We provide youth and their families with positive support, programs and services to assist in living with Type 1 Diabetes, including:

Educational classes

Events, camps and peers groups

Opportunities to be involved in research

Community educational programs

Support groups

Serving Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego

PADRE Foundation Diabetes Family Night: July 23rd, 2014
"504 Plans- Safety and Fairness for Children Living with Type 1 Diabetes in Schools"

On Wednesday, July 23rd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the PADRE Foundation will hold its quarterly "Diabetes Family Night", which gives the opportunity for parents and kids to come together as an individual or family unit and share personal experiences about living with Type 1 Diabetes.
This month a guest speaker will cover the importance of a 504 Plan along with a Q & A segment. 

The 504 Plan sets out an agreement to make sure the student with diabetes has the same access to education as other children. It is a tool that can be used to make sure that the student, the parents/guardians, and school personnel understand their responsibilities and work through challenges or misunderstandings to avoid problems in the future. A light dinner will be served.
Click here to register.

Surf and Turf Golf Tournament: Aug. 1st, 2014

Gather your  friends for a foursome and join supporters of PADRE at Meadowlark Golf Course. Afterwards, relax at Duke's of Huntington Beach while watching the US Open of Surfing. Shotgun start is 7:30 am.
$100 per player/$400 per foursome. $600 per foursome and hole sponsor.
All golfers will receive:
--Free range balls and 2 raffles tickets.
--Breakfast burrito and a beverage before golf and a New York Style deli lunch served in the reception area after golf.
Win a 2014 Toyota Corolla LE donated by the Hole in One sponsor,
"Toyota of Huntington Beach"!!

Contact the PADRE office at 714-509-8330 to have a registration form sent to you.
Click here to see flyer.
Family Day at Newport Dunes!: Aug. 16th, 2014
On Saturday, August 16th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. the PADRE Foundation and its Youth Leaders will be hosting a "Family Day" at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660. This day will bring families affected by Type 1 Diabetes together from all over Orange County and its surrounding counties in a fun and supportive environment while enjoying the beautiful Newport Bay.
 PADRE will provide private cabanas, organized games, water activities, a sandwich bar, and lounging on the beach! This event is FREE, but if you choose to have your child play on the Water Playground cost is $20 and can be purchased onsite. Day parking is $15.
A limited amount of space available, so please call the PADRE office 714-509-8330 before Wednesday, August 13th to RSVP.

PADRE Foundation Youth Leaders:
This program was created to empower children 13-18 with Type 1 Diabetes by giving them the opportunity to represent the PADRE Foundation, to provide diabetes education to the community and to raise diabetes awareness. Leaders will also be involved in planning and assisting with PADRE activities for youth 7-12 years of age. See flyer for more information on becoming a youth leader.

K.U.D.O.S. -  Kids Understanding Diabetes & Opportunities for Success
CHOC's Dr. Taylor (Licensed Psychologist) presents a 4-part workshop for children and adolescents ages 10-17 with diabetes and their parents aimed at increasing coping skills, medical compliance, communication, and problem solving! See flyer.

Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care?
Transitioning teens and young adults need to assume more responsibility for diabetes self-management and make more independent judgments about their health care needs.
Click here to learn more.

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"It has made the challenges easier to manage knowing we have an organization like PADRE". Parker's family
Parker recently said “I will find a cure for diabetes”.
—Parker Bohannon,
Youth with Type 1 Diabetes