College Diabetes Network

If you are a college student who’s living with Type 1 diabetes[1], you may be interested in learning more about the College Diabetes Network.

Founded in 2009 by a student with Type 1 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the group’s 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 organization’s website includes a list of scholarships for students with Type 1 diabetes, links to job opportunities, a student online community, care package ideas for parents, and more.

For more information, and to find a chapter near you — or to learn more about starting a new chapter at your school — visit the website of the College Diabetes Network[2].

And for tips on dealing with diabetes in college, see “Helpful Tips for Incoming College Freshman,”[3] by college student Maryam Elarbi.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

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