T1D College Packing List


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There are so many things to think about when you’re headed off to college with type 1 diabetes. Talking to your roommate about diabetes, dating, and accommodations are just a few! As you prepare for college, there will be a long list of things you need to do – and then add all of the diabetes things on top of it. Ugh!

We’re here to help lighten the burden of packing for college with this diabetes-specific list.

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WRITTEN BY Erika Szumel, POSTED 07/22/22, UPDATED 09/01/22

Erika has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 2000 and has strived to be an advocate for the diabetes community ever since. Every November she shares her thoughts and photos on living with T1D on Facebook to help raise awareness for the disease. Erika earned her BA in Visual & Sound Media at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and began her career as a TV producer. Living at the Jersey shore, Erika is a lover of the little things, the ocean, and pork roll.