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Youth & Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes affects the majority of young people with diabetes; however, Type 2, which usually occurs in adults after the age of 40, is on the rise among youth. Central Ohio Diabetes Association's Youth Program is designed to promote the health of children with diabetes and to prevent the development of diabetes-related complications.

For children that develop this chronic condition at a young age, it is crucial they receive diabetes education to learn self-management skills including blood-sugar (blood glucose) testing, insulin injections and the importance of adhering to diet and exercise regimens. By gaining self-confidence, decision-making and communication skills, young people enhance their ability to achieve good metabolic control.

Feelings such as anxiety, depression, denial, guilt, shame, anger and despair are recognized and addressed so they do not interfere with learning new coping skills, problem solving, self confidence and motivation. Positive interaction with other youth with diabetes and their families helps participants foster a sense of relatedness, self esteem, confidence and self-discipline. The participants learn from each other and share coping strategies.

2017 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Children with diabetes like to have fun too. That’s why the Central Ohio Diabetes Association will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children with diabetes, ages 3 to 12 and their families. The gathering will be held Sunday, April 9 at the Whetstone Shelter House, 3901 N. High St.,  inside the Whetstone Park of Roses, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm.   

Enjoy an afternoon filled with games, crafts, education, entertainment, nutritious refreshments and Easter egg hunts!! Win a free week at camp.  Pre-registration is required and the deadline is April 6. To register contact the Central Ohio Diabetes Association at 884-4400 and 800-422-7946 or via e-mail at coda@diabetesohio.org.  Please inform us of any food allergies when you RSVP.  Space is limited.


One in 10 people in Central Ohio will develop diabetes. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association helps people with diabetes detect their condition, prevent onset and complications, and learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. The Central Ohio Diabetes Association is a non-profit organization providing services to people with diabetes regardless of their ability to pay.

2016 Central Ohio Diabetes Association’s Women's Board College Scholarship Award Recipients 
  

Tanner Barton $2,000

Tanner is attending Ball State University in the field of Health Science with the career goal of being a Certified Diabetes Educator. Tanner has attended Central Ohio Diabetes Association’s Stepping Stones. He will be a Camp Hamwi Cabin Counselor this summer.  He will also be volunteering at Central Ohio Diabetes Association as a summer intern, assisting with camp planning.  Tanner has been a diabetes advocate for JDRF, Novo Nordisk, and Central Ohio Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Services.


Charlotte Freccia $2,000

Charlotte is attending Kenyon College in the field of English with the career goal of being a  writer/journalist. She has attended Camp Hamwi as a camper, a Counselor-In-Training, and has volunteered for Kids Camp and Stepping Stones. She will be a Camp Hamwi Cabin Counselor this summer.  She also volunteered at Central Ohio Diabetes Association as a summer intern, assisting with a professional publication.  Charlotte has volunteered at other organizations.


Abigail Hamilton $2,000 

Abigail will be attending the Ohio State University in the field of Biomedical Engineering with the career goal of being a Physician/Pediatric Endocrinologist.  Abigail has attended the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Korelitz.  She was also a camp counselor there.  Abigail has walked for JDRF and was a student mentor. 
 

Ethan Shultz $1,000 

Ethan is attending Wabash in the field of economics/business with the career goal of being a Marketing Executive.  He had participated in the Swim for Diabetes from 2004-2011 as a swimmer and pool worker. He has attended Camp Hamwi as a camper, and a Counselor-In-Training.  Ethan has provided diabetes education to teachers and coaches.  He has participated in several other community volunteer activities.  

    

Grace Wicks $1,000 

Grace will be attending Mount Vernon Nazarene University in the field of pre-vet/psychology with the career goal of being a veterinarian.  She has attended Camp Hamwi as a camper.  She is involved with school activities and has walked for JDRF.  Grace has been a subject in a clinical study at Boston University. She has participated in several other community volunteer activities. 
 
  

Jessica Yoder $1,000

Jessica will be attending the Capital University in the field of psychology with a career goal of being a pediatric occupational therapist. She has attended Camp Hamwi as a camper, Counselor-In-Training, and will be a Cabin Counselor this summer. Jessica has been a day camp counselor for several years.   She has participated in several other community volunteer activities including JDRF.