Conference Recaps

Each year, CDN selects a group of young adult leaders as part of our NextGen program to attend conferences to network, represent CDN, and learn about the latest research and innovations in diabetes. This year, we had 9 NextGen leaders attend the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions. While the conference experience was virtual this year, our students were able to join over 12,500 participants from all over the world for five days of scientific advances and groundbreaking… Read more
Each year, CDN selects a group of young adult leaders as part of our NextGen program to attend conferences to network, represent CDN, and learn about the latest research and innovations in diabetes. This year, we had 9 NextGen leaders attend the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions. While the conference experience was virtual this year, our students were able to join over 12,500 participants from all over the world for five days of scientific advances and groundbreaking… Read more
Editor's Note: Applications are now open to attend a conference with CDN this summer. Apply here! I have had type one diabetes (T1D) for fourteen years. Since my diagnosis, I have always known that I wanted to become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) to educate and encourage others that they can thrive with this chronic disease. My goal has always been to have a long term positive impact on the health and well-being of others. By specializing in the field of diabetes, I can help improve the… Read more
My time at the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) conference in Houston, Texas was incredible and I learned so much in such a short amount of time. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) at age 3 and ever since then, I have wanted nothing more than to get involved and give back to the diabetes community. The AADE conference provided insight on how to structure my education and career path in order to ultimately give back to the Diabetes community by becoming a pediatric… Read more
Editor's Note: Applications are now open to attend a conference with CDN this summer. Apply here! A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) (or now known as Diabetes Care and Education Specialist) is a health care provider that cares for people with diabetes in the totality of the patient. This goes much deeper than just looking at an A1C and changing a basal rate based on numbers. In my eyes, a CDE is a nurse, dietitian, and counselor in one. They dedicate a huge portion of their practice to… Read more
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