to see if that is their alarm). It is having a diabestie who you can turn to when everything diabetes is feeling too much.
We have seen the power in peer support over our last ten years as an organization. The joy and relief that comes from being with others who are also managing a chronic illness with everything else a young adult has going on.
We want you to give the shout-out your peer support system deserves - be it one person, your whole CDN Chapter, or a T1D sibling! Tell us through your videos, social media posts, and blogs about how peer support has made you a happy and healthier person. Don't know where to start? We can help! We will be posting prompts as we get closer to College Diabetes Week.