Press Release: The State of Diabetes in America

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Sarah Twomey, The College Diabetes Network, (857) 415-3733                                                                                               
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College Diabetes Network CEO and Founder to speak on Congressional panel

 

Washington, D.C., March 11, 2019 -- The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is excited to announce that their CEO & founder, Christina Roth, will be a featured panelist on the State of Diabetes Congressional Panel, which was organized by Children With Diabetes. Ms. Roth will be speaking about the impact and challenges young adults with type one diabetes face as they transition into adulthood.

The State of Diabetes event will bring together thought leaders from major diabetes organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Children with Diabetes, Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Guests will discuss the economic impact of diabetes, the impact diabetes has on underserved populations, and how access to technologies could improve the lives of those living with diabetes. Organizers are looking forward to educating some of the new members of Congress, and their staff, about diabetes and how it impacts Americans from all walks of life. The goal is that all of these members will support the Special Diabetes Program and that some will join the important Congressional Diabetes Caucus.

Type one diabetes is a chronic autoimmune disease with no cure, one that often presents itself in childhood or young adulthood. CDN is a national nonprofit organization providing support and resources to young people managing type one diabetes. CDN has a presence on more than 300 college campuses, over 5,000 student members, and a wide array of resources for students, young adults, parents, clinicians, and campus professionals.

 “It’s an honor to be speaking alongside my distinguished colleagues” said Christina Roth, CEO & Founder of The College Diabetes Network. “I look forward to the opportunity to represent the critical challenges faced in young adulthood, and to educate our congressmen and women on ways to help patients at all phases of their life, ultimately serving generations of Americans through their actions today.”

"The challenge that diabetes presents to our country is so large that it can only be addressed through the combined efforts of our elected representatives, non-profit and professional organizations, and our industry partners” said Jeff Hitchcock, President of Children with Diabetes “It's wonderful to see so many organizations coming together to share our perspectives with Members of Congress so that they can make wise and informed decisions about health policy."

If you would like to learn more about getting involved in CDN, please visit collegediabetesnetwork.org.
 

To learn more about Children with Diabetes, please visit https://childrenwithdiabetes.com/.

 

About CDN

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond.

CDN creates a community of young adults with diabetes; a community run by students for students. CDN supports them in creating peer networks on campus, facilitates connections between students and local resources, and provides tools to reduce the barriers of running these on-campus Chapters.

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