Campus Health

Editor’s note: We are interviewing members of our Campus Advisory Committee to hear their insider knowledge about the higher ed landscape. We’ll be starting off our series speaking with Sara Lee, from Case Western University.   Could you share with us your role within diabetes on campus?  The mission of University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) at Case Western Reserve is to help all students be well, stay well, and be prepared to learn inside and outside the classroom. Students with… Read more
Glucagon Series Sponsored by Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. & Lilly Diabetes: Blog #1 - tackling the burden of self-advocacy and education. Disclaimer: This blog is part of a series of blogs written by CDN students, alumni, and parents. CDN is committed to ensuring that young adults have the information they need to make informed choices about their healthcare. Given the recent innovations in glucagon, we wanted to highlight stories from our network about past experiences with lows, and how… Read more
So you've moved in, found your classes, and the homesickness (we won't tell anyone) has abated. But there is one connection that you still need to make: medical care! Students with diabetes can typically maintain care with their pediatric clinical practice until age 21 or graduation from college. But what happens when you are at school and you need to change your insulin dosage or prescription?  Where will you get routine labs done? Even more likely, what happens if you get sick?! Illness and… Read more
College is essentially the survival of the fittest. Some enter with AP credits that allow them to forego some of the courses that weed out others. Some enter on scholarships for merit, athletics, or diversity while others are on government or private loans. Some enter without diabetes, and then there are those of us that do. Whether you are newly introduced to diabetes or have been lifelong acquaintances, college is going to daunt you. In K-12, there was this safe space known as the nurse’s… Read more
"If you don't take this exam, you'll get a zero on it and your final exam will be worth double, which is nearly half of your grade." Not exactly the words any college kid wants to hear from their professor, especially when the student is having an insulin pump malfunction. That's exactly the situation I found myself in my sophomore year of college, and with no established office of disabilities on campus, it was just me advocating against university policy. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely… Read more
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