Getting Ready for College
You’ve chosen the college for you and have been accepted—congratulations!
We have a few tips from our students to help make your transition to college as easy as possible.
Want more? Download your copies of our Off to College Booklets!
Off to College Spring Webinar Series
In 2022, CDN hosted a series of four virtual events designed for parents and high school juniors and/or seniors with a focus on a variety of different topics such as accommodations, athletics and more!
These one-hour sessions dive deep into focus areas and feature expert speakers as well as current and former CDN students to share their experiences, tips, and tricks to help make the transition to college a safe and successful one.
Three Months Until Move In Day
Create a plan for your supplies.
Who will be ordering and paying for them?
Where will you store them in your room?
Reach out to your roommate over the summer.
Get to know each other now so it will be easier to discuss
T1D when you meet in person.
Create a communications plan with your family and diabetes team
so you will all be on the same page.
Two Months Until Move In Day
Get your diabetes swag on!
Make sure you have a medical ID
- one that you want to wear.
Make sure you've got college in the bag(s).
Get some bags that can hold all of your belongings and your supplies,
especially when you’re traveling across campus.
Become a CDN Member!
When you sign up as a free CDN member,
you get access to discounts on diabetes accessories.
One Month Until Move In Day
Contact your Disability Services. Ask them what the process is to register for disability services and what you’ll need to do.
Prepare a sick day kit so you will be
ready for your first college cold before it hits!
Create a list of T1D contacts - that way,
you will know who to call when you need new supplies,
have an emergency or if something breaks.
Move In Day!
Have low snacks ready -
you will go low running from car to your new room.
Check your fridge! Make sure its plugged in
and that its not going to freeze your insulin.
Find the Pharmacy. Even if you mail order your supplies,
its good to know where the closest one is for emergencies.
Want more information and advice on all things college & T1D? Request your copies of our free Off to College Booklets for students to see you through moving day to graduation day!