• We have diabetes

    But that won't stop us. For that, we are amazing.
    We’ve been diagnosed with a disease—a life-altering, earth-shattering disease—but with the help of PADRE, we have grown stronger. Armed with education and supported by a network of peers, PADRE has transformed us into bright, young, confident members of society and given us the tools we need to live beyond the bounds of Type 1 diabetes.
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The PADRE Foundation was founded in 1985 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization designed to support the needs of Southern California children and adolescents living with Type 1 diabetes and their families through a program of diabetes health EDUCATION, support groups and events. It was founded by a group of parents who recognized the need in Orange County, Calif., for education, resources and support for families who have children living with diabetes.

Today, PADRE serves more than 2,400 pediatric patients annually throughout the greater Southern California area. As an independent nonprofit organization, PADRE is dedicated to serving the community through its free diabetes self-care and SUPPORT programs. These programs are designed to improve diabetes self-management, which positively affects the health outcomes of youth participants, and teaches valuable coping skills, which ultimately strengthen the family function.

Most of us on the board have either a son or daughter living with Type 1 diabetes, and we know firsthand what a positive impact PADRE has in the lives of our children and their families. Although PADRE has reached many families, we know there are many more out there who need this AMAZING organization.


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Upcoming Events

16 Nov 2019 07:00PM - 11:00PM Casino Night
18 Nov 2019 05:30PM - 07:30PM Pump Basics Class - Newport
21 Nov 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Caregivers Class - Orange
23 Nov 2019 09:00AM - 02:00PM WILD Los Angeles Family Day at the Los Angeles Zoo with a Private Tour
02 Dec 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Posada
03 Dec 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Caregivers Class- Newport
03 Dec 2019 05:30PM - 08:30PM Holiday Party
05 Dec 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Pump Basics Class - Orange
05 Dec 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Carbohydrate Counting- Newport
12 Dec 2019 05:00PM - 07:00PM Carbohydrate Counting- Orange