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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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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