Even with highs and lows Type 1 Diabetics can live a fairly normal life. I have been diabetic for 6 years now, and although Type 1 diabetes can be explained quite easily those that live with it have quite complex lives. I remember being a student and sitting worrying about having low blood sugar during an exam. Thankfully there are people out there that want to help, there are a number of charities out there working hard to find a cure, but our friends at JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) have created a collection of tips and tricks for diabetics. A Diabetic guide to university. These are our top few.
You can apply to your exam board for extra time if you need to test and eat during the exam. Remember you need time after a hypo to fully recover.
Apply for help from student services, they can help you with things like gaining access to mini-fridge facilities and how to apply for disabled student allowances.
Tips on how to help with the mental health side of diabetes, how to get into a good routine and who to turn to when you are struggling.
For any more tips, or if you would like to learn more about JDRF and the work they do go to http://uni.jdrf.org.uk/