type of diabetes:
how do you manage it?:
School you attend:
career goals:
expected date of graduation:
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college:

ok, my turn.
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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Name: Daena
age: 20 (as of next week)
type of diabetes: still unclear.
how do you manage it?: shots, diet, exercise
School you attend: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Major: Communication Studies (planned emphasis on journalism or public relations)
career goals: either to enter journalism or PR. quite torn here...
expected date of graduation: July 2010
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: exercising to relieve stress, and making sure i don't get too stressed out in the first place!
Welcome Daena! You are right, its all about preventative medicine and making sure you dont get too stressed is the most important part!
Name: Doris
Age: Do I have to admit to it! HA! 44.
Type of Diabetes: Type 1
How do I manage it: Pump, diet and exercise
School where I attended: University of TN at Martin
Major: Phylogy
Minor: Social Worker
Career Goals: To become a phyertrist (ok can't spell it but hope you got the general idea)
Date of Graduation: Was suppost to have been in 84 but didn't make it that far.
One tip that helped me a lot was exercise. Walking all the way across campus and taking the stairs. Oh another was getting in a hot sauna to relive the stress of the day.
Welcome Doris!

Your tips are priceless. I actually pay for a gym membership instead of using the one at school included in my tuition because A) the school gym isnt open 24/7 like mine is, and B) the SAUNA!

PS- I opened this group up to those with stressful careers too, so non-students with good tips can come in here and chat!
Name: Chuck Lin
age: 35!
type of diabetes: 1
how do you manage it?: shots
School you attend: William Paterson University
Major: MBA
career goals: retirement
expected date of graduation: 2009 if I'm lucky
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: I was diagnosed 1 week before my accounting final exam. I wish I have some good tips.

Geez, I feel too old to be in this group! Although I am a student, I work full time and basically am a huge slacker when it comes to school. I rarely hand homework in on time.
Hi chuck! welcome to the group!

Hopefully you can pick up some tips here that can help you out a bit. Dont worry about how old you are, at this rate, i plan on being in college forever and becoming a professor!
hahaha retirement. i suppose i might look forward to that in say 10 years?
I work at a college (Manny does too), we may be helpful as far as advice dealing with professors or other situations that come up in the college environment. Plus - it hasn't been all that long since I have been out of school - finished my master's in 2005.
Welcome Sara! Thanks for joinging. Im sure working at a college can have its stressful moments too right? ; )
Name: Kristofer (just Kris is fine)
age: 19
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Shots, diet, exercise.
School you attend: Florida International University
Major: Not sure. English is a maybe. Interesting and lots of possibilities.
Minor: No idea.
career goals:No clear plans here. There's lots of things I can do, so as long as I'm happy and I can pay the bills I'm good. That's one reason why I'm leaning towards English. I can do a lot with that degree.
expected date of graduation: Assuming all goes smoothly, sometime in 2010.
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: Eat well. The easiest thing s to grab a slice of pizza and go. That's all well and good from time to time, but the extra 5 minutes you spend in line at Subway will do you better, both in the long and short run.
Welcome Kris!

this is what i do if im really craving pizza....grab a pita, put sause and cheese and salami on it, and pop it in the microwave...a lot healthier and you can control what goes on it.

might help out pizza cravings
Name: Dan
age: 25
type of diabetes: Type 1
how do you manage it?: Pump
School you attend: Texas A&M University
Major: Industrial Distribution
Minor: Does work count as credit hours towards a minor?
career goals: Anything but computers. I will probably go into product logistics or upper management. The degree is kinda a cross between buisness and engineering, so anything is possible.
expected date of graduation: Someday, but I think I have about 1.5 years left for undergrad, and I have to get a masters since my wife is getting a phd.
one tip that has helped you deal with diabetes in college: I honestly don't find it any different, as I was only diagnosed 2.5 years ago. Main thing is just stay on top of it I guess. Don't get lazy at all. That means checking your b/s at a party in front of that cute *insert what you are interested in here* if you have to. If they run off, it was for the best anyway.




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