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Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Erica Farr was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was only six years old. Though she quickly learned that diabetes would not stop her from doing all the things she loves. As of now, Erica uses the TXlimX2 and the Dexcom G6, and did not fail to mention the appreciation of the elimination of finger pokes.  “I was told that I would probably die prematurely… Read more
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Lindsey Medalla: I went to the University of Rochester where I graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Archeology, Technology, and Historical Structures in 2019. Currently, I am working as a systems engineer.
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Alexandra Aguirre: Tell me about yourself… Cassie Abrams: I’m Cassie. I live in Long Island, New York. I’ve had diabetes for a little over 12 years. I studied Integrative Neuroscience, Health and Wellness Studies at Binghamton University. I was a founding member of my undergraduate university CDN chapter. Since then, I’ve been able to do a lot with CDN. I… Read more
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! 
Editor's Note: Our 2021 NextGen Fellows interviewed some of our CDN alumni. We will be featuring these interviews each month in 2022! Alexandra Aguirre: Tell us about yourself… Steven Santoyo: My name is Steven. I’m 24 and I’ve lived with type one diabetes for 10 years, it will be 11 years this coming March. I’m an educator. I have been teaching for two years in my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I am excited to talk about CDN and my connection to it still because, without the College Diabetes… Read more
My name is Alex and I am a 2021 NextGen Fellow with CDN. I am a student at California State University East Bay pursuing a BA in Business Administration with a focus on Operations and Supply Chain Management. As a person living with T1D for over 10 years, I understand that access to insulin and modern treatments is vital. One of my personal goals is to make resources more cost-effective and accessible to everyone. My life purpose is deeply linked to Eli Lilly and Company’s (Lilly)… Read more
I recently had the pleasure to speak with Paul Edick, the Chairman and CEO of Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., about Gvoke HypoPen®, a ready-to-use form of glucagon. As a person with type one diabetes, one of my biggest fears has always been low blood sugar. Thankfully, up to this point, I’ve always been able to treat my lows by myself by eating fast-acting carbohydrates. But what do you do when a person with diabetes has passed out from low blood sugar, or if eating carbs is not working to raise… Read more
As I eagerly found a seat for the First Timers Orientation, I heard the familiar blaring high alarm of a Dexcom. I laughed as every single person in the room checked to see if it was them. I felt an overwhelming sense of belonging and reflected on my journey that brought me from California to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Florida for the week-long conference, Friends for Life.
My name is Crystal Diaz and I am serving as a CDN NextGen Fellow this year! I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2019 at age 18 and am currently studying Global Disease Biology at UC Davis on the pre-PA route. I was so excited to discuss the topic of advocacy with Alicia Downs, who is so involved in the diabetes sector and in the healthcare field. As a young adult with hopes to enter the healthcare field, I wanted to learn about how other type 1’s navigated graduate school and their day-to-… Read more
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