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


     Youth & Family Day at Knott's Berry Farm
     Saturday, September 19th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
     *participants are welcome to stay longer

Join the PADRE Foundation as we take a group of youths living with Type 1 Diabetes (ages 12 years and under) AND their families to Knott’s Berry Farm! Come discover one of California's best amusement parks with a day of thrills, adventures, and family fun!  We will tour Knotts Berry Farm as one group and visit some of the theme park’s historic landmarks, while enjoying some kid friendly rides and attractions! Parent(s) must attend.

    Cost: Adults $32 (Age 12+)/Children $28 (Age 11 & under)
     Click here to register!

PADRE Youth Leaders - Next Meeting Monday, Sept. 14, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
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.

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.


"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