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
      Family Day at the Santa Ana Zoo
      Saturday, March 28th
Join us for a fun afternoon  at the Santa Ana Zoo, "Home of the 50 Monkeys"! Arrive at 12:30 to enjoy a provided lunch at our reserved lunch area, then you are free to roam the zoo together.
This charming Zoo features over 80 species of animals, including the smallest monkeys in the world, the Pygmy Marmosets. The Zoo is a place to play, to learn and to spend time with other PADRE Families.
     Ticket price includes zoo entry, a ticket for a train ride, and a BBQ lunch of a hot dog, chips,
     fruit, and a drink.
     $15 - Adults/$10- Children (12-4). 3 and under - Free
     Lunch served from 12:30-1:30pm
     Parking is Free

     Please CLICK HERE to register or contact
     Marla Dorsey at 714-509-8330, marla@padrefoundation.org  
     RSVP by 3/24/15
     Catalina Island Adventure Camp
     Unique Island, Big Adventure
     Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th 2015
   The PADRE Foundation Catalina Island  
   Adventure Camp is a weekend getaway of
   team-building challenges, marine activities,
   diabetes education, and a variety of
   opportunities for personal growth for youth
   11-17 years of age AND their friends (with
   or without diabetes). Long Beach   
   Marine Institute and their staff will host
   nature and astronomy hikes, snorkeling,
   kayaking, tide pool studies, and fish
   dissections! *Each camper will be assigned
   to an age appropriate sleeping cabin and age 
   appropriate activity group that will have 1-2  
   cabin counselors along with 8-12 campers.


PADRE Youth Leaders - Next Meeting May 18, 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