Alcohol is a fact of life on most college campuses. Whether you’ve encountered it already or just thinking ahead, it’s important to understand exactly how Type 1 Diabetes complicates alcohol consumption so you can make informed decisions.

DWD_Parents_FactsWe recommend starting with our Alcohol IQ¬†quiz. It’ll test your understanding of the fundamentals of alcohol consumption and is a good way to figure out what you still need to learn. If you need to brush up on the basics, start by reviewing the facts. We have a host of fact sheets on everything from underage drinking to the unique risks associated with drinking with diabetes.

After reviewing the facts, be sure to visit our blog. It’s a great resource chockfull of real life stories, practical advice and more! Whether you want to get the nutritional information of your favorite beer or get an real-life endocrinologist’s opinion on something, we’ve got you covered.


About is a resource for young adult Type 1 diabetics and their support networks to help navigate interactions around alcohol. Alcohol is often an integral part of social life on college campuses and while all students face risks, there are a number of unique and serious ones specific to insulin-using diabetics. Learning how to navigate those risks and make informed decisions for themselves about the role alcohol plays in their lives.

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