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Meet the 2022 NextGen Fellows. These young adults are interested in careers in community health and patient advocacy!
Meet the 2022 NextGen Fellows. These young adults are interested in careers in medicine, research, and entrepreneurship! 
Hello diabetes fam!  I hope you are staying safe and sane during these always-transitioning times.  Speaking of transitions…. For the past 15+ years, I have worked in the diabetes non-profit community. Creating and overseeing nationally recognized programs; the last four with CDN in particular have helped me grow, learn, and continue to solidify a dream I have always wanted to pursue. I have served on committees, spoken internationally at diabetes and non-diabetes conferences, and advocated… Read more
My first personal experience with diabetes was when I was pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. That brief experience of multiple daily finger pricks and counting carbs would surface again a decade later when my then ten year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.   
My name is Mary Jane Roche and I am excited to join the CDN team as the new program coordinator! I earned my degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, as well as my M.S. in Health and Wellness Management from Merrimack College. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21 during my senior year of college.  At first I had a hard time adjusting, but what helped me the most was finding the community. I met with a T1D group near UNH a month after diagnosis, and it was the first… Read more
For Immediate Release (BOSTON, MA) July 9, 2021: The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is pleased to announce that Brad Stadler, Sharyn Lee, Abby Coleman, John Shumate, and Katama Eastman have been named to the CDN Board of Directors in the last year. The CDN Board of Directors is now composed of 15 members from across the diabetes, nonprofit, and private sectors. Headquartered in Boston, CDN is the only organization dedicated to young adults with diabetes and has established collaborations with… Read more
Introducing our newest team members, Molly and Will!
Meet the 2021 class of NextGen Fellows!
As people with diabetes ourselves, and advocates on behalf of the young adult community with diabetes, we are outraged by the current environment we live in - where profits are prioritized over lives. We believe that the most effective solutions for patients will only come through dialogue and problem solving with those involved at all levels. We don’t expect this to be easy, or fast, but we are committed to being a driving facilitator of this conversation and its possible solutions for all… Read more
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