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Getting Ready for College

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You’ve chosen the college for you and have been accepted—congratulations!
We have a few tips from our students to help make your transition to college as easy as possible.

Want more? Download your copies of our Off to College Booklets!

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Three Months Until Move In Day

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Create a plan for your supplies.

Who will be ordering and paying for them?

Where will you store them in your room?

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Reach out to your roommate over the summer.

Get to know each other now so it will be easier to discuss

T1D when you meet in person.

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Create a communications plan with your family and diabetes team

so you will all be on the same page!

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Two Months Until Move In Day

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Get your diabetes swag on!

Make sure you have a medical ID

- one that you want to wear. 

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Make sure you've got college in the bag(s).

Get some bags that can hold all of your belongings and your supplies,

 especially when you’re traveling across campus.

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Become a CDN Member!

When you sign up as a free CDN member,

you get access to discounts on diabetes accessories. 

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One Month Until Move In Day

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Contact your Disability Services. Ask them what the process is to register for disability services and what you’ll need to do.

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Prepare a sick day kit so you will be 

ready for your first college cold before it hits!

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Create a list of T1D contacts - that way, 

you will know who to call when you need new supplies,

have an emergency or if something breaks.

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Move In Day!

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Have low snacks ready -

you will go low running from car to your new room.

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Check your fridge! Make sure its plugged in

and that its not going to freeze your insulin. 

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Find the Pharmacy. Even if you mail order your supplies,

its good to know where the closest one is for emergencies.

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Want more information and advice on all things college & T1D? Request your copies of our free Off to College Booklets for students to see you through moving day to graduation day!