• 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

18 Nov 2017 06:00PM - 09:00PM Climb with Will Cross
30 Nov 2017 06:00PM - 07:00PM We Have What It Takes - Newport
30 Nov 2017 06:00PM - 07:30PM We Have What It Takes - Newport
04 Dec 2017 06:00PM - 08:00PM Posada Family Holiday Party
06 Dec 2017 05:30PM - 08:30PM Annual Family Holiday Party
07 Dec 2017 05:00PM - 07:00PM Caregivers Class - Orange
07 Dec 2017 05:00PM - 07:00PM Pump Basics Class - Orange
12 Dec 2017 05:00PM - 07:00PM Caregivers Class - Newport
16 Dec 2017 06:00PM - 11:30PM Snowy Nights
16 Dec 2017 06:00PM - 11:00PM Snowy Nights Teen Dinner and Dance