College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)


College Students with Diabetes (and people who work in stressful careers)

This group is for anyone who is in college and a diabetic. The topics discussed include how to handle exam stress and blood sugars, college humor, and all things related!

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Whether you are just starting college, almost done with undergrad, or seeking your PhD, this is the place for you. College is a unique atmosphere and adding diabetes to it can make it even more unique! I created this group because the college years can be stressful and generally, there isnt another diabetic within 100 yards from you, and sometimes you just need someone to talk to or seek advice from. All are more than welcome here, even if you are not in college!

I am opening this up to people who work in stressful careers, including parents, since the effects of the stress from college and careers can affect us the same.

Know Your Rights: for College Students with Diabetes a webinar by College Diabetes Network and American Diabetes Association

Take a look at the College Diabetes Network - Students group on TuDiabetes, as well!

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Comment by Mohanned on August 18, 2011 at 7:46pm
Jackie - my advice to you have a system and a schedule that works right.
Comment by Jax on August 7, 2011 at 6:14pm
starting medical school tomorrow! First time in college with diabetes! wish me luck!
Comment by T1-Tyler on February 23, 2011 at 12:04pm
winter I am in college and was diagnosed in December during finals week of first semester my sophomore year so it was a challenging start to the d. Just be cautious to not overdo things socially and listen to your body, thats what i have done thus far and thins have been good (fingers crossed). I also talked to disability services at the school who helped me talk to all my professors and inform them i may need special accommodations such as food and having my meter during class and during test or even missing test because i had to treat lows. I was actually able to reschedule one of my finals till after winter break because i was dealing with the diagnosis, getting on insulin, finals and screening for the defend 2 trail all in the same week so it was quite hectic and the school did their part and made it much easier on me. Anyways I really recommend talking to the disability services office at your school they really helped me out. And the food situation is really tough especially if you are eating on campus because its often cafeteria style but their is a salad bar i got to know quite well over freshman year. Also if your in the dorms get a mini fridge. You prob will have one for your insulin but if you weren't already gonna get one, do. Their great in the dorms and when you move out with roommates you can keep a stash of good food in their just for you and you dont have to worry about anyone else eating it. Good luck with college its a blast, dont let the taking care of yourself prevent you from going where you want to. I know the routine change is hard but i would much rather be here at school taking care of myself then at home. Once you get a taste of the independence its really hard to go back to living at home. hope all works out well for you
Comment by Tee on February 23, 2011 at 8:30am
@ winter - hey so i just wanted to add my 2 cents. im a sophomore in college and im also a type 1. and i just wanted to say i was TOTALLY freaked out for college, even though i had been diagnosed years before (at age 12). but here's the thing - once you're in the situation, its not that scary. i mean, you have to adjust to a totally new schedule, and you're probably gonna eat different foods and stuff, and make sure you bring enough supplies and insulin from home, but its really not that bad. i hope you have an insulin pump, because it makes college life so much easier. just make sure you eat healthy (which is super tough in college, im warning you!! fast food is so much more convinient if you're living on campus, and if your school doesnt have a meal plan) but dont you dare let diabetes get in the way of your life!!! you'll have an awesome time at college - good luck with everything!!
Comment by T1Student on February 23, 2011 at 8:19am
Winter, We have all been there trust me! I was scared to leave the comforts of my comfort zone where friends and family were there to help but at the same time I wanted to gain my independence. I know you can do this just like all the ones before you. Just be sure the school is informed of your diabetes and if you have a roommate get them involved you will feel so much better when you start to meet new people and they help you out. I was so scared of going low or high and not being able to treat it because I didn't want to leave a class to do so but I worked with my professors and we worked out plans and things have worked out for the better. You can do this just remember it is your time to shine! if you need to talk or any advice just hit my up when my head is not in the books and I am on lol.
Comment by Jay on February 16, 2011 at 10:32pm
Winter, the TuDiabetes (TD) community is here to provide support to one another. We can listen.
Comment by Winter on February 16, 2011 at 12:29pm
Hello everyone! I haven't officially started college yet, but I'm on my way there and getting more nervous about it by the minute. It'll just be a very dramatic routine change. So dramatic that I've been considering just staying home for a bit and going to a community college this coming semester until I get my diabetes under control. It's disappointing but going through two major life changes at once might kill me. >.>
Comment by Jay on February 11, 2011 at 6:02pm
Just saw this. It is more K-12 but may be able to plagiarize some ideas:
Comment by Jax on February 11, 2011 at 6:52am
Had an awkward evening at an undergraduate alumni dinner last night. my teachers and other students saw my pump and where like WTF?
Comment by Emily on December 27, 2010 at 2:35pm
Welcome!  I'm in MD, but am looking at PA schools all across the east coast!

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