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
As an organization, CDN has always valued transparency and growth, but we have also existed within a historically privileged system - higher education - and we recognize that our demographics reflect that system. Ensuring young adults with diabetes are living a healthy life so they can pursue their dreams without compromise, requires that we take greater strides in including all people in our network -- those of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and from the LGBTQ+ community need to… Read more
As many of you may already know, CDN celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2020 - 10 years of peer support for young adults living with diabetes! Over the last few months, due to both this milestone and the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have spent a lot of time reflecting on where CDN has been and where we are going. Ten years ago, no one in the diabetes space was addressing the needs of the young adult T1D population - their health, their goals, or their needs. Through an empowered community of Chapter… Read more
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Editor’s note: We know the start of this semester has been different, to say the least. We want to give our community some insights on how higher ed is dealing with these strange times. Introducing our new blog series, “On Campus Connections” – we will be interviewing members of our Campus Advisory Committee to hear their insider knowledge about the higher ed landscape in 2020 (and beyond!). We’ll be starting off our series speaking with Sara Lee, from Case Western University. Could you… Read more