Getting Care for an Uninsured Student in GA
I usually hang out over in Parents of Children section. But I am hoping I may be able to get some advice here.
A 19 year old daughter of a friend of mine was recently diagnosed. She is 1000 miles away from her family at college in GA. Unfortunately she is uninsured and is getting all of her information and (limited) help from a clinic.
The clinic- noting her age- decided she was Type 2 (without doing any testing) and put her on diabetes medication and also meds for high blood pressure. They are also trying to teach her about portion control and limiting her carbs. Yet at the same time they have prescribed insulin and syringes. Seems to me that they are educating her about Type 2 when what she needs is education about Type 1.
Her older brother (21) was diagnosed with Type 1 at twelve- so she does have some support over the phone/email.
She is in the Savannah area. Does anyone know of any programs or endos in the area that would consider seeing an uninsured college student?
(For what it is worth- I admit to getting this info second hand from her mom, it may be lacking in details and/or accuracy. I was under the impression that colleges/universities generally required some sort of health plan before registering? I also intend to look in to what is available for college age students in GA as far as a state plan- any info is appreciated.)
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