« on: June 08, 2007, 10:08:20 AM »
Sorry to hear about your diagnosis. I don't have diabetes but it runs in my family. I also know a mba student with diabetes. Diabetes is a manageable disease. Eat well, exercise, monitor your levels, etc. and for the most part you'll be fine. It's when you don't take care of yourself (like being overweight, unhealthy sugar levels) where you can cause other health problems.
As far as stress is concerned, I'd imagine structuring your day to include an appropriate time for studying, exercise, eating well, and rest. If you have a schedule planned, it'll be easier to stick to it. I'm going to get a locker and leave things like nutrigrain bars, juice boxes, and non-perishables. Check the size of the locker and get a cooler. Buy a few reuseable ice packs and take one everyday to school. I'd say it'll keep you lunch cool but if you're on campus for dinner have soup or snacks to hold you over til you get home. I'm bringing soup and stuff too to microwave and a bunch of bananas to have a banana a day. This will help eat better as well as save money on fast food. Hope this helps.