Meet the 2021 class of NextGen Fellows!
Editor's Note: Apply to be a 2021 NextGen Fellow! Each year, CDN selects a group of young adult leaders as part of our NextGen program to attend conferences to network, represent CDN, and learn about the latest research and innovations in diabetes. This year, we had 9 NextGen leaders attend the American Diabetes Association 80th Scientific Sessions. While the conference experience was virtual this year, our students were able to join over 12,500 participants from all over the world for five… Read more
The Children with Diabetes Friends for Life (FFL) Conference in Orlando, FL gave me not only friends, but experiences for life. The conference was a perfect combination of networking, education, professional development, personal growth and of course, a lot of fun. Attending my first conference pushed me out of my comfort zone, but in the best way possible. On the very first morning of FFL, we attended an invitational breakfast with clinicians and leading physicians in the diabetes… Read more
The College Diabetes Network provides many great resources, one of them being the Off to Work Guide for recent graduates and people entering the workforce. It has many helpful tips to prepare you for interviews, workplace settings, and emergencies. I had my first internship over the summer and used the guide to prepare myself for my first office job. The guide also has many helpful tips for the interview process and how to talk about diabetes. Interviews are intimidating environments that… Read more
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Courtney Gale, Bryant University '19 When I saw that the College Diabetes Network (CDN) had the opportunity to send student representatives to the American Diabetes Association’s 77thScientific Sessions in San Diego, I applied instantly! I was thrilled with the opportunity to represent CDN and attend the Scientific Sessions. On Friday, our first full day, we were able to tour the Dexcom and Tandem Diabetes Care headquarters. Saturday was spent setting up our booth in the exhibit hall,… Read more