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Living With Diabetes In College: Madison

Living With Diabetes In College: Madison

Posted on December 10, 2015 by American Diabetes Association For young adults living with diabetes, preparing for college can be a difficult time. Managing diabetes while trying to make sense of a new world, social network and expectations can be especially challenging. Youre not alone! There are many resources in place to help support this transition. The following are stories shared by College Diabetes Network (CDN) Students, involved in CDNs Student Advisory Committee (SAC), about their experiences heading off to college, and navigating life on campus, with diabetes. The College Diabetes Network provides programs for young adults with diabetes to help make their college experience safer and more successful. The American Diabetes Association is working with CDN to help further this goal. School: California State UniversitySan Marcos (CSUSM), Class of 2018 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 13 years old. I was (and still am) going through diabetes burn out. However, I have become much more involved in the community, such as serving as the president of my CDN chapter, and I have learned about how I can help others like me. Heading to college wasnt difficult for me. I talked to other students with diabetes to see what doctor they were going to, and I finally found one who was covered by my moms insurance. The doctor is really great and recommends diabetes education for his patients. Wearing a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) helps me pay more attention to my blood glucose levels while Im busy being a super student (18 credit hours, three jobs, joining a sorority and starting a CDN chapter this year). I also only live about 20 minutes from home, which is a big plus! Through my involvement with the diabetes community and CDN, I have learned a lot about diabet Continue reading >>

The College Diabetes Network - Posts | Facebook

The College Diabetes Network - Posts | Facebook

New! PredictBGL 1.9.5 is a dosing #app for #insulin users ( #t1d and ... #t2d ) providing the best patient decision support - as voted by #JDRF .PredictBGL is ideal for people using MDI (multiple daily injections) who need dose calculation support. For parents of kids with T1, it provides live, multi-device sharing to carers - data can be entered on any device. The app also works offline once setup.PredictBGL helps get doses correct, by identifying doses that do not fit into your personalized prediction model, and suggesting changes, with just-in-time links to education resources. The model also predicts blood sugar levels hours ahead - helping to avoid dangerous lows.PredictBGL works for people using pump or CGM devices, with live data feeds from Dexcom G5 and above, Freestyle Libre via LinkBluCon, NightScout, and integrated support of any BG meter that supports Health on iOS. It also incorporates fitness data from 60+ devices, import data from 90+ devices, and works with carb, protein, fat and fiber from any food app for hyper-accurate dosing.Get it now! iTunes - Google Play - See More Continue reading >>

College Diabetes Network Connects A New Generation Of Activists!

College Diabetes Network Connects A New Generation Of Activists!

College Diabetes Network Connects a New Generation of Activists! Most diabetes advocates are inspired by their involvement in the diabetes community, and many young adults get their start in the diabetes community through amazing support organizations like the College Diabetes Network. The College Diabetes Network , or CDN, was formed in 2009 by Christina Roth. She, like many people with type one diabetes, found the transition into independent college life difficult, and she wanted a group of people with whom she could discuss her challenges and victories. After having trouble promoting the group on her campus, she started the CDN website, which now connects college students across the country. I talked with Dan Browne, a program coordinator with CDN. He said [CDN] is a nonprofit organization organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond. I first got involved with CDN as a senior in college when I started a Chapter on my own campus. After graduation, I was offered an internship position at the CDN headquarters which grew into a full-time position overseeing the Chapter Network and helping students across the country start and lead Chapters. Browne explained the purpose of CDN as an organization that provides programs that empowers students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. Our largest program is our Chapter Network a web of over 115 student-run groups on college campuses across the country, growing all the time. Peer support is invaluable in an environment where so many other variables are changing and students are often tasked with managing their disease independent Continue reading >>

Job Opportunities | College Diabetes Network

Job Opportunities | College Diabetes Network

1. Close Concerns: Full-Time Associate & Summer Internship Close Concernsis led by Kelly Close (Amherst 90, Harvard Business School 95) and is staffed by three principals, five full-time associates, and a range of part-time contributors now in medical school, business school, PhD programs, and select post-doctoral positions. They publish a subscription news service, Closer Look, that provides up-to-the-minute analysis on events in the diabetes and obesity industries, a quarterly business newsletter (Diabetes Close Up), and a monthly patient newsletter (diaTribe). Full-Time Association Position Opening: Associates typically pursue a medical, public health, or business graduate degrees following work with the firm. This is a 2 year position. Summer Associate Position Opening: Summer associates are also encouraged to complete an independent project. In the past, successful summer associates have received bonuses for their strong performance and have been extended full-time offers following graduation. The positions entail a wide range of projects, tasks and opportunities, are involved in nearly every aspect of the company, and assume a significant amount of responsibility and autonomy. Minimum GPA to qualify for positions is 3.7. Researching, analyzing, writing, and editing reports for Closer Look, Diabetes Close Up, and diaTribe Attending and reporting on major research meetings Participating in conference calls and interviews with world-renowned experts in diabetes and obesity Analyzing, synthesizing, and summarizing scientific journal articles Significant opportunities to learn the cutting-edge medical science of diabetes and obesity Broad and deep exposure to multiple facets of the healthcare industry, including drug development, drug regulation, public health, clinic Continue reading >>

Now Accepting Applications! Cdns 2nd Annual Student Leader Retreat

Now Accepting Applications! Cdns 2nd Annual Student Leader Retreat

Home / CDN News / Now Accepting Applications! CDNs 2nd Annual Student Leader Retreat Now Accepting Applications! CDNs 2nd Annual Student Leader Retreat College Diabetes Network is excited to officially announce the 2ndAnnual Student Leader Retreat! This retreat is an exciting opportunity for students who have taken on a leadership role in their CDN chapter to: Connect with student leaders from across the country to share experiences, best practices, collaborate, and forge relationships. Work closely with a national organization that has strong ties in the diabetes field. Gain valuable skills and knowledge that will help you to be a more effective and successful leader within your chapter. Play an integral role in CDNs strategic planning for the upcoming year, and have a voice in whats next for the College Diabetes Network! The retreat will be held onMay 26th through May 29that a retreat house inBridgton, Maine. We will welcome a select group of 15 to 25 student leaders to join us fora three day intensive working retreatfocused on chapter programming, support, fundraising, and future growth. CDN will be covering travel costs for invited students, as well as housing and meals, and transportation to and from Logan International Airport. Attendees are expected to participate actively in all sessions, bringing personal experiences, questions, and insights to be discussed as a group. While well be working hard, were also going to make sure we have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of Maine, and getting to know our fellow retreat attendees. In order to be considered for attendance, please fill out the application in its entirety. We encourage all CDN members, especially chapter leaders, soon-to-be chapter leaders, and those interested in making a difference in th Continue reading >>

College-shopping While Diabetic

College-shopping While Diabetic

Just last year, I was stressing about choosing a college, where I would spend the next 4 years of my life. Choosing a college is a big decision for anyone. But being diabetic, I wanted to make sure that my chosen school had the resources, the people, and the support I needed to live and attend school comfortably. At the same time, I wanted to pick something outside of my comfort zone. But where to start? What were the things that were most important to me when it came to making a decision? Here are four factors I considered before choosing a college as a diabetic: Having a reputable disabilities office is SO important. In high school, I had a 504 plan to cover my diabetes in case any teachers wouldnt let me leave to use the bathroom, eat a snack in class, or manage diabetes in other ways. But in college, I found out that there are no 504s! Instead, institutions require a disabilities letter that the student distributes to all professors. Make sure yours is capable of providing the support you need. I have found my schools Disability Office is a great resource to use because of the staffs friendliness, willingness to help, and commitment to making me feel comfortable in all aspects of college life. Being diabetic can be a challenge in college because of the food on campus. When thinking about enrolling in a college, it is important to consider the quality of the food service on campus. First, how does the food look? Appetizing? Or do the students steer away from it? Second, are there healthy options and a variety of foods available? I avoid red meat, in addition to eating low-carb meals, so it is important for me to have access to a dining hall that can accommodate my diet. Have questions about the dining services? Just ask! Someone from the dining services should be ha Continue reading >>

My Diabetes Advocacy Journey

My Diabetes Advocacy Journey

Todays guest blog come from Mindy Bartleson, Program Assistant at the College Diabetes Network. A former College Diabetes Network chapter leader for Dawgs for Diabetes, Mindy was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of 7 and has been involved in the diabetes community since then. She is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in social work and a minor in sociology. If anyone told me four years ago I would be here right now, I never would have believed them, but here I am in Boston working at the College Diabetes Network as the new Program Assistant. My path began about 15 years ago at the age of 7 when I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Fast forward 9 years, as a teenager, I was starting to feel a little alone regarding diabetes, but I learned about this group called Dawgs for Diabetes, D4D. Someone I looked up to since I was 12 started this student club at the University of Georgia, and I felt like something was waiting for me. Fast forward to college, and I immediately got involved with D4D. In January 2013, I started leading D4D, and shortly after CDN found us, we became a chapter of CDN, thank goodness! Our chapter gets so much support from CDN in everything we do as a chapter but also on a personal level. CDN is more than just a non-profit that helps young adults with their chapters all over the country, but part of what CDN does is host the CDN Student Retreat in a beautiful place in Maine each year. I just started working at CDN and less than a week later, we were on our way to Maine. I attended last year as a student, which changed the direction of my chapter as well as my year. This year we jam-packed so much into four short inspiring days. In the sessions, we talked about starting a chapter, being leaders, leade Continue reading >>

Meet Cdn Summer Intern- Zach!

Meet Cdn Summer Intern- Zach!

Home / CDN News / Meet CDN Summer Intern- Zach! My name is Zach, and I am beyond excited to be interning with the College Diabetes Network (CDN) this summer! I am completing my junior year at Albion College in Michigan. If youve never heard of Albion, dont worry, youre not alone! My school is a private college with about 1,400 students in southern Michigan. I am majoring in Communication Studies and Spanish, and I am very involved on my campus. I work for three campus offices, I am the president of our student activities board, and I am a member of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity! Unfortunately, my college does not have a CDN Chapter yet, but it is something I would love to start. I am from Macomb, Michigan which is a suburb of Detroit. I grew up with my Mom and Dad and one older sister. My life was fairly carefree and normal until August 14th, 2009 when I went to my doctors office for a routine physical and left with a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Although at the time it seemed like the end of the world, over the years I have realized the blessing that it truly was. I have taken my diagnosis and turned it in to something wonderful. I spent three wonderful summers at diabetes camp, participated in the Step Out Walk for Diabetes five times, and was the Youth Ambassador for the walk in 2012. My engagements with the American Diabetes Association allowed me to meet with many individuals in the diabetes field and to help raise funds including speaking with executives at the Childrens Hospital of Michigan. Apart from my involvement with diabetes and at college, I love to spend my time engaging with members of my college community, exploring new places, and reading a good book. I especially love to travel, and am so excited that this internship will be taki Continue reading >>

Zachary Hall, '18, Helps Peers Deal With Diabetes And Discrimination

Zachary Hall, '18, Helps Peers Deal With Diabetes And Discrimination

Zachary Hall, '18, Helps Peers Deal with Diabetes and Discrimination Zachary Hall, '18, Helps Peers Deal with Diabetes and Discrimination Zachary Hall, '18, near the College Diabetes Network offices in Boston last summer. He is a communication studies and Spanish major, the son of Daniel and Laurie Hall of Macomb, and a graduate of the International Academy of Macomb. During his internship last summer in Boston, Zachary Hall recalls a colleague apologizing for tripping over a word during a presentation. A common occurrence for anyonebut for Hall, this unremarkable interaction had a unique significance. "He said, 'Sorry, my blood sugars high,' and we all just understood," says Hall, who spent the past summer and this fall interning with the College Diabetes Network (CDN)and the past eight years living with Type 1 diabetes. "It was weird, but cool to not have to explain that high blood sugar can make you feel like you are mentally blocked. It was so unique to be surrounded by people who just immediately understood these things with no questions asked." Like it or not, Hall says that having diabetes means answering lots of questionssome medical, but many of a social, personal and professional nature. The CDN is a resource for college students with diabetes, with both online resources and 150 campus chapters nationwide. For his internship Hall focused on the latter, researching and writing content for the CDN "Off to Work" guide aimed at job hunters and recent graduates. People with a disability like diabetes are often viewed as unable to do certain tasks, and this stereotype can cause issues during employment," Hall says. He adds that many of his peers with diabetes come to CDN for advice on how and when to discuss their diabetes during an employment interview and in deal Continue reading >>

Article: All About The College Diabetes Network (cdn)

Article: All About The College Diabetes Network (cdn)

Article: All About the College Diabetes Network (CDN) What you should know about the College Diabetes Network The College Diabetes Network has 115 chapters across the United States, including two in Southwest Ohio and five others within about 125 miles of Greater Cincinnati. According to national operations and communications manager Sarah Twomey-Mercurio, chapters average between seven and 10 members. Christina Roth, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a teenager, founded the group in 2009 while in college. The group became a 501c3 non-profit in 2010 and a full-time organization in 2012. The College Diabetes Network lists three pillars of programming on its website, www.collegediabetesnetwork.org: tools, network and ecosystem. Its main goal is to connect college students who have Type 1 with each other. Mercurio answers a series of question about the College Diabetes Network: How many chapters are there in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio? Where are they? Indiana has five chapters: Indiana University; Dia-Beat-It at Purdue University, Ball State University, Wabash College, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Kentucky has one chapter: Big Blue Chapter at the University of Kentucky. DOSES CDN chapter at The Ohio State University (Athens campus), Ohio State University CDN Chapter Miami University, Bowling Green State University, University of Cincinnati, What is the process for organizing a chapter? What kind of support does the national group offer? Is there any type of funding involved? The process for starting a chapter is very similar to starting any other kind of interest group on a college campus. Interested students fill out a form on our website, we get in touch with them and schedule a 1-1 phone call to walk through some strategies for success and Continue reading >>

Chapters | Students With Diabetes

Chapters | Students With Diabetes

Latest Students With Diabetes Announcements Latest Students With Diabetes Member Announcements Take charge of your diabetes and your independence you can live a fantastic life with diabetes! The colleges, universities and regions listed below have Students With Diabetes chapters at their institutions or in their local communities. Dont see your college or community listed below? Its easy to start a Students With Diabetes chapter! There is no charge to start a chapter and to join the Students With Diabetes network. If you either use a college student organization structure or affiliate the chapter with your local diabetes center, you may be able to apply for funding to help your chapter function and grow. Starting in the Fall of 2012, there will be a small fee associated with your chapters promotion in Students With Diabetes organizational materials and access to the materials created by our organization. To start a chapter, please contact Nicole Johnson at USF Health for more information. Students With Diabetes is proud to announce diabetes student and young adult organizations at the following educational institutions and local communities as of July 2014. For more information about how to contact a chapter near you, contact us. University of Central Florida (This link will take you to the UCF website) University of Western Ontario London, Canada Continue reading >>

College Concerns For People With Diabetes: American Diabetes Association

College Concerns For People With Diabetes: American Diabetes Association

All students with diabetes have the right to be treated fairly, no matter their age. However, it is important to understand the differences between legal protections for students in K-12 education and post-secondary students. A few important differences include: In K-12 education, it is primarily the parent's responsibility to advocate for the needs of their child. In contrast, college is the time when students must take over this responsibility for themselves. K-12 public schools have an affirmative obligation to provide students with a "free appropriate public education" or FAPE. Colleges have no such obligation to provide an education to any particular person. However, they must not discriminate against otherwise qualified students. K-12 public schools also must identify children with disabilities. In contrast, it is the student's job to disclose their disability and request accommodations if needed. Finally, while many high schools create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan for students with diabetes, colleges typically do not. While colleges should provide written documentation of any modifications agreed to, this documentation typically will not be called a "Section 504 Plan." Below are resources to help ensure that post-secondary studentsincluding community college students, liberal arts college students, and graduate and professional school studentswith diabetes understand their rights and are treated fairly: Going to College with Diabetes: A Self Advocacy Guide for Students . This guide includes chapters on admissions, working with your disability services office, tips for internships and jobs, resolving disagreements, and standardized exams. It also includes helpful sample accommodations request forms. Know Your Rights for College St Continue reading >>

Student Advisory Committee (sac) Virtual Intern Q&a

Student Advisory Committee (sac) Virtual Intern Q&a

Home / CDN News / Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Virtual Intern Q&A Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Virtual Intern Q&A SAC Virtual Interns- Bridget, Elias, Jaime, and Lissie Editors Note: For the 2016-2017 school year, we launched our CDN SAC Virtual Intern Positions. Were excited to offer these opportunities again for the upcoming school year. We asked this years interns about their experiences. Learn how to apply, here . Meet our 2016-2017 CDN Student Advisory Committee (SAC) Virtual Interns! Major: Interdisciplinary Studies: Communications, Legal Institutes, Economics and Government VirtualSACIntern Position: College Diabetes Week Program Virtual SAC Intern Position: Off to College Program Jaime McCurry, University of Connecticut '17 Virtual SAC Intern Position:Chapter Network Program Virtual SAC Intern Position: Donor & Development What did you do as a virtual SAC Intern? (Overall, specific projects, etc). Bridget: I designed the College Diabetes Week cover photo, logo, and matching posts and documents. I assisted in editing materials and helping come up with ideas for College Diabetes Week. I monitored Chapter activity and participated in a podcast and Twitter chat. Elias: I was involved with the creation and improvement of many different Off to College related projects. This included converting the Off to College Event host guide for clinics and organizations into one for CDN Chapters. It also included making guides for the first break home from college for students and accommodations for standardized testing. But my favorite project was hosting an Off to College event via Facebook Live. Jaime: My role as an SAC intern included assisting new Chapters in starting up and sitting in on Chapter start up calls, as well as developing and editing resources that Chapt Continue reading >>

Internships With Novo Nordisk

Internships With Novo Nordisk

**IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO AN INTERNSHIP THROUGH NOVO NORDISK, PLEASE EMAIL EMILY IKE, CDN PROGAM DIRECTOR, AT [email protected] SO SHE CAN FLAG YOUR APPLICATION FOR PRIORITY PROCESSING** Novo Nordisk , a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes research, care and treatment is excited to announce that we have officially launched our2018 Early Talent Summer Internship Program! We are offering more than 50 internship positions in all our major lines of business including, Marketing, Finance, Sales, Market Access, Legal and Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs. To view available internship positions at our US headquarters in Plainsboro, NJ click here . At Novo Nordisk, interns will have the opportunity to kick-start their careers by working closely with experienced industry professionals and gaining valuable, hands-on, full-time work experience. For ten weeks, beginning June 4th, interns will be immersed in the environment of a global pharmaceutical company and contribute to the line of business by providing sustainable and meaningful project work. In addition, interns will also participate in the Innovation in Action Case Competition where they will work closely to develop an innovative and comprehensive solution to a business problem currently facing Novo Nordisk.Our internship program also includes instructor led trainings, career presentations by our senior leadership, and a guided mentorship program for professional and personal development. Our Early Talent Summer Internship Program will challenge you to be dynamic, efficient and innovative. Novo Nordisks workplace will allow you to gain exposure to a real-life corporate environment while providing you with hands-on working experiences. For additional Continue reading >>

Innovating Diabetes Care - Speaker Biographies

Innovating Diabetes Care - Speaker Biographies

John F. Lewis, Jr., President & CEO, BioOhio John F. Lewis, Jr., is a 4th generation Ohioan, his family tracing Ohio roots to the mid 1800s. He is a licensed attorney with experience in international business, venture capital investments and economic development. John is an outspoken advocate for industry led, market facing academic/industry collaborations. During the last 16+ years with BioOhio, John has helped raise nearly $1 billion for Ohio bioscience entities. He was a founding partner of the First Fifty Fund and Ohio TechAngel Fund both based in Columbus. John has more than 18 years international experience, lived in Jamaica, Korea and China, the latter two with Perkin Elmer, while traveling to more than 42 others. John is a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University and Capital University Law School. 8:45 The Landscape of Diabetes: A National and State Perspective Gary Dougherty, Director, State Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Diabetes Association A native Ohioan, Gary has focused his entire career on public service and advocacy. His nearly 15 year career in the Ohio Statehouse included service in both the Ohio Senate and House of Representatives, rising from a Legislative Intern to Chief of Staff under two House Minority Leaders. For the last 16+ years, his work has been focused on advocating on behalf of those whose voices need amplified in state government, most notably in the reproductive rights arena and, for nearly the last five years, with the American Diabetes Association. 9:00 2018 Ohio Diabetes Report Overview Holly Sobotka, MS, Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Evaluation Manager, Ohio Department of Health Holly Sobotka is the Manager of the Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Evaluation Section at the Ohio Department of Health. This section is respons Continue reading >>

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