One thing to expect for the transition OUT of college is a change in your physical environment. IN college I physically lived on campus, with roommates and I felt I was always surrounded by classmates, colleagues, and friends. So when I lived alone, not only was I processing new feelings of loneliness as a product of my new living situation, but my built-in safety net of oversight was gone. All that means is that you have to take extra precautions to prevent emergencies, even more than you did in college. One app that I have found particularly helpful is Sugarmate. One of the features is that during a set time period, you will receive a phone call if you reach a certain level. For me (a heavy sleeper who doesn’t wake up to my Dexcom alarms) that is 65mg/dL between 1 am and 6 am. It has been super helpful in catching those pesky and dangerous overnight lows.
Unlike in college, those around you may not see you managing your diabetes in the ways they did in the college environment. This means, utilizing courage, if needed, to vocalize when I may need help. For example, if I catch a low or I am sick with a high that may need advanced treatment, I may send a premature text to a trusted friend saying, “Hey, I am treating an extremely low blood sugar right now", send them my location for an hour and then say "if I don't text you back in 15 minutes call me. If I don't answer three times call an ambulance to my location." Yes it seems intense and usually I am fine and text back the minute I start feeling better, but I would be remiss if I didn't prepare for the "what ifs".