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
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     Catalina Island Adventure Camp
     Friday, April 8th to Sunday April 10th, 2016

The PADRE Foundation Catalina Island Adventure Camp is a weekend getaway of team-building
challenges, diabetes education, and a variety of opportunities for personal growth for youth 11-17 years of age AND their friends with our without diabetes. Long Beach Marine Institute and their staff will host nature and astronomy hikes, snorkeling, kayaking, tide pool studies, and fish dissections!


     Click here for registration details

     Calling all Children and Teens Living with Type 1 Diabetes:
     PADRE 27th Annual Fashion Show, "Let's Make Believe": May 7th


It's time to join our 27th Fashion Show Gala to be held May 7th at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach  Resort & Spa!

Are you interested in being a model or performer?  
If you are interested in taking part in this year's fashion show, please contact the PADRE Foundation, 714-509-8330.
More info can be found at our special event website at www.padrefashionshow.org.

PADRE Youth Leaders - Next meeting Feb. 15.
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