One of the rarities of being a young adult is to navigate interactions around alcohol. I can be daunting separating reality and myth.  Add Type 1 Diabetes into the mix and it gets even more complicated. However, we’re here to help you open up a dialogue with your parents or health care team!

Start by reviewing the facts. The more you know going into the conversation, the more fruitful it will be. Before you talk, take our Alcohol IQ quiz to find out what they already know. From there you can help fill in their knowledge gaps and clear up misconceptions.

If you need help clarifying your expectations and creating an open and honest dialogue, print out our Drinking With Diabetes Agreement. It will help you address the difficult topic of what happens if your child ends up in a dangerous situation.

DWD_Contract_PrintFinally, visit our blog from time to time! The best conversations about alcohol are ones that are ongoing. From the first-hand accounts of Type 1 adults to the advice of endocrinologists, our blog is packed full of content that will help keep you talking.

Lean about media amnesty laws and school policies, if mistakes happen, there are ways to stay safe.


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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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