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JDRF has collaborated with Diabetes UK and NHS England to create the University Toolkit which gives you all the information you need about looking after your type 1 diabetes at uni.
Content last reviewed and updated: 17.01.2024

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The University Toolkit has been developed with input from students, graduates, parents, healthcare professionals and JDRF staff and volunteers. It has also been supported by the research work by Dr Swe Myint and her team at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, contributing to JDRF’s existing toolkit.

It involved a national survey of over 500 university students and 190 health care professionals (diabetes specialist teams and GPs). We have had input from students, graduates, parents, healthcare professionals, Diabetes UK and JDRF staff and volunteers who we are very grateful to.

Contributors, reviewers and advisory group

  • Dr Swe Myint
  • Joanne Kellett
  • Dr Louise Francis
  • Fiona Hayes
  • Annie Grant
  • Libby Dowling – Diabetes UK
  • Sally Caldwell – Diabetes UK
  • Kate Addison – Diabetes UK
  • Emma Cartwright
  • Jane Day
  • Sue and Zara Aiken
  • Francesca Annan BSc(Hons), MSc, RD Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  • Trevor and William Chanter
  • Poppy Johnson
  • Beth, Ian and Chloe Whitworth
  • David McTurk
  • Sarah McTurk-Taylor
  • Lauren Proctor
  • Mark Sweeney
  • Gillian Sweeney – JDRF volunteer
  • Dan Farrow – JDRF
  • Deepti Bahal – JDRF
  • Will Prior – JDRF
  • Abi Clarke – JDRF
  • Emily Barran – JDRF