Bringing Science Home launches organization for students with diabetes

Posted on December 01, 2010 by The Patterson Foundation

Bringing Science Home, a collaborative partnership between The Patterson Foundation and USF Health to help transform life with diabetes and other chronic illness, has launched Students With Diabetes.

This national organization provides a connection point and serves as a resource for college age students living with diabetes. Students With Diabetes is devoted to understanding the challenges facing college students and strategizing ways, with students, to meet those challenges. The ultimate goal is student success.

This organization envisions students at colleges and universities across the country connecting with each other and learning about how to address diabetes in the context of their changing lives.

The dream of this organization began with the diagnosis of a college student in 1993. That student, Nicole Johnson, was told at diagnosis to drop out of school, give up on her career dreams, and live a predictable life.

Today, Nicole is the executive director of Bringing Science Home, the organization that created Students With Diabetes.

To learn more about Students With Diabetes, please visit us online at or

To form a college chapter, contact Nicole Johnson:

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