Queen’s Diabetes Society is a support network for students with Type 1 Diabetes at Queen’s. We are a community through which people can connect. Making the transition from high school to university is hard enough, let alone having to manage diabetes while doing so. However, we believe there is no reason students with diabetes cannot live the life they have always envisioned despite having this condition. Whether they are just looking for a friend to talk to with whom they share this unique commonality, or they are struggling with their diabetes management, an understanding group can be both helpful and enriching.
Our club is open to students who are newly diagnosed, students who have many years of experience, as well as students who do not have diabetes and are eager to learn about the ins and outs of living with diabetes. We aim to have monthly club meetings and events, but will also offer informal meetings for club members. Through various events such as dinners downtown Kingston, board game nights, trips to the Boiler Room or going to watch a Kingston Frontenacs’ hockey game, our goal is to provide a safe and social environment for students with diabetes to link up with other peers who also have the condition.