Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diabetics Be Careful at Uni ; Letters, Comments and Emails

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Diabetics Be Careful at Uni ; Letters, Comments and Emails

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MANY young people in Manchester will be getting ready to start university this month.

This is a big change and can be daunting, especially if you're living with a lifelong medical condition like Type 1 diabetes.

As well as all the usual concerns about leaving home for the first time, making friends and starting your studies, young people with diabetes may have some extra concerns. It can seem overwhelming to stay in control of your blood glucose levels alongside a new university routine and lifestyle, tell new friends what might happen if you have a hypo, and think about the effects of drinking and stress on your condition.

But with the right preparation and support there is no reason why people living with diabetes can't live student life to the full. First things first, make sure you register at your local GP surgery or university health centre so that you will have access to healthcare professional advice when you need it. …

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