Sydney Johnson a sophomore here at Florida Southern College. In addition to being a student here Johnson is also a Type 1 Diabetic. Johnson’s battle with diabetes began in 2003 when she was only 3-years-old.

“For the longest time I never thought i’d want to incorporate Type 1 into my life beyond taking care of my self.” said Johnson.

It wasn’t until she had come to college that she made that decision as she felt more empowered .  One of The ways Johnson has incorporated Type 1 into her life was by establishing a Chapter of the College Diabetes Network also known as CDN.  The road to getting CDN here on campus began last spring. In order to establish a club on campus multiple things are required including at least 10 official member , an executive board, advisor and written bye laws.

Last April the College Diabetes Network was officially recognized as a club on campus. Since then multiple students have shown interest in the club and sharing there stories .

On their website they explain there message and offer support , scholarships and many other opportunities for students with diabetes.

“The College Diabetes Network (CDN) was created out of a glaring need young adults with type one had been experiencing for years, and we have become a hub of resources, support, and understanding for this underserved population.”

If you wish to learn more about the FCS College Diabetics Network feet free to follow them on their Instagram fsc_cdn .

Also just incase you weren’t aware this week is National College Diabetes Week.


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