Diabetes Hope Foundation
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!
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.
How We’re Making Transition Easier
Our Programs & Resources
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! >
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 >
'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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