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December 3, 2018Mental Health, T1D for Women, Technology
On August 15, 2016 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In the preceding three weeks I had lost 24 pounds, become fatigued, developed blurry vision, and somehow more frighteningly than anything else... the skin on my palms was peeling as though from a sunburn. At that time I was completely… Read more
November 29, 2018CDN News
When I found CDN as an undergraduate student, I was still a Chemistry Pre-Med student at Ohio University. By that time, I had been involved in the diabetes space in my local community, but I hadn’t really found my voice yet. As we had our introductory call with Jo, the CDN Program director at the… Read more
November 28, 2018Exercise
In early March, as I sat in Pathophysiology class, I got the email with the subject: “You’re now invited to the 43rd Marine Corps Marathon”. It was a pretty daunting email to open. As I whispered “Look!” to my friend in class, I realized that it was time for me to go after something that I had been… Read more
November 26, 2018Student Advice Column, Relationships, Off to College
Q: How do you bring up the fact that you have diabetes around peers and friends in college?   Brandon: It is important that most people you are regularly around know that you have diabetes, and know what to do in emergency situations; however, I don’t believe that there is any specific way to… Read more
November 15, 2018Parents, Greek Life
So your child wants to get involved in Greek life… While you may be freaking out on the inside, try to keep calm on the outside. Don’t immediately say no, and don’t start listing all of the terrible things that might happen to them. Here are a couple main points you can use to help guide your… Read more
November 14, 2018College Diabetes Week
Editor's note: this is a blog reposted from our friend Molly's blog, Hugging the Cactus. Check it out! . . .  This blog post is a response to a prompt provided by my friends at the College Diabetes Network, who are celebrating College Diabetes Week from November 12-16. Even though I’m no longer… Read more
November 13, 2018CDN News
Hey Everyone! My name is Emily, and I am thrilled to be joining The College Diabetes Network (CDN) as the newest Program Assistant! I will be working primarily with the Midwest chapters, Campus Programs, and the CDN Ambassador Program! I was diagnosed with T1D at age 11 and have been heavily… Read more
November 9, 2018College Diabetes Week
Editor's note: this blog was originally published on our friend Molly's blog, Hugging the Cactus. Check it out! . . .  This blog post is a response to a prompt provided by my friends at the College Diabetes Network, who are celebrating College Diabetes Week from November 12-16. Even though I’m no… Read more