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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     PADRE Holiday Party
     Wed., Dec. 2, 5:30 - 8:30 pm
     Bowlmor Lanes, Anaheim Garden Walk

     Celebrate the holiday season with other PADRE families! Activities include bowling, eating a
     buffet dinner, crafts, photo booth, and a special visit from Santa himself.
     Cost: $20 per family of four, $5 individual

     Holiday Posada
     Mon., Dec. 7th, 5:30 pm

     This cultural event is filled with delicious food, crafts, music, and family entertainment.
     Contact Rachel Sanchez, 714-509-7962 to RSVP

     Snowy Nights-Teen Event
     Sat., Dec. 19, 6:00-11:30 pm


Time to break out your Western gear! On Saturday, December 19th the PADRE Foundation and Camp Conrad Chinnock will host its Snowy Nights Dinner and Dance theme, "Saddle Up!". This is an evening of fun and excitement, inside the Knott's Berry Farm Boardwalk Ballroom. This event is for teenagers 13-18 years of age with Type 1 Diabetes AND all their friends with or without diabetes.

BRING a $10 white elephant gift! Evening starts at 6:00pm; dinner at 6:30pm and concludes at 11:30pm

Please click here to register

PADRE Youth Leaders - Next Meeting Monday, Dec. 14th, 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