Marijuana and Type 1 Diabetes

Legal or not, depending on where you live and what your ailment or aim is, it doesn't mean "everybody must get stoned." It does mean though, if you're going to "puff the magic dragon," you should know a few things first. Like dude...what about marijuana and Type 1 diabetes?

T1D College Accommodations

Setting out to begin your life as a new college student can be stressful and overwhelming enough as it is, but as a person with Type 1, there are even more factors to keep in mind before taking the next big step in your life! Here are a few things that will help you to have the best possible college experience.

Talking to Your Roommate about Type 1

Whether you are a new college student, a student who will soon be getting a new roomie, or an adult with one or multiple roommates, it is a good idea to have the “T1D talk” with anyone you will be living with!

Home from College/University

It's helpful to keep in mind that a transition to college/university may change mindsets for both student and parent, so effective communication is important to ensure that your holidays will run smoothly and successfully.

Advocacy 101

Inspiration alert: we have a story that will get you motivated to become the best diabetes advocate you can be! Check out Cameron Keighron's tips for more.

National College Scholarships for People with Type 1 Diabetes

Paying for college can be expensive. Luckily, there are a variety of scholarships open to those with Type 1 diabetes. Here's a list of US scholarships and eligibility requirements.

Creatively Coping with T1D

Through art, Geneva Boliek-Poling has stayed connected to her pre-diagnosis life and also learned that T1D can be something other than a destructive and domineering force.

Losing Will Hauver

His very good A1Cs, his maturity and independence with diabetes management, his success in college, all of this lulled us into complacency. Hindsight while grieving is a painful and horrible exercise.

My Type 1 Diabetes and Greek Life

I decided it would be best to live at home for my first year and commute until my blood sugar was better controlled. I knew I had to find my home on campus. The first day of recruitment approached fast, and everyone was nervous. Everyone carried a small purse, but I had to have all of my necessities. I tried to keep my bag in the shade since the medications were not supposed to get hot. Going through recruitment is one of the most stressful, but amazing experiences.

This Halloween, don’t just have diabetes. Be diabetes.

Every year, at the very last second, I scour the Internet for a Halloween costume that will blow my friends and coworkers away. No, I’m not going to be Harambe. No, I’m not going to be Ken Bone. No, I’m not going to be a Pineapple ... again.

The T1D Loner

If you are going to be living alone like me, or find yourself in circumstances where you are by yourself for long periods of time, it is good to take precautions. You can never be too careful or too prepared when you’re dealing with a medical issue 24/7. Here are some things that I find helpful when taking on the world on my own as a T1D!

Why Should I Apply for Disability in College?

College is difficult enough, but Type 1 shouldn’t impact your success as a student. Take advantage of the disability resources your school has to offer! Learn about accommodations, your rights, and tips and tricks along the way.

Drinking and Diabetes: Lessons Learned in College

It’s a taboo concept in the diabetes world, but certainly not on college campuses. Before I left for college, my parents and I did talk about drinking and social pressures, but we didn’t have an in-depth discussion about diabetes and drinking.

Tips for Transitioning to College

Incorporating the complexities that come with diabetes into college student life can be stressful. The one thing that you should try and keep in mind though is that there are so many people that go through it, so you are never alone.

“Endo Anxiety” and the Visit that Changed my Mind

I mentally rehearse my Endocrinologist Visit Success Plan: The only way to avoid defeat is to beat the endocrinologist at her own game. I have to openly admit how horrible I am and then I will be immune to any criticism and insults to my ego.