Partners

Editor’s note: The CDN Chapters at the University of Washington and Seattle University teamed up with the Northwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to ensure that every college student in the Seattle T1D community has access to a support network. Andy, co-founder of the CDN Chapter at the University of Washington, and Gwen Malone and Teri Yoder from the JDRF Northwest Chapter told us about their experiences and why working with the diabetes community is so beneficial… Read more
As a dog parent and animal lover, I appreciate the opportunity to tell my story about growing up with a dog with diabetes. As many of you know, I am a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver that also happens to be a T1D. Growing up in central California, I came from a racing and animal loving family. Our favorite animal from my childhood was a Chihuahua named Tank. During the weekdays in between school and racing, Tank and I would play for hours and grew extremely close. Fast forward to 2011, I was a 17… Read more
As a dog parent and animal lover, I appreciate the opportunity to tell my story about growing up with a dog with diabetes. As many of you know, I am a NASCAR Xfinity Series driver that also happens to be a T1D. Growing up in central California, I came from a racing and animal loving family. Our favorite animal from my childhood was a Chihuahua named Tank. During the weekdays in between school and racing, Tank and I would play for hours and grew extremely close. Fast forward to 2011, I was a 17… Read more
Editor’s note: One of CDN’s virtual interns (and now Program Assistant), Zach, interviewed Kevin Sayer, the President and CEO of Dexcom, about the new Dexcom G6 that just gained FDA approval in the US. Dexcom is a CDN Corporate Member. The Dexcom G6 is indicated by the FDA for use as both a standalone CGM and for integration into automated insulin dosing (AID) systems. The Dexcom G6 is the first CGM to receive this classification by the FDA. . . .  Zach: What are the new features of the G6… Read more
I’ve had type 1 diabetes for about eleven and a half years. I was lucky in my diagnosis in that it was caught relatively early. To this day, I have (very fortunately) never had a harrowing experience with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), however, I cannot say the same for incapacitating hypoglycemic episodes. In fact, I’ve had more than a few. The first time I ever had one of these terrifying lows was eight years after my diagnosis. I was in high school, home sick, during exam season. My dad was… Read more
Three years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) during my first semester of college. For the first two years I was completely unsure about switching from insulin pens to an insulin pump because I felt uncomfortable having a device attached to me 24/7. It wasn’t until I attended the CDN Annual Retreat last summer and saw the many different ways other students manage their diabetes that I decided to research different pumps and consider getting one. At the retreat I was able to hear… Read more
Editor's note: this blog was originally posted on Jesse's blog, where he wrote about his experiences with Bike Beyond this summer. Check it out here.  • • • This summer Team #BikeBeyond struck down the popular narrative that people with type 1 diabetes, or any "disabling" condition for that matter must hold you back from achieving your highest self.  At some point nine years into my journey living with type 1 diabetes, I realized that having a support network was a crucial part of success in… Read more
Editor's note: Tandem Diabetes is a CDN Corporate Member. CDN student members were able to participate in this tour as a result of the relationship between Tandem Diabetes and CDN. To learn more about Corporate Membership click here. During the week of the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions in San Diego, our group visited the Tandem Diabetes Care Headquarters. Our tour guide, the fabulous Blair Ryan, Manager of Community Relations at Tandem, showed us around the expansive… Read more
A match made in heaven- that’s all I could think about when I heard that JDRF and CDN (College Diabetes Network) would be forming an official partnership. Both have been pivotal in my maintenance of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and served as a constant support system. JDRF was the first supportive hand who reached out and visited my family and I in the hospital after my diagnosis. I was scared and unsure of what life was going to be like, but because of JDRF I knew that there were many other kids in… Read more
What’s up with all the hype? There are so many “hot topics” in any field or industry in our society, and diabetes is no exception. At the 2016 American Association of Diabetes Educators’ (AADE) conference, technology, language, and policies were just a few of the key themes that I saw woven throughout the conference. These were areas that I really had very little knowledge or experience in prior to the conference. Some of the key questions around these topics: “How can humans and technology… Read more
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