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 Skates to L.A.
     Saturday, January 31st, 2015

In continuing our goal of providing more social functions in the Los Angeles area, the PADRE Foundation and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) are organizing a private evening of skating at Moonlight Rollerway in Los Angeles.
Moonlight is a one of a kind roller rink that has been operating since the 1950’s. You’ll be taken back in time while creating new memories with other Type 1 Families. 

Click here to register

     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.


     Visit www.padreadventurecamp.org to register your camper.
     Email ryan@padrefoundation.org for more details OR 714-509-8330

PADRE Youth Leaders: Next Meeting Feb. 23, 6:00-6:45 pm (before fashion show practice), PADRE Office
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