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 "Youth & Family Day"
Saturday, September 27th, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the PADRE Foundation as we take a group of youth living with Type 1 Diabetes ages 12 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 the park as one group and visit some of the theme parks historic landmarks, while enjoying some kid friendly rides and attractions! Parent(s) or a legal guardian must attend. Families may stay longer. (Click here to register )
     Knott's Scary Farm - Teen Event
     Saturday, October 4th, 6:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Knott’s professional “scare-masters” have transformed the old Berry Farm into Knott’s Scary Farm for another year of the world’s first, biggest and most famous theme park Halloween event! This event is for teens with Type 1 Diabetes AND their friends between the ages 13-18 years old.

*Click here to register.

Harvest Carnival
Fairmont Private Schools, North Tustin Campus
Saturday, October 18th,10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Carnival Games, Petting Zoo, Bounce Houses, Crafts, Raffles, Costume Contest, and so much MORE!


PADRE Youth Leaders: Next Meeting, Monday October 13th from 6:30-8 p.m.
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