College Students Banding Together to Manage Their Diabetes
Transition is difficult for anyone, but especially so for people with diabetes. For example: you move from the northeast United States to the southeast United States — it’s more humid, you perspire, you need to monitor your levels closely. Or, another example: you get a new job that requires more physical activity and, well, it’s the same story — you need to monitor you and your diabetes closely.
Now, think about this: a child was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of four. That same child lived with their parents throughout their childhood, always having their watchful eyes reminding him/her when, where, how, and why they need to check their levels, or eat, or go to the doctor.
What happens when that child goes to college and lives on their own? What happens when that blanket of comfort is tugged off? Until now, their options were limited. Until now, college students managing their diabetes did so in solitude.