BOSTON, MA May 17, 2017: The College Diabetes Network (CDN) and JDRF are pleased to announce their national partnership. This partnership will support CDN’s Off to College Program, and serve to ensure that more high school students and their families have the information and support they need to successfully prepare for and transition into college. These materials are a ‘Gold Standard’ of information and support for young people with type 1 diabetes—helping to simplify, rather than further complicate the transition to college.
CDN’s Off to College Program is the most comprehensive diabetes education program for young people and their families. With 71 percent of students currently reporting difficulty managing diabetes in college, this program provides critical resources at an often tumultuous time. CDN’s Off to College Program offers resources for everyone involved; from printed booklets for students and their families, to informational toolkits for health clinics and diabetes organizations to host Off to College Events. Resources are provided at no cost and can be requested via THIS FORM for both electronic download and hard copy booklets.
JDRF’s Type One Nation Summits across the country will be utilizing CDN resources and several events will be working with CDN Chapters to host Off to College sessions. Additionally, families in contact with their local JDRF Chapters will be able to connect with CDN Chapters to help with the transition to college.
“The transition to college is an exciting but stressful time for young adults with diabetes and their families. These booklets aim to help make that transition easier so that families are more prepared for college,” said Christina Roth, CDN’s CEO and Founder. “With JDRF’s chapters and Type One Nation Summits, more families will have access to these resources.”
“JDRF is thrilled to partner with the College Diabetes Network. Type 1 diabetes is 24/7 with no breaks or holidays,” said Aaron Kowalski, PhD, Chief Mission Officer at JDRF. ”We know college is a stressful time with numerous adjustments and changes in routine, and providing appropriate support and resources is critical. We are grateful for these opportunities to help drive awareness and increase our vision of a world without type 1 diabetes.”
About the College Diabetes Network
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. CDN has an extensive network of students from over 100 campuses across the United States and is the “go-to” hub for everything related to young adulthood and diabetes. To connect with other young adults, or to find out more, go to www.CollegeDiabetesNetwork.org.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF
About the Off to College Program
The Off to College Program was launched in 2015 with the “Hosting an Off to College Event: A How-To Guide” for clinics and organizations. The information in this kit was then used to create the Off-to-College booklets for students and parents in July 2016. These important resources exist because of the support of our generous sponsors and partners: Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., Lilly Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Dexcom and JDRF.
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