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Diabetes Scholarships: Everything You Need To Know

Diabetes Scholarships: Everything You Need To Know

In the world of scholarships, rising college freshman find out just how hard it is to secure extra money to pay for college. They may spend long hours writing essays in an attempt to get scholarship money, only to find that competition is stiff, and money for college education for lower middle and middle income families can be hard to come by. Still, with a bit of persistence, you can find money to help with your college education. What about those living with Diabetes? Are there more scholarship opportunities out there for them? Are there specific scholarships available for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes? Do you have to have good grades and test scores to qualify, or is having diabetes alone enough to qualify? Where do you start in order to qualify for some of the available scholarships? These are some of the questions we will answer to help you as a diabetic student, obtain scholarship monies. There are so many scholarships available out there, and so many different requirements for them. For one, you may need to be a tennis player who has diabetes. Another may require you to demonstrate that you are self-managing, and excelling in your high school courses to be considered. Others look at academics and financial need, and take into account the whole academic and financial picture of the student such as extracurricular activities, diabetes advocacy and leadership qualities. Some are for Type 1 diabetics, and some are allocated for Type 2 diabetics. Some scholarships for diabetics require essay writing and letters of recommendation. Recommendations may include a letter from your doctor if they are looking to see that you have shown initiative to get your diabetes in check. Having diabetes will help you get the opportunity to apply for more scholarships that are diabetes rel Continue reading >>

Jdrf Bag Of Hope

Jdrf Bag Of Hope

When your child receives a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be an overwhelming time. As you navigate this challenging period of adjustment to life with T1D, you can find helpful information and support through the JDRF Bag of Hope®. The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both the child who has been diagnosed with T1D and his or her caregivers. Along with educational materials, we’ve included a special friend — Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes® — to show your child he or she is not alone while learning to take shots and test blood sugar. Resources in your JDRF Bag of Hope include (but are not limited to): Rufus the Bear with Diabetes “Rufus Comes Home” book “Pink Panther: A First Book for Understanding Diabetes” JDRF materials with educational video links “CalorieKing” book ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Connect blood glucose meter Information about Novo Nordisk/JDRF educational book series Novo Nordisk adjustable measuring scoop Informational postcard about the support Lilly Diabetes offers families with a bookmark Lilly Diabetes literature on severe hypoglycemia management Discount coupon for a stylish medical ID bracelet by Hope Paige Designs for your child Babysitter Guide provided by Omnipod® Glucose tabs in an Omnipod® tin “My Trip to Quest Diagnostics” coloring and activity book The JDRF Bag of Hope Program is made possible by generous funding provided by Co-Presenting Sponsors: Roche and Quest Diagnostics, and Supporting Sponsors: Insulet, Lilly Diabetes, Novo Nordisk and Hope Paige Designs. Only available for children (16 and under) who reside in the United States. Live outside the US? Was this helpful? Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships To 42 Young Canadians With Diabetes Propelling Them Towards Post-secondary Education

Diabetes Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships To 42 Young Canadians With Diabetes Propelling Them Towards Post-secondary Education

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2016) - Canada's Diabetes Hope Foundation (DHF), a charity created by a compassionate mother dedicated to supporting young people with diabetes and their families, announces the 42 recipients of its 2016 Scholarship from all across Canada. DHF's flagship, the Scholarship program, has awarded 590 scholarships since its inception in 1999 and has evolved to include a mentorship element leveraging the strength and experiences of past scholarship recipients to help other young adults navigate the complexities and challenges of embarking on post secondary education while living with diabetes. "Having grown from awarding four scholarships to students in 1999, DHF is proud to announce 42 recipients for 2016. We're grateful to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers who help us to propel even more young people with diabetes towards post-secondary education and reaching their full potential," said Barbara Pasternak, founder of Diabetes Hope Foundation. "Congratulations to this year's awe-inspiring scholarship recipients and thank you to the fabulous alumni who 'pay it forward' by mentoring the next generation so they are ready to be tomorrow's leaders." "I had ambitious goals as a high school student and athlete and I wasn't going to let diabetes stand in my way," said Greg MacNeill, guest speaker at the Scholarship awards evening and bronze medal winner in the 110m hurdles at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships. "Though diabetes poses additional challenges, I am so grateful to have received a DHF Scholarship in 2010 which supported me during my transition to post-secondary education, and I am proud to be a mentor and inspire others to pursue their dreams regardless of the hurdles in their way." This unique scholarship awards progr Continue reading >>

Scholarships For Students With Diabetes

Scholarships For Students With Diabetes

Do you have diabetes? Are you planning to pursue a college degree? If you answered yes to both of these questions you might be surprised to find out that there may be some free scholarship money for you! Below are some diabetes scholarships that you may want to consider while looking into options to fund your higher education goals. Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards provides scholarships for tennis players who have diabetes. This scholarship was founded by Billie Jean King who hoped to promote healthy living, through tennis, for individuals living with diabetes. In order to apply, individuals must be between the ages of 14-21, play tennis, and have diabetes. Each year, about six grants worth $2,500 are awarded. In addition, two grants worth $5,000 are awarded. More information about this award can be found at the following website: Aimee Melissa Davis Memorial Scholarship Fund provides awards to students who are in their last year of high school. In order to be eligible, students must have Type I diabetes. The scholarship is worth $2,000 and is awarded only to students who plan to attend a four year college or university. In order to apply, students must write a brief essay, send two letters of recommendation, provide an official transcript, and obtain a letter from their doctor which indicates that they have diabetes. In addition, students must complete the application form, which can be found on this website: Applications must be received by April 24th. Thomas J. Seefred Trust Scholarship is open to students who are between 18 to 25 years old. In order to be eligible, students must have juvenile diabetes and be enrolled at a college or university where they are pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Students must be in good standing at their institution. Candidates are selected b Continue reading >>

Join The Diabetes Walk For Hope Team!

Join The Diabetes Walk For Hope Team!

The MaRS Transition team is taking to the park paths in the Diabetes Walk for Hope. We’re walking to help the Diabetes Hope Foundation encourage youth to pursue their academic dreams and other fulfilling activities. With your support, our team will help ensure future scientific and social innovators receive encouragement from the Diabetes Hope Foundation to handle the responsibility of living with diabetes and continue to reach for the stars. For Transition, diabetes is a subject that is close to our hearts. The company has been pursuing disease modifying therapies for diabetes since 2002. This commitment to diabetes is as strong as ever as Transition and its development partner, Eli Lilly are performing phase 2 clinical development with its lead diabetes product, TT-223. Diabetes Hope Foundation is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of children and adolescents living with diabetes. Diabetes Hope Foundation enables young children and adolescence to aspire to their full potential as future innovators through education, self-management and future independence. Their important work will continue with a commitment to building partnerships with families, volunteers, corporations and a network of hospitals and community services and focusing on the needs and aspirations of students in transition from pediatric health care to adult heath care and from high school to university. It’s an expensive disease and needy families are looking for our support. Help us make a difference! Details Sunday, September 21, 9:30am – 11:00am Etienne Brule Park, Toronto (Near Old Mill Station) Walk, run, bike or rollerblade with family, friends, pets and co-workers. They’re all invited! Join the team Team spirit provides inspiration and competition Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation Helps First Nations Youth

Diabetes Hope Foundation Helps First Nations Youth

Open this photo in gallery: The donor: Barbara Pasternak The gift: Creating the Diabetes Hope Foundation The reason: To provide support to people with diabetes When two of Barbara Pasternak's sons were boys, they developed Type 1 diabetes, where the pancreas doesn't produce any insulin. She and her husband, Joe, soon discovered the many challenges of living with diabetes, including the high cost of insulin. Her family managed to cover the expenses, but she wanted to do something to help others who were not as fortunate. That led to the creation of the Diabetes Hope Foundation in 1999. The charity has raised more than $9-million since then, the money going toward scholarships, mentorships, retreats, recreational activities and support programs for youth, including First Nations. More than 2,400 families across Canada have been helped so far. "We want to help more kids, more families," said Ms. Pasternak, who runs a family-owned manufacturing business with her husband in Toronto called Fluid Hose and Coupling Inc. "This has just been a tremendous passion of mine." Her sons Jesse and Bobby are doing fine. Jesse is a surgeon, and Bobby is in real estate. (Another son, Harley, is a fitness trainer and does not have diabetes.) Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation Invests In The Success Of Youth With Diabetes

Diabetes Hope Foundation Invests In The Success Of Youth With Diabetes

There was excitement in the air as they gathered to celebrate their achievements and receive their scholarships. Elizabeth Dellio was one of the incredible young scholarship recipients. Elizabeth, from Mississauga, ON, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2000. Since then she has received the Diabetes Citizen of the Year award from the Hospital for Sick Children and the Cardinal Carter Alter Server award from the Archdiocese of Toronto. An active volunteer in her community, and an honour roll student, Elizabeth aspires to become a lawyer. It was very fitting then that her scholarship—the Jeremy and Judith Freedman Family Scholarship—was presented by Joseph Falconeri (partner at Falconeri Munro Tucci LLP and Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Diabetes Hope Foundation) along with Emma Gregg (associate at Falconeri Munro Tucci LLP.) Joe and Emma were pleased to be part of this special evening. It was a celebration of hope for young people living with diabetes. Hope in the knowledge that they can thrive in school and in sports, and live full and productive lives, while simultaneously managing diabetes. The Diabetes Hope Foundation was founded in 1999. That first year, DHF awarded scholarships to four exceptional students with diabetes as part of their mission to help and support youth living with diabetes. They have since given out more than 500 scholarships! Continue reading >>

City Of Hope Aims To Cure Type 1 Diabetes In Six Years

City Of Hope Aims To Cure Type 1 Diabetes In Six Years

It’s an extraordinary goal powered by an extraordinary gift. City of Hope’s Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute is committed to developing a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) within six years, fueled by a $50 million funding program led by the Wanek family. It seems an audacious goal for a comprehensive cancer center, but City of Hope has a long history of groundbreaking work in diabetes. Research conducted by City of Hope led to the development of synthetic human insulin, which is still used today by many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans with T1D and 27 million with type 2 diabetes (T2D). “City of Hope is best positioned to take on this challenge,” said Robert W. Stone, president and chief executive officer of City of Hope. “This is thanks to our 40-year institutional legacy of pioneering treatment and research advances in diabetes.” The funding for the transformative research needed to embark on such an endeavor is led by a gift from the Wanek family, which owns Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest home furniture manufacturer. “City of Hope scientists’ research has revolutionized the understanding and treatment of diabetes,” said Todd Wanek, chief executive officer of Ashley Furniture, speaking on behalf of his family. “It continues today as physicians and scientists gain systemic understanding of diabetes as a complex, multifaceted disease.” Through the generosity of the family and gifts from an anonymous donor, City of Hope will be able to devote more than $50 million over the next six years to an unprecedented research effort: The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes at City of Hope. A Multifaceted Approach The Wanek Family Project will result in the creation of a series of highly focused programs at City of Hope. The Continue reading >>

Children's Diabetes Foundation The 2017 Carousel Ball - Children's Diabetes Foundation

Children's Diabetes Foundation The 2017 Carousel Ball - Children's Diabetes Foundation

The 2017 Carousel Ball raised an astounding $1.65 Million for the Childrens Diabetes Foundation! Proceeds of the event benefit the programs, care, and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes (BDC), where thousands of children and adults from across the world receive treatment. Barbara and Marvin Davis established the Childrens Diabetes Foundation (CDF) in 1977 in Denver, Colorado as a non-profit organization dedicated solely to the support of research in diabetes and providing the best possible clinical and educational programs for children and adults with the disease. HISTORY:It has been 40 years since Barbara and Marvin Davis started the Childrens Diabetes Foundation and the year 2017 marks the 31st Carousel Ball. The Carousel Balls have raised more than $100 million since 1977. The Carousel Ball is held biennially in Denver. WHERE: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado High Hopes Tribute AwardRecipients: Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake Featuring a Performance by: Lenny Kravitz Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake with Thunder, the mascot for the Denver Broncos. Photo Credit: Gary Pettit HONOREES: Sharon Magness Blake and Ernie Blake have served on numerous public and charitable committees and together have owned and managed the Denver Broncos mascot, Thunder, for 25 years. The 2017 Carousel Ball will honor them with the High Hopes Tribute Award in recognition of their tremendous commitment and passion for their Colorado community. LENNY KRAVITZ: Regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class into a 20-year musical career, one which revels in the rich influences of 60s and 70s soul, rock and funk. He has won four consecutive GRAMMY Awards, setting Continue reading >>

Sudbury Diabetic Receives Unique Scholarship

Sudbury Diabetic Receives Unique Scholarship

Sudbury student Brian Piché has received a scholarship from the Diabetes Hope Foundation. The foundation has awarded 590 scholarships since its inception in 1999 and has evolved to include a mentorship element leveraging the strength and experiences of past scholarship recipients to help other young adults navigate the complexities and challenges of embarking on post secondary education while living with diabetes. “Having grown from awarding four scholarships to students in 1999, DHF is proud to announce 42 recipients for 2016,” said Barbara Pasternak, founder of Diabetes Hope Foundation. “We’re grateful to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers who help us to propel even more young people with diabetes towards post-secondary education and reaching their full potential. “Congratulations to this year’s awe-inspiring scholarship recipients and thank you to the fabulous alumni who ‘pay it forward’ by mentoring the next generation so they are ready to be tomorrow’s leaders.” Piché, who's listed on his Facebook page as studying engineering and nursing at Laurentian University, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 10, and has never let diabetes define him. Outside of school and sports, the young man volunteers his time to work with seniors and raises funds for diabetes research through his involvement in walks and runs in the community. The Diabetes Hope Mentorship program connects DHF scholarship alumni with current year scholarship recipients to encourage them to work together to provide a safety net to support youth during their transition to post-secondary education as they move away from home, their primary caregivers and their pediatric diabetes health care. The alumni volunteers share best practices for managing their diabetes in Continue reading >>

Keswick Student Earns Diabetes Hope Foundation Scholarship

Keswick Student Earns Diabetes Hope Foundation Scholarship

Jason Harper and Diabetes Hope Foundation founder Barbara Pasternak. - Supplied Keswick teenager Jason Harper’s smile was worth a thousand words — and the medal and paper to go with it — after he was one of 42 students across the country to receive a scholarship awarded by the Diabetes Hope Foundation last month. The DHF Contitech Scholarship program was established to recognize youth in the community who have excelled in their academic achievements, demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and volunteerism in the community, and possess exemplary diabetes self-management practices. Harper was chosen for consistently demonstrating all of those attributes and for not letting diabetes stand in the way of working diligently to achieve his goals. In addition to volunteering in his community, Harper was chosen for excelling in all his studies, being an honour roll student and the recipient of numerous academic awards. Harper, as well as all the students chosen, outlined the challenges and triumphs they experience through their personal stories in their entry essays. Harper will be entering post-secondary studies in the fall in hopes of becoming a teacher. DHF’s flagship, the scholarship program, has awarded 590 scholarships since its inception 18 years ago and has evolved to include a mentorship element leveraging the experiences of past scholarship recipients to help other young adults navigate the complexities and challenges of embarking on post-secondary education while living with diabetes. “We’re grateful to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers who help us propel even more young people with diabetes toward post-secondary education and reaching their full potential,” said Barbara Pasternak, founder of Diabetes Hope Foundation. “Congratulations to Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation

Diabetes Hope Foundation

We’re delighted to see World Walking being used by a charity to help raise funds for the first time. The Diabetes Hope Foundation, based in Mississauga in Canada, was created in 1999 to help families struggling with the financial and emotional challenges of children living with diabetes. Since then, Diabetes Hope has worked in partnership with corporations, families and community partners to support over 1,000 families with diabetes across Canada. This year Diabetes Hope has decided to revamp their 9th annual Diabetes Walk for Hope in September as a completely new virtual event featuring a Canadian Cities walk which we’ve created especially for their event. All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support Diabetes Hope Foundation’s programmes for young people living with Diabetes across Canada. We hope the Foundation’s 2015 Walk for Hope is a great success. If you would like to find out more just check out Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation Empowers Youth To Live Successfully With Diabetes

Diabetes Hope Foundation Empowers Youth To Live Successfully With Diabetes

Who: Diabetes Hope Foundation | What: Scholarship ceremony More than 35 students will receive scholarships for post-secondary education; Youth Day 2015 kicks off unique mentorship program MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 5, 2015 - When Diabetes Hope Foundation (DHF) was founded in 1999, the grassroots charity awarded scholarships to four outstanding students with diabetes. Since then, DHF has given out more than 540 scholarships as part of its mission to help and support youth living with diabetes. This year, DHF is awarding 38 scholarships, including 35 in Ontario and 3 in British Columbia, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The program recognizes exceptional youth who have been successful in managing their diabetes, while also excelling in academic, sports and community development. “For over 17 years, the Diabetes Hope Foundation Scholarship Program has provided hope, opportunity and inspiration to 548 young adults living with diabetes from across the country,” said Barbara Pasternak, chair of Diabetes Hope Foundation. “Now more than a decade later, I am so proud to see that youth from every scholarship year have come back to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of type 1 youth.” The awards will be given out at the Evening of Hope scholarship ceremony, which takes place on May 25, 2015 at the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto. The event is hosted by DHF’s alumni committee, whose members are dedicated to giving back to an organization that has helped them excel in many aspects of their lives. Jade Allen, alumni committee vice-chair and a social worker, said Diabetes Hope Foundation has given her many empowering experiences since receiving the scholarship in 2005. “DHF has helped me develop into the person I am today and helped me foster a network of diabetes support i Continue reading >>

Diabetes Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships To 42 Young Canadians With Diabetes Propelling Them Towards Post-secondary Education

Diabetes Hope Foundation Awards Scholarships To 42 Young Canadians With Diabetes Propelling Them Towards Post-secondary Education

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwired - May 30, 2016) - Canada's Diabetes Hope Foundation (DHF), a charity created by a compassionate mother dedicated to supporting young people with diabetes and their families, announces the 42 recipients of its 2016 Scholarship from all across Canada. DHF's flagship, the Scholarship program, has awarded 590 scholarships since its inception in 1999 and has evolved to include a mentorship element leveraging the strength and experiences of past scholarship recipients to help other young adults navigate the complexities and challenges of embarking on post secondary education while living with diabetes. "Having grown from awarding four scholarships to students in 1999, DHF is proud to announce 42 recipients for 2016. We're grateful to our generous donors and dedicated volunteers who help us to propel even more young people with diabetes towards post-secondary education and reaching their full potential," said Barbara Pasternak, founder of Diabetes Hope Foundation. "Congratulations to this year's awe-inspiring scholarship recipients and thank you to the fabulous alumni who 'pay it forward' by mentoring the next generation so they are ready to be tomorrow's leaders." "I had ambitious goals as a high school student and athlete and I wasn't going to let diabetes stand in my way," said Greg MacNeill, guest speaker at the Scholarship awards evening and bronze medal winner in the 110m hurdles at the 2009 IAAF World Youth Championships. "Though diabetes poses additional challenges, I am so grateful to have received a DHF Scholarship in 2010 which supported me during my transition to post-secondary education, and I am proud to be a mentor and inspire others to pursue their dreams regardless of the hurdles in their way." This unique scholarship awards progr Continue reading >>

Services Offered To Diabetic Patients At St. Hope

Services Offered To Diabetic Patients At St. Hope

St. Hope Foundation is unwavering in their commitment to offering exceptional medical care for Houston area patients diagnosed with type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes. As a center of excellence, St. Hope Foundation has medical experts fully competent in diagnosing and treating diabetes. We are proud to be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community health care organization that was created in response to the growing need for innovative, effective health care designed to provide quality services to reduce health disparities within Houston and rural counties. Diabetes testing Diagnostic imaging Annual vision exams Medical case management/social workers on staff Behavioral health and depression counselors on staff Nutrition and diet assistance from a skilled nutritionist The latest in cutting-edge medicines for diabetic patients Compassionate care for adolescents and adults with diabetes Bi-Annual feet examinations performed by our experienced podiatrist And much more Main Causes of Diabetes Type 1: The immune system destroys certain cells in the pancreas, which results in the body ceasing insulin production. The body basically attacks itself as an autoimmune reaction. Type 1 possible triggers include: Infection (viral or bacterial) Consumption of food containing chemical toxins Genetic tendencies Unidentified autoimmune component Type 2: Body either doesn’t make enough insulin, or the insulin is not being absorbed by the cells. Type 2 risk factors include: Obesity Genetic tendencies Pregnancy Illness Increasing age Gestational diabetes: A form of high blood sugar that affects women who are pregnant. Gestational diabetes risk factors include: Obesity Polycystic ovary syndrome Exceptionally large baby (weighing more than 9 pounds) Family history of gestational diabetes Genetic te Continue reading >>

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