Offers summer camps and family retreat weekends for seriously ill children. Medical care is provided by volunteer physicians and nurses coordinated by a full-time medical director. They provide camps for kids with asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, blood disorders, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, spina bifida and more.
1501 Burnley Road Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
Camper Admission’s office: (270) 618-2912
Provides training and place task-trained service dogs with children with disabilities to promote independent living. Any child with a disability is eligible to apply for a survive dog. They train a lot of different types of dogs, including hearing ear dogs, autism assistance dogs, mobility assistance dogs, seizure assistance dogs, diabetic alert dogs and more.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
This national organization provides information about diabetes and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and its management.
2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
Offers diabetes education services and programs, including diabetes camps and events for youth provided by a team of dietitians, nurses and social workers. Their camps provide a fun summer camp experience and helps kids with diabetes learn to live well with the challenge of diabetes. Day camps are available for youth ages 3 to 12, and their residential camp program, Camp Hamwi is for youth 7 to 17. Scholarships are available for any family who qualifies.
1100 Dennison Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201
This is a helpful internet resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions. The website provides a lot of information about school issues, local diabetes events and conferences, scholarship programs for kids with diabetes, camps for kids with diabetes, local support groups and more.
8216 Princeton-Glendale Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.
Provides resources, including toolkit and care bags, and support services to connect with others for people of all ages diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Their website offers a lot of information about diabetes in English and Spanish, and lists steps to help control a person’s diabetes and live a long, active life.
National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Disease (NIDDK)
31 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
(800) 860-8747 or (866) 569-1162 TTY
Offers a range of free and low cost classes for children, teens, adults and parents of infants and kids of all ages and abilities. Find courses on everything from babysitting and parenting to CPR training, autism and diabetes. Example classes include:
Our bodies’ endocrine system glands produce hormones. When hormones become imbalanced, they can impact your child’s health and well being. NCH offers care for children and teens with diabetes and other endocrine system conditions, from adrenal disorders and cystic fibrosis to growth disorders and diabetes. They also offer support services for patients and families as well.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205