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Name: Sarah
age: 21
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Pump, exercise, and diet
School you attend: Wayne State University, detroit, mi
Major: Anthropology
Minor: criminal justice
career goals: Forensic/physical anthropologist
expected date of graduation: may 2008
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: exercise is a great stress reliever!

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Gina Giles
Age: 26
Type 1 Diabetes (since I was 5)
Pump, Diet, and excercise
I attended John Carroll University in Cleveland for my bachelors degree- graduated 2004. I'm currently attending Keller Graduate School of Management for my MBA and will graduate in 2009 or 2010. I also work full time in a high-pressure sales/marketing position.
Major: Business Administration - concentration in Marketing and Small Business Management
Career Goals: Open and run my own business. I'm tired of working for others. And I have a couple of ideas I'd like to test out! :)
Expected Date of Graduation: end of 2009 or 2010
Tip that has helped me: Take time for yourself. Whatever it is that you enjoy doing the most- set time aside to do it as often as possible. Go shopping, take a bath, get a massage, work out, spend time with friends, go on a roadtrip or vacation. You have to treat yourself.
Name: Rebekah
Age: 24 (nearly 25)
Type: Type 1
How I manage it: Insulin Injection - Lantis and Novo Rapid
School I Attend: Chichester University, England
Degree: BA Hons Media Production, Creative Writing and English (Joint - equal credits)
Career Goals: Filmmaker and childrens writer with back up plan of teaching.
Expected Graduation Date: May 2010
Tip: Test sugars regurally, especially if feeling stessed.
Name: Lindsay
age: 19.5
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Shots, Exercise (when I can find time!)
School you attend: Seattle University
Major: Biology
Minor: Nothing but I would love to minor in Spanish or music
career goals: I'm going to be one kickass doctor
expected date of graduation: 2010 for my BA, In a billion years (for Med School) :P
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: As much as you hate it, make sure you have sugar with you at all times. I've found myself out exploring Seattle with blood sugar lows in places where I can't get to food immediately.
Name: Jess
age: 22
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: pens (maybe the pump)
School you attend: Hamline University- Saint Paul, MN
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Biology, Sociology, Forensic Science
career goals: (at the moment- anything that pays)
expected date of graduation: 17 May 2008
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: I don't honestly know since I was JUST diagnosed
Name: Cherise
age: 24
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: shots, diet, and exercise
School you attend: University of Phoenix - both on campus and FlexNet
Major: psychology
Minor: none-will have one when I start my Master's program at the University of Utah.
career goals: to help others that have both diabetes and mental health issues like I do through therapy/counseling. Sometimes its hard to find the right medications because of people's diabetes and drug warnings
expected date of graduation:2011 for bachelor's
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: destress if you feel like you are getting stressed. I know that when I get stressed out my blood sugars go crazy.
Name: Kelsey
age: 18
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Insulin pump
School you attend: San Francisco State University (Go Gators! Chomp chomp.)
Major: Psychology
Minor: Human Sexuality
career goals: Family Psychologist or something of the like.
expected date of graduation: 2011
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: Uhm... I would say get involved. Being in clubs and stuff is a really great way to build support academically, and you make some really great friends that will support you in your health too!
Name: Katie
age: 20
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Pump
School you attend: Urbana University
Major: Early Childhood Education
Minor: n/a
career goals: Teach around my hometown
expected date of graduation: May 2010
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: Make friends with the cafeteria staff! I introduced myself to them on the first day and explained that i was Type 1 Diabetic and need to know the exact carbs and portion size for my meals. Now they know what foods I like and will measure and count the carbs for me! It makes it so much easier than just guessing the ammount of carbs.
Name: Melissa
age: 28
type of diabetes: Type I
how do you manage it?: first two years, MDI. the last two years of college: pump.
School you attend(ed): Southern Methodist University, Dallas
Major: Vocal Performance (Music) and English Lit/Creative Writing
Minor: none
career goals: I became a professional voice lessons instructor, a singer, and I dabble in writing.
expected date of graduation: graduated May of 2002
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: What helped me most was knowing who was supportive. I founded a support group for students, faculty, and staff with diabetes and got to meet people who used different treatment therapies than me - that's what got me onto pump therapy! All I did was write an editorial in the paper about trying to begin a support group. It kind of took off from there. The other most helpful thing was recognizing that there were days I could not be Superwoman. If I'm sitting in my car, still treating a low, and class began 15 minutes ago and I'm stressing about being there, my priorities are off. I had to learn to take care of myself first and cut myself a little slack.
Can't remember if I've done this survey before or not. Thought I'd do it again.
Name: Cherise (aka Khaos Faerie)
age: 24
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: insulin shots, diet and exercise
School you attend: EagleGate College
Major: Graphic Design
Minor: na
career goals: use my web development degree and my graphic design degree together to start my own business.
expected date of graduation: just starting august 11th
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: do not drink! landed me in the hospital more than one time with DKA because I was a binge drinker. Another one is check your blood sugar like you are supposed to. Then you wont get the unexpected highs or lows.
Name: Lara
age: 21 in less than a month!!
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: omnipod/diet/exercie
School you attend: VBC
Major: elementary ed
Minor: ---
career goals: be a preschool/lower ed teacher
expected date of graduation: 2009
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: stay in control...even when busy
Name: Christine
age: 29
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Pump
School you attend: PSTCC
Major: Photography
Minor: Foreign Language
career goals: To work for National Geographic
expected date of graduation: 2011
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: Exercise = stress reliever
Name: Megan
age: 29
type of diabetes: Not sure yet, but doc is leaning towards type 1
how do you manage it?: Mostly diet
School you attend: Rhodes University (South Africa)
Major: Masters by thesis in psychology (studying online eating disorder support groups)
Minor:
career goals: Do a Clinical or Counselling masters, and then become a psychologist (private practice) and do volunteer work with NGO's
expected date of graduation: 2010 for this Masters, not sure for the next...
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: I found a low GI muffin recipe. I make a huge batch of these and freeze them, so I can just grab them out the freezer and stick them in the microwave if I've overslept or am running late.

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