Going to university is a major change. You may be away from home for the first time with a totally different routine. Socialising is a big part of student life and you're usually cooking for yourself too, so eating and drinking habits may be very different to what you're used to at home.

It's important to register with a GP as soon as possible, as this will give you access to local medical care. The Student Medical Centre on Talbot Campus is ideal as you can use this during term time and there is also an out of hours/term service nearby at Talbot Medical Centre. Find out more about the support at BU below, plus the Young people's diabetes service (YPDS) at Bournemouth Hospital and the Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.

It's a good idea to keep something on you to let people know that you have diabetes such as a card or wristband. If you fall ill, the emergency services will be able to help you much more quickly. 

Remember, if you need emergency care, call 999 or go to your closest Emergency Department. 

//neccare.necsws.com/your-local-provider/dorset/ Diabetes is the leading cause of preventable sight loss in adults, so don't lose sight of your screening appointment FREE annual diabetic eve screening for people with diabetes aged 12 years and older. Call 01305 898600 or email enquiries.despdorset@nhs.net

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