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University Toolkit

Don’t let your type 1 diabetes be an obstacle to university life. The information in this section will help you manage your condition effectively while studying. Produced in partnership with NHS England, Diabetes UK and NHS Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Planning and preparing for university

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A queer woman student with a tattoo on her arm, looking at her phone in front of a hedge.

UCAS and student support

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A young female student talks about her type 1 diabetes with her GP

Accessing GP and specialist care

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A young male student with type 1 diabetes, wearing a mustard-coloured polo shirt and round glasses, using an insulin pen to administer insulin into his arm.

Insulin storage and supplies

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New friends

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A group of four students at university, preparing for exams, sitting in front of a laptop talking and thinking together

Exams and stress

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A student with type 1 diabetes who is lighting and smoking a cigarette

Smoking and drugs

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Two female students in a relationship and hugging

Sex and relationships

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A young female student in her pyjamas in bed, sneezing and blowing her nose.

Managing sick days

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A male student sitting at a table using his laptop to study for university

New routines

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A woman sitting outside checking her insulin pump

Insulin pump users

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A woman with type 1 diabetes out for a walk. Stopped to tie her hair with her arms raised to her head showing her CGM on her arm.

Emotional wellbeing

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A female student abroad, wearing a denim jacket and carrying a black rucksack while smiling.

Studying abroad

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Safe driving

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