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March 20, 2019Relationships
"So, I met this guy in my economics class. He is cute and has dusty blonde hair. One time he asked me to study with him for our midterm exam and I think we had a lot of chemistry! I am picking up signs that he is into me and I am into him. The only thing is, he told me he has diabetes and I don't… Read more
March 18, 2019Conference Recaps, CDN News, Advocacy and Student Rights
This past week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending “The State of Diabetes” - a meeting for congressional members on Capitol Hill. While it does sound like “The State of the Union” address, I was not appointed the “designated survivor” (lucky for you). Rather, this meeting of the minds allowed… Read more
March 7, 2019Retreat recaps
Editor's note: Kacey led the charge in planning and hosting the first CDN annual retreat in Texas: a weekend of learning, networking, and gaining leadership skills. Read on for the process of planning and everything that happened at the retreat! Community is such a strong thing that empowers… Read more
March 6, 2019CDN News
College Diabetes Network CEO and Founder to speak on Congressional panel   Washington, D.C., March 11, 2019 -- The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is excited to announce that their CEO & founder, Christina Roth, will be a featured panelist on the State of Diabetes Congressional Panel, which… Read more
February 26, 2019Health, Campus Health
College is essentially the survival of the fittest. Some enter with AP credits that allow them to forego some of the courses that weed out others. Some enter on scholarships for merit, athletics, or diversity while others are on government or private loans. Some enter without diabetes, and then… Read more
February 25, 2019Study Abroad
In my last year of pharmacy school at Purdue University, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kenya for a 2-month rotation where I worked in the country’s referral hospital. I was ecstatic to learn and grow as a clinician with this experience; however, I was a bit worried about managing diabetes in… Read more
February 21, 2019Exercise
      I have a love/hate relationship with running. Very rarely am I in the middle of a run and say to myself, “Gee, I’m really enjoying the tiny aches and pains in my legs, the feeling that I’m about to suffocate, and thinking about how sore I’ll feel after my run,” yet I still continue to do… Read more
February 14, 2019
My mentality for living with diabetes for 13 years is that I will lead, and diabetes will follow in choosing what I want to experience in life. However, diabetes follows along like giving someone else a piggy back ride. The burden of bringing diabetes along is constantly apparent and requires… Read more