Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 23, 2001
Social Issues: Community Resources
Question from Harlan, Kentucky, USA:
My 18 year old daughter, who has had diabetes since she was three years old, will be entering college next school year. I am trying to find information on college scholarships available to people with diabetes. I contacted the Lilly Corporation and was told they are not going to offer scholarships for this year. Where else can I check?
Have your daughter contact the college she will attend. They sometimes have special scholarships or other assistance under a variety of medical plans:
These are some categories that they don’t always tell you about.
[Editor’s comment: Some states have assistance for young people with chronic disease. Your daughter’s school counsellor and diabetes team may be able to help you locate resources.