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Young adults

Taking more control of your diabetes can be difficult. It doesn't matter if this is because you're starting your first job, moving out, or you're just starting to take more responsibility at home. 

Diabetes doesn't have to affect your social life, relationships or your education. We can help you get to grips being more independent. 

University and diabetes

Starting university

University is all about having new experiences, making new friends and learning. We've got some info to make sure you get off to the best possible start.
Sex, dating and relationships

Sex, dating and relationships

We all go through some awkward moments when it comes to sex and relationships . We spoke to couples and sex, relationships and Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes and drinking alcohol

Being able to drink is part of growing up. Find out more about managing Type 1 when you're drinking.
Moving into adult care

Moving into adult care

Moving into adult care is difficult, and sometimes frustrating. Here you can find all our advice on how to get the best out of the services your area provides

Kaja's story

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

Max's story

A big night out drinking didn't go to plan for Max when he had a hypo on the way home. And his mates had no idea he had Type 1 diabetes.

Need support?

Diabetes UK Helpline

Got a question about Type 1? You can talk to us about any anything from getting settled in at uni, moving diabetes team, accessing support, or managing your Type 1 diabetes on nights out.

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






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