American Diabetes Association: The mission of the ADA is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Children with Diabetes: The mission of Children with Diabetes is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children; to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare; to support families living with diabetes; and to promote understanding of research into a cure.

Community Wellness Support/Hoag Diabetes Center Orange County: The Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center offers a variety of wellness and support services for its patients and the community.

Diabetes Camping and Educational Services, Inc./Camp Conrad Chinnock: Conrad Chinnock offers multiple sessions for youth, teens and families living with Type 1 diabetes. The medical program is designed to impart self-management skills that can lead to a longer and healthier life. All cabins are fully enclosed to accommodate eight to 10 youth and a trained counselor. All sessions are led by a pediatric endocrinologist, and a team of physicians, nurses and dietitians. The camp's registered dietitians plan meals and snacks based on a carbohydrate-counting system.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (Type 1) diabetes research worldwide, was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes. JDRF's mission is constant: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.
National Diabetes Education Program: (NDEP) Making the Transition From Pediatric to Adult Health Care: Transitioning from the teenage years to adulthood can be stressful for teens with diabetes and their families. Teens and young adults need to assume more responsibility for diabetes self-management and make more independent judgments about their health care needs.

Get Involved

The PADRE (Pediatric-Adolescent Diabetes Research and Education) Foundation plays a critical role in the education and support of children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. We ask that you partner with us, as a participant and or donor, and be a vital part in the success of our largest annual fundraising event. 

For 28 years, PADRE hosts an annual fashion show that highlights our children and teens, performing and modeling in the latest fashions, compliments of Macy’s. 
This highly anticipated program serves as a major psychosocial event for our children and their families.  This event not only provides an essential connection, but the funds needed to support our educational programs. 
This year we’re celebrating our 28th Annual Fashion Show Gala, and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa on Saturday, May 13, 2017. 

Pediatric Endocrinologists

Dr. Susan Clark & Assoc.
Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
1201 W. LaVeta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

Dr. Alan Cortez
Director of Pediatric Endocrinology
Kaiser-Permanente, Orange County
1188 N. Euclid
Anaheim, CA 92801
Work: 714-254-2720
Fax: 714-254-2764

Dr. Kevin Kaiserman
(Treats patients up to age 30)
So Cal. Diabetes

Adult Endocrinologist List
(PADRE is unable to make referrals or recommendations)