What is it like being a club or society in a pandemic?
It has been very difficult being a society through lockdown. Our society’s model was based on being able to informally meet in cafes or on walks, either in 1:1 meet ups or in groups. Also, as Type 1 Diabetes is quite rare, we often found members literally by bumping into people on campus who were testing their blood glucose levels, so we have really lost a lot of the serendipity our society thrived on.
Has your group adapted well or are you worried about its future?
We have a Facebook group and an informal chat to keep us connected during lockdown, but I have had to take some time out for mental health reasons and have therefore not been able to organise any online socials.
I’m hoping to turn that around and find people who can help me kick-start our society again, as it was such an incredible experience to meet other students with the same health condition. Insulin Army means the world to me, and I am determined to keep it going so many more students in future can benefit from the group!