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College Diabetes Network Announces Partnership with Insulet Corporation
BOSTON, MA: The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is pleased to announce that Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), the leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod® Insulin Management System, has joined CDN as a Silver Level Corporate Member.
Since being founded in 2009 to address the unmet needs young adults with diabetes were facing, CDN has fundamentally changed how the sector thinks about and supports young adults with diabetes. CDN provides information and resources for young adults living with type one diabetes as they transition to campus. CDN’s largest program is the Chapter Network, which allows for young adults to connect in-person with other students who understand the difficulties living with type one.
CDN’s model leverages the power of peer support, and the transformational experience of community. CDN’s chapter network includes over 2,000 student members, 110 affiliated Chapters, and more than 35 additional Chapters in the start-up process. These students are supported thanks to companies like Insulet and other Corporate Members.
Insulet’s Corporate Membership allows CDN to be able to provide its program and resources to those who need them most at no cost. College is expensive enough, without adding in the expense of managing type one diabetes each day. Our generous Corporate Members, like Insulet, allow us to continue to expand our programs without adding fees for resources or participation.
“We are excited to welcome Insulet as a CDN Corporate Member,” said Christina Roth, CDN’s CEO and Founder. “We love being able to provide information and access to innovative diabetes technology, such as Insulet’s Omnipod® Insulin Management System, through relationships like these.“
“We are thrilled to join CDN as a Corporate Member,” said Shacey Petrovic, President and Chief Operating Officer of Insulet Corporation. “We value CDN’s initiatives and resources and we are pleased to support an organization that aims to make the lives of people with diabetes easier.”
About CDN’s Corporate Member Program
CDN created a Corporate Membership program in an effort to build a sustainable business model to support its programs, and as a way to engage industry partners in building an “ecosystem” of support for young adults. Corporate Membership provides industry partners a way to better connect with and understand young adults with diabetes. In addition, engaging with industry partners allows CDN to bring the voice of young adults with diabetes directly to the decision makers within these companies. CDN’s Corporate Membership structure was built carefully, and transparency is a key consideration for CDN and its partners.
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes easier. Through its Omnipod® Insulin Management System, Insulet seeks to expand the use of insulin pump therapy among people with insulin-dependent diabetes. The Omnipod® System is a revolutionary and easy-to-use tubeless insulin pump that provides up to three days of non-stop insulin delivery, without the need to see or handle a needle. Insulet’s Delivery Systems business also partners with global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to adapt the Omnipod® System technology platform for the delivery of subcutaneous drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. Founded in 2000, Insulet Corporation is based in Billerica, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit: http://www.myomnipod.com.
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.
Contributor: Christina Roth, CEO & Founder College Diabetes Network