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Jay Kessler, Managing Shareholder Of Samet & Company, Pc, Joins The Board Of The College Diabetes Network

Jay Kessler, Managing Shareholder Of Samet & Company, Pc, Joins The Board Of The College Diabetes Network

Jay Kessler, managing shareholder of Samet & Company, PC, joins the board of the College Diabetes Network Chestnut Hill, MA. November 27, 2017 Samet & Company PC today announces that Jay Kessler has joined the board of directors of the College Diabetes Network (CDN). Mr. Kessler is managing shareholder of public accounting firm Samet & Company, PC and brings to the role both his extensive leadership experience and a personal connection to CDNs mission. Established in 2012, the College Diabetes Network provides peer-based programs that allow young people with Type 1 diabetes to thrive in school and in the workforce. The organization aims to connect and empower people who live with Type 1 diabetes through on-campus chapters. It also provides resources to prepare high schoolers with Type 1 diabetes and their families for the transition to college, and aims to help young professionals navigate internships and first jobs. Effective January 1, 2018 Jay will be the organizations Treasurer and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Kessler has spent more than 30 years at Samet. He learned about the College Diabetes Network at the 2016 Small Business Association of New England Innovation Awards, where he saw Christina Roth, CEO and founder of CDN, accept an award on its behalf. The organizations mission struck a chord with Mr. Kessler in part because his daughter lives with Type 1 diabetes. He has participated in events organized by the JDRF, an organization that funds research with the goal of curing the disease. Since 2014, Mr. Kessler and his family have raised over $40,000 for the JDRF through their annual walk. Im delighted to join the board of CDN because I believe in its mission and the impact it has on the lives of young people finding community and staying healthy throug 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 >>

Cdn Virtual Internship: Student Videographer

Cdn Virtual Internship: Student Videographer

Home / CDN Virtual Internship: Student Videographer CDN Virtual Internship: Student Videographer Got an eye for telling stories with videos? Looking to build up your portfolio? Be our Student Videographer for the year! CDN is looking for a student to help us create video content throughout the 2017-2018 school year for a variety of purposes. A video diary about life as a college student with diabetes, promotional videos for College Diabetes Week and other CDN events, and fundraising videos are just a few of the ideas we have. While the hours may vary week to week, expect to spend approximately 2-4 hours per week on responsibilities, depending on how busy things are here at the CDN office (we are flexible with your availability, too!). Minimum of 55 hours over the course of the school year need to be completed. We are looking for someone with creativity and solid videography and editing skills. Access to and experience using video editing software (even if its just iMovie) is a must. Prior professional experience with videography is helpful but not necessary. The ability to work remotely and independently is also important. Please submit at least 2 examples of prior videos you have shot and edited, along with a cover letter and resume to Emily Ike, Program Director , for consideration! 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 >>

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 >>

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 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 >>

College Diabetes Networks Creates New Booklets For Students And Parents

College Diabetes Networks Creates New Booklets For Students And Parents

If you’re familiar with me or my blog, then you probably know about my history with the the non-profit organization College Diabetes Network (CDN). I went from attending meetings as a member, to leading them as chapter president, and now I participate as much as possible as an alum. This incredible organization’s mission is to provide innovative, peer-based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. Over the years, CDN has grown into a full-blown network with chapters at colleges and universities across the country. As CDN has flourished, the hard-working team at its Boston headquarters has established numerous tools and resources for use by young adults with type one diabetes. Recently, the Off to College Event Hosting Guide (OTC Guide) received an exciting revitalization to better address the need for information to help incoming college freshmen. The OTC Guide is a step-by-step guide for individuals who want to hold an event to prepare high school students with diabetes for the transition to college. Initially, Lilly Diabetes provided a grant that made it possible for CDN to create 200 Event Hosting Kits with the guide, brochures, and handouts for the hosts to give to attendees. This year, the guide was adapted into audience-specific booklets—one for parents and one for students, covering essential information from accommodations to having “the talk” with friends and roommates about diabetes. The booklets were medically and scientifically reviewed and approved by the American Diabetes Association, and thanks to support from Lilly, Dexcom, and Tandem, CDN is able to make them available to any family in the United States at no cost. While the student booklet focuses on logistics—for example, how and why to r 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 >>

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 >>

Meet Greg, Cdn Summer Intern

Meet Greg, Cdn Summer Intern

Home / Career Tracks / Meet Greg, CDN summer intern Hi world! Im Greg and Im the newest CDN intern. Ill be working with CDN for the rest of the summer and Id like to tell you a little bit more about myself. I was diagnosed on September 18, 2001.I was eight years old at the time.I am the first, and only, person in my family to live with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently studying psychology and global studies at The New School in New York City. I am on the brink of beginning my senior year, and I am on track to graduate in the fall of 2015. I am excited to be part of CDN this summer for several reasons.First, Christina, Jo and Amanda are tremendously invaluable resources as I begin to pursue a career revolving around diabetes.Christina, Jo and Amanda are also amazing people it is nearly impossible to work with a better group of people this summer.The community of college students that are involved in CDN is also outstanding. I attended the SAC Retreat, and was simply blown away by the passion, motivation and quality of college students at the Retreat. I am looking forward to developing relationships with the group from the Retreat as well as other students who are involved with CDN. Many of the reasons why I am excited to be part of CDN revolve around the people who are involved with CDN. There is no doubt in my mind that our work is critical, engaging and inspired. However, the people involved with CDN, and the people for whom this work is completed, make for an invaluable internship that I look forward to each day. When Im not in classes, taking photos, or working with CDN, I like to run.I am a long-distance runner.My favorite distance to run is the marathon. I recently ran the Boston Marathon for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).While the longest distanc 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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