College Diabetes Network

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is the only nonprofit organization singularly focused on empowering young adults with diabetes during their transition to independence at college and beyond. By creating peer-based support networks and equipping young adults with expert resources and direction, CDN provides a pathway to owning one’s health decisions. The result is young adults who feel better, understand their options, are familiar with how to access these options, and are more empowered to do so.

Support Resources:

  • CDN’s Off to College booklets for caregivers and students provide tips and resources to make the transition from high school to college with T1D a little easier.
  • CDN’s Newly Diagnosed Young Adult Guide was created for those diagnosed with T1D during young adulthood - an already challenging and transformative time in life. The guide has all of the practical information needed to manage diabetes, as well as info about the psychosocial aspects of dealing with diabetes during this time.
  • The T1D & Mental Health Facebook Live Webinar features a panel of students and professionals who discuss the relationship between T1D and mental health.

Many people with diabetes are feeling anxious and confused about ways to have their voices and stories heard and addressed. The Political Advocacy Guide is a resource that empowers one through clear and actionable paths to engaging with local, state, and federal governments on issues of importance to people with diabetes.

Coming soon: stay tuned for the Off to Work Guide, which covers the transition from college to the workplace with T1D.

Get Involved:

  • Find a CDN Chapter or get more info about starting a Chapter here!
  • We are in the process of launching our CDN Ambassadors program, in which people who are not in college and want to be involved with CDN can act as a local resource for CDN Chapters to provide support, assistance, or a friendly face. Sign up here.

Additional Information:


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