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Children With Diabetes

Friends For Life Conference

​The conference is an international group of world-renowned clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children, and families with diabetes learning about the most current information in diabetes care.

For information about future Friends For Life Conferences, go to cwd.is.

Scholarships for the 2024 Friends For Life Conference have been granted.  
 

The 2025 scholarship subsidy program will open February 1, 2025.
If you are interested in learning about guidelines and receiving an application please email
scholarships@elbowbumpkidinc.org.

Scholarships are granted to Connecticut resident families impacted by Type 1 Diabetes. 

If you are interested in supporting this program, please donate to support our scholarship fund.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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In 2024 Elbowbumpkid Inc will be launching a scholarship program for young adult Connecticut residents. More information will be available April 1. If you are interested in receiving an application when the program is live please email scholarships@elbowbumpkidinc.org.

Diabetes Scholars Beyond Type 1 Scholarship 2022

​In 2022 Elbowbumpkid Inc awarded Ethan Rosenthal, a local 2022 high school graduate, with a scholarship through Diabetes Scholars, a program of nonprofit organization Beyond Type 1. Ethan has had type 1 diabetes, but has thrived despite the challenges of this chronic illness. Ethan is pursuing a career in nursing.  Ethan used the scholarship to continue his education at Florida State University.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

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PAST SCHOLARSHIPS

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Friends For Life 2021

Elbowbumpkid Inc awarded our first scholarship to attend the diabetes education event, Friends For Life in Orlando, Florida. Anna's family learned from leaders in the diabetes community how to thrive despite the disease and her child made valuable connections to build their long term support community.

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Friends for Life 2022

In 2022 Elbowbumpkid Inc awarded 4 scholarships to attend the diabetes education event, Friends For Life in Orlando, Florida. The families learned from leaders in the diabetes community how to thrive despite the disease, their children met other kids "just like them" and all made valuable connections to strengthen their support community.

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Friends For Life 2023

In 2023 Elbowbumpkid Inc awarded 3 scholarships to attend the diabetes education event, Friends For Life in Orlando, Florida. The families learned from leaders in the diabetes community how to thrive despite the disease and  made valuable connections to build their support community. Both T1D children & siblings had opportunities to connect with others in their peer group through the valuable children's programming.

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