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    I know this sounds bad but I was wondering if anyone knows of any bursaries people with diabetes can apply for?


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    lol really? So anyone with chronic illnesses can all of a sudden get bursaries?

    as long as your diabetes isn't affecting your work, then you won't get anything
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    That's what I thought, I had just heard that there were things out there that didn't seen to make sense but still existed, for instance the Vegetarian Society apparently give people up to £400 if they stay vegetarians during university. I figured I might as well ask


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    (Original post by CazD)
    That's what I thought, I had just heard that there were things out there that didn't seen to make sense but still existed, for instance the Vegetarian Society apparently give people up to £400 if they stay vegetarians during university. I figured I might as well ask


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    It would depend on how your condition affects you. If you feel that it can impact your studies for example problems attending lectures. There is a fund for this which is used to support students that have a disability or medical condition that affects their studies.

    DSA (Disabled Student Allowance) - the name is a little deceiving, it does include medical conditions.

    Speak to your disability advisor about your condition they can help advise you further on DSA. Also do a Google search for DSA and there's a plethora of information that is helpful for applicants and current DSA awarded students.


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    My friend who has diabetes got support through DSA as she had to continuously monitor her sugar levels and when she needs to eat something she has to eat immediately. She received a laptop as in the computer labs at her uni there was a strict no food rule. It's worth applying for DSA. It's not a bursary so you don't get money, but they can provide equipment that could help.


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    Awesome thank you for the information, I will have a look


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    You may get PIP (assuming you're not receiving DLA) if your diabetes means you have care and/or mobility needs. But for the most part, unless you have other disabilities, you would be expected as an adult, to be able to self care.
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    You are entitled to DSA they will assess your needs. You will then be offered support and whatever they feel you need. I received a laptop, printer, and some other stuff to help with my course. And also simple things like a statement saying i need to have breaks etc.
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    DSA will pay for study related stuff only and not everyday disability stuff or costs that every student has.
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    I don't have diabetes, but I have a hole in my heart and it needs to be filled, is there a bursary for that?
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    lol really? So anyone with chronic illnesses can all of a sudden get bursaries?
    How about you leave my man alone? He has an ACTUAL LIFE THREATENING illness, not a stupid page 3 scare story! You better stay away from caz. he dosent want anything to do with a girl like you.
 
 
 
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