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DIABETES HOPE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

This program highlights the personal triumphs of young adults who face the many responsibilities associated with diabetes management significantly enriching their lives through community and extra-curricular activities and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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HOPE CONNECTS PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Recognizing the impact T1D has on students’ mental health and well-being, DHF created the Hope Connects Program to support students as they balance their T1D during their transition to post-secondary school.

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CAREGIVER PROGRAM

PEP TALKS: Parents Empowering Parents workshops give parents and caregivers of adolescents with T1D the opportunity to find a community of voices to collaborate with as they prepare for their child’s transition to post-secondary education and from pediatric to adult diabetes care.

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TRANSITION GUIDE

DHF’s Transition Guide features a searchable database for students with T1D to find their closest on and off campus diabetes supports, accommodations and more. Make more informed choices about where to go next year based on the resources available at college and university campuses across the country.

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STUDENT TRANSITION PLANNER

Are you a Canadian student with Type 1 Diabetes transitioning to university or college? Access information and tools to help you access accommodations, self-advocate, tell others about your T1D, and get tips on navigating campus life!

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TRANSITION WEBINARS

The specialized resources compiled from our webinar series focus on mental health, transition, exercise, nutrition and more. With such a broad range of resources available, they are an invaluable tool for anyone seeking to improve their overall health and wellness through transition and beyond.

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RESOURCE HUB

Diabetes Hope Foundation has compiled a variety of important and helpful tools and resources for youth, their families and caregivers, and diabetes educators to support a healthy and successful transition to post-secondary. Our Hub contains many links and downloadable resources – all free to use!

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Get Ready to Transition!

Preparing for college and university is an exciting time, but it can often feel overwhelming, especially when you add diabetes to the mix. At Diabetes Hope Foundation, we know that you have questions about what to expect and how to manage your T1D during this new phase of your life. In response, we work with students who have already transitioned with T1D to develop programs and resources that provide you with the information and support you need to successfully transition to post-secondary school.

DHF offers a Scholarship Program, free downloadable resources, informative webinars, and peer support programs for you (and your families) to connect you to the resources you need to succeed in achieving your academic and health goals. Learn more about how DHF can help you work towards a healthier tomorrow!

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Transitioning with T1D

Understanding the Challenge

When youth living with type 1 diabetes turn 17, they begin to prepare for a double transition in their lives: graduating from high school to start either post-secondary school or work and aging out of the pediatric diabetes care system. Each of these transitions presents new opportunities and new challenges for youth with T1D, and research has shown that 35% of young patients do not connect with the adult health care system for their diabetes management follow-up. This can leave them on their own to deal with the day-to-day challenges of T1D and at an increased risk for both short-term and long-term complications. Peer support programming has been proven to increase diabetes management among young adults and improve their mental and social well-being, which is why DHF focuses on delivering peer-led programming to support youth through their transition and beyond.

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Diabetes Hope Scholarship Program

DHF recently launched a new, improved scholarship application process for 2024 to support students with T1D! The online application portal opens on January 3rd, 2024. Get a head start by reviewing the updated guidelines and 2024 application information today! Get ready to apply! >

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Hope Connects Peer Support Program

HOPE Connects Peer Support Program supports students as they balance type 1 diabetes during their transition to post-secondary school. With our new funding from AMDF, we expanded our program to connect with students in the way that works best for them. Learn more >

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Transition Guide

Our mobile-friendly Transition Guide that launched in 2023, provides transition information for Canadian students on the go! The searchable database helps students living with T1D to  find diabetes supports and resources both on and off campus. You can access the Transition Guide at www.dhftransitionguide.ca.
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'PEP Talks' Caregiver Program

As of Fall 2023, and with the support of OTF, caregivers can now participate in our four-part virtual workshop series focused on getting the tools, information and support they need to navigate the transition to post-secondary school and beyond! Learn more about this program and register for our next workshop. >

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