High School

Editor's note: This is the second in an ongoing series of posts by Oliver Shane, who is a high school student with type 1 diabetes. Hello everyone, I’m finally a sophomore at William T. Dwyer High School. While technically still a high schooler, I’m also a college student at Palm Beach State College through the power of dual enrollment. With dual enrollment, the back-to-school experience from the perspective of a diabetic student is not quite that of a high schooler or a full-time college… Read more
Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing series of posts by Oliver Shane, who is a high school student with type 1 diabetes. Welcome to The Poetic Diabetic! I’ve been working hard on studying for finals. Now that they’re all over with, I have plenty of time to work on these blogs! Another thing I’ve had a lot more time to do since school’s ended has been working out, which is the subject of this blog. If you’re anything like me, diabetes might make it difficult for you to work out, due… Read more
Editor's note: we recently interviewed Jack, a 15 year old high school student living with T1D. He gave us his thoughts on how his life with T1D, and what he has been considering as he starts thinking about college.   Introduce yourself-tell us a bit about your story, when you were diagnosed, what you're involved in.   My name is Jack and I have had type 1 diabetes since I was 5 years old. I was diagnosed when I started kindergarten. It was strange transitioning into elementary school, but it… Read more
Were you diagnosed as a young adult, too? Check out our Guide for Young Adults Newly Diagnosed with T1D! Editor's note: friend of CDN and athlete Carly Lenett interviewed Kendall Simmons, a former NFL player with T1D about his diagnosis as a young adult and his tips for college & T1D.  CL: I wanted to talk with you a bit about your diagnosis and how you adjusted to this new reality. You were 23, so you pretty much had your whole routine down and had just entered the NFL. Did you feel… Read more
Kendall, High School Junior and his Father, Curtis Editor's note: We've been checking in with Kendall and his father, Curtis as Kendall moves through his high school years and prepares to head off to college. Check out his experiences as a Freshman and Sophomore. Junior year of high school Kendall’s questions 1. Looking back, how was sophomore year different than freshman year? It was easier to manage time, I was a little more comfortable in what I was doing for classes, and managing what… Read more
I was diagnosed with T1D when I was three years old. That was almost fourteen years ago, and I am currently a senior in high school. Over the summer, I interned at the College Diabetes Network (CDN) headquarters in Boston. After my internship, I shifted my focus into my college applications. Like every other part of my life, diabetes had to be factored into my choices. My first college tour was during the summer before my junior year. In the year and a half since then, I can honestly say that… Read more
Sophomore year of high school -T1D student questions How was sophomore year different than freshman year? This year was easier to manage and less stressful. Learning to juggle honors classes and varsity basketball was a challenge but I am learning the importance of independence and planning for college, so I have to figure it out. What was harder and what was easier? I still have honors classes, but they were much easier to handle now that high school isn’t so new. I don’t have to feel like an… Read more
CDN followed Kendall Nether, and his father Curtis, each year as Kendall moved through high school and prepared to head off to college.  What was it like when your son was diagnosed? Kendall was diagnosed on March 22, 2003, he was 18 months old. Today, this date is affectionately known as his diaversary. I have found most parents never forget the exact date and time when their daughter/son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Kendall’s warning signs went unnoticed as we assumed the strep throat… Read more
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