Handy Checklist: Going to College with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorder
It is that time of year when high school juniors are starting to think about college visits and life after high school. The college search can be stressful, and having an eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder (EGID) can add an extra layer of complication when trying to figure out how to live independently at college with a restricted diet or food allergies. They might be far away from home, in a new place with unfamiliar medical providers, meals from a dining hall, and a bunch of new people who say, “eosino-what?”
Because of this, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of things to consider as you’re embarking upon this next phase of your life.