This is where we post CDN news, and other information relevant to the lives of young adults with diabetes.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 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.
The founder of CDN, Christina Roth, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 14. While at college, she became interested in meeting other students coping with the same experiences so she started a group in 2009 to connect with other students. She soon encountered considerable resistance from health services in informing other students about her group because of HIPAA (health information privacy) regulations. Due to the difficulty of raising awareness about the group, she created a website to facilitate communication between students at universities and to provide suggestions on forming groups along with tips on how to deal with the challenges that may come up. As students from across the country found the CDN and wanted to be involved, Christina filed for and received 501c3 non-profit status in 2010. CDN continued to grow long after Christina's graduation, and in 2012 became a full-time organization.