Are you planning to live abroad for a while during college? Check out these two articles from Speaking of Diabetes for everything you need to know about staying healthy while experiencing other cultures.
Managing Diabetes While Studying Abroad
Studying abroad comes with a variety of thrilling new challenges: navigating a foreign city, getting by in the nation’s native tongue, experiencing different cultural cuisines and lifestyles—the list goes on! While managing diabetes on top of all these adaptations may seem like a daunting task, it can be done. Joslin Diabetes Center Nurse Practitioner Katherine Wentzell, MSN, PNP, asserts that all it takes is thorough planning ahead.
Six Things I Learned While Studying Abroad with Diabetes
From the beginning of my freshman year, I knew that I wanted to study abroad. Fast-forward two years later and my dreams had become a reality as I made arrangements to spend the fall of 2015 studying in London. I immediately felt excitement, followed quickly by fear. Studying abroad in itself is daunting, but studying abroad with diabetes is even more terrifying.