My name is Mary Jane Roche and I am excited to join the CDN team as the new program coordinator! I earned my degree in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire, as well as my M.S. in Health and Wellness Management from Merrimack College.
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21 during my senior year of college.
At first I had a hard time adjusting, but what helped me the most was finding the community. I met with a T1D group near UNH a month after diagnosis, and it was the first time I realized that there were other people out there going through the same daily struggles. Eventually I joined the Instagram community as well, connecting with people all over the world to learn, complain, and laugh about life with T1D. Being deeply involved in the diabetes community is one of the many reasons I was so drawn towards CDN and its mission.