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  1. June S.
    June S. June 14, 2012 at 5:51 pm | | Reply

    The advice you’ve given is excellent, Allison! Times have changed drastically for Type I’s since my diagnosis in the early 1970′s, and when I went to college I didn’t even have a blood glucose meter (so I tested my urine with Clinitest tablets in a test tube in the girls’ room a few times a day!) Anyway, I had very occasional hypo. reactions in those days, requiring the assistance of others,and I had made sure my roommate and hallmates and professors (and the infirmary staff) all knew about my diabetes. I don’t think CDE’s existed, back then, and there was no endocrinologist anywhere near my college. I’m sure things have changed since then. I did buy a little fridge for my dorm room, and it served me well for all 4 years of college. I used it for insulin and snack food storage. Every Type I diabetic college kid should have one!

    1. Tim
      Tim June 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm | | Reply

      My brother has been a diabetic since I was in the first grade (1971). It was so refreshing to hear the word reaction. Who knew that I, 38 years later, might have use for such arcane diabetic knowledge. (I’m LADA since 2009).

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