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Type 1 and uni life

Your time at uni will be some of the best years. 

It's often a massive change. One where you make new friends, have new routines, living arrangments and a new independence.

There are a few things to think about before you get there, which will help you manage your diabetes in a new environment and get the most out of uni life.

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Sex and relationships

Watch our videos all about Type 1, sex and relationships – and those awkward moments we all go through!
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University eating

Read our tips for healthy eating on a budget and planning meals when you're out and about.
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Alcohol

Alcohol is often a big part of uni life. Find out more about managing Type 1 when you're drinking.
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Emma's story

Emma gives her tips on handling new friendships, new house shares and new routines.
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Tom's story

Tom on how support from his uni helped him with the ups and downs of diabetes and student life.
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Kaja's story

Kaja had to adapt to uni life with diabetes, after being diagnosed in her first term.

 


Need support?

 

Diabetes UK Helpline

 

Got a question about Type 1 and university? You can talk to us about any aspect of uni life – including getting settled in, moving diabetes team, accessing student support, coping with study stress or managing your Type 1 diabetes on nights out.

And we know that starting university means big changes for parents too. If you want to talk to us, we’re here.

 

 

 

 

 

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