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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
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
Only in my wildest dreams did I imagine that when I first met Christina nearly a decade ago and was inspired by her vision for CDN, I would find myself working alongside her on the cusp of the organization’s 10th Anniversary. My name is Krystle Samai and I am thrilled to be joining the CDN team as Director of Mission & Community Impact. I've lived with type 1 diabetes for 25 years and have spent the majority of my career in the diabetes non-profit and tech space.  You might be wondering… Read more
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) has just released its newest resource for young adults - Insurance 101. This resource and corresponding website provide critical information for young adults living with type one diabetes (T1D) as they navigate the often confusing process of choosing a health insurance plan. It was created in partnership with the NDVLC (National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council). T1D is an incurable chronic illness that requires constant daily management and is often… Read more
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