BALTIMORE — In this video exclusive, Endocrine Today Diabetes in Real Life columnist Susan Weiner, MS, RDN, CDE, FAADE, talks with Christina Roth, founder and CEO of the College Diabetes Network, about transitioning to college with diabetes.
One of the biggest challenges for young adults in becoming independent involves determining where diabetes fits in their identity, even if they have had diabetes for years, Roth told Endocrine Today. Peer support systems are one of the most important tools in achieving this, she said.
CDN has chapters on college campuses in every state. Caregivers and young adults can find targeted resources about living with diabetes during this life stage at www.collegediabetesnetwork.org.
Watch the video for more.