College Diabetes Network


  • College Diabetes Network

Support Resources:

  • Campus based CDN Chapters
  • Check out CDN’s website for information and resources specific to young adults with diabetes, parents, clinicians, campus administrators, and more.
  • CDN is happy to provide brochures for you to hand out to your patients. Simply fill out this form to request them.
  • Our site will relaunch in the next few weeks, with new and updated comprehensive information. A few of the resources you’ll find on CDN’s website include
  • Information on how to join/start a CDN chapter on your campus.
  • A comprehensive guide on how to prepare for college as a student with diabetes - from searching for schools to move-in day.
  • Tips on how to have fun and succeed in college while staying healthy; including dining hall eating, studying abroad, sports and exercise, and touchy topics such as drinking with diabetes.
  • Help with entering the real world, including job and internship postings, and information on diabetes-related career tracks.
  • Information meant to benefit students between visits with their doctor, including matters such as health insurance, ordering supplies, and the latest on diabetes research and technology.

Upcoming Events:

  • Local events hosted by chapters: Find a chapter near you via CDN’s website, or contact CDN’s Program Director Jo Treitman at
  • The CDN team will be at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference in July, as well as the American Association for Diabetes Educators conference in August. Stop by our booth in the exhibit hall!
  • CDN will be presenting on the different ways that providers can support their young adults patients with diabetes at the American Association of Diabetes Educators conference in Orlando on August 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m in Room 311 E-H.

Get Involved:

  • Know someone who might be interested in joining or starting a CDN chapter? Email for more information.
  • Sign up for CDN’s monthly e-newsletter – and tell your patients to as well! Each month, we’ll provide you with the latest information and resources CDN and its partners have to offer you. If you’re a health care provider signed up for our newsletter, we’ll let you know when our bi-annual clinical e-update launches in the fall.
  • Have a story you want to tell? Write a blog to be posted on CDN’s site! Email for more information.

Additional Information:

  • CDN recently launched its Clinical Advisory Committee. The Clinical Advisory Committee is comprised of 11 passionate and motivated clinicians who are unsatisfied with the current state of clinical care for young adults with diabetes, and want to change the status quo through research, information, and resources. The committee will continue to identify gaps between clinical care, and the young adult patient experience, and will work closely with CDN to address those gaps. Email for more information.
  • CDN recently received a $40,000 grant from the Lilly Grant Office to assist CDN in bridging clinical care and the patient experience for young adults with diabetes by improving the quality of information and support available to this population. The grant will support CDN in compiling a step-by-step guide of best practices for clinics and other organizations to host successful transition, or “Off to College”, events; as well as materials to make available to event attendees.
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  • The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a national 501c3 non-profit organization, whose mission is to empower and improve the lives of students living with Type 1 diabetes through peer support and access to information and resources. Check out the resources and information they have to offer providers on their newly launched website!