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The countdown is on!
All about what you can do to prepare for move in day.

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Create a family communications agreement
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You want to know that your son or daughter is checking their blood sugar, eating right, taking insulin, etc. We get it - but young adults who are exploring their independence for the first time might not. Have a discussion before they leave about what you feel like you’ll need communication-wise when they’re gone, and what they feel comfortable with. Compromise is key. Use this template as a guide.

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Create a sick day kit

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Sick happens – especially in college dorms. Prepare a sick day kit and give it to your T1D before they leave so that you can rest easy when your child catches a cold or the stomach bug, knowing that they have everything you would be providing them if they were home. 

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Make a contact list
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Ask your child if it would be helpful to them if you gathered all of the necessary emergency contact information to put in their Important Diabetes Contact list.

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Letting go

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Your child most likely wants to be the keeper of their diabetes at this point, and that can be hard for some parents who have been so involved. Talk to your child and find out what you can do to help them at this stage in their lives. Something as small as picking up their prescriptions at the pharmacy and dropping them off can be extremely helpful to your child, and make you feel involved and helpful in their new life. Talk about what is going to help them, and you, with this transition. 

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Our free Off to College booklets have even more information on what to pack, how to prepare, and when to get started.

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Michele Hughes
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"My daughter is getting ready to go to college on the fall. Every time we visited a college I looked to see if there was a chapter on the campus. If there was I would reach out and try to set up a time for my daughter to meet with someone. You are a great resource."

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Michele Hughes
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CDN parent
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"Thank you, CDN, for your gracious support of young people with T1D as they leave the full-time support of home. There's nothing better than seeing your grown child become fully independent while navigating the world of diabetes!"

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Laurie Hall
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CDN parent