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Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC)

Co-founded and run by people with diabetes, DPAC educates and enrichs members of the diabetes community on how to be advocates for themselves and their families through a number of events. Go online to sign up for action alerts and news.

Diversity in Diabetes (DiD)

People of Color (POC) living with diabetes experience a higher chance of being diagnosed with diabetes and being admitted to a hospital than non-Hispanic White Americans. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to create awareness, provide education, and develop solutions that address the lack of diversity in diabetes care and management that lead to differences in healthcare and poor health outcomes in individuals and communities of color.
Austin, Texas 78723

The Invincible App

The Invincible App provides videos and resources to support kids with type 1 diabetes and other chronic health issues. The website has tips, tricks, and advice for living an amazing life with a chronic health issue like type 1 diabetes. Go online to find out about glucagon, types of insulin, overcoming a fear of needles and school tips. The app is iOS and Android compatible.

Drawn from Valor

Creative stories and educational materials that bring families and kids together to learn about their health conditions. These free stories are science-backed self-care resources that address a wide range of topics like grief, anxiety, trauma and much more.
Main Website:
For Children with Diabetes: Kara & The Not So Dire Beastie
For Children Experiencing Depression or Anxiety: Empowernauts

Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA) – Find a Camp

Kids love summer camp, and kids with diabetes are no exception. Diabetes camps inspire confidence in children and others living with diabetes. They help children affected by diabetes lead healthier, happier and more productive lives through good diabetes management and fun. Go online to search for a diabetes camp in your area.
16681 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, Florida 33908
(866) 980-3322
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Beyond Type 1

This non-profit organization has a lot of information about living with diabetes, mental health resources, food tips, recipes, school resources, teen issues, traveling with diabetes and much more. They also advocate at a federal level for kids and families with diabetes. They have an online community and app as well, where teens can go online to share stories and interact with other teens in a safe and supportive environment.
400 Concar Drive, San Mateo, California 94402
(650) 924-5959
Beyond Type 1 Website & App:
Booklists for Kids with Type 1 Diabetes:

Lilly & Disney’s Type 1 Diabetes Bookshelf

Disney and Lilly Diabetes have joined forces to provide great reads for families of children with type 1 diabetes. Find free copies, or click below to read free read aloud digital versions of some of them. Their website also has resources for kids newly diagnosed with diabetes, care tips, parenting, school advice and much more.

4 Paws for Ability

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. Visit the website for additional contact information.
253 Dayton Avenue, Xenia, Ohio 45385
(937) 374-0385

American Diabetes Association (ADA) & Imagine Camp

This national organization provides information and resources about diabetes, and advocates for children and adults with diabetes. Their information specialists can provide general information about diabetes and diabetes management. ADA Diabetes Imagine Camps are held once a year during the summer for kids with Type 1 diabetes and those at risk of developing Type 2, as well as for their families. Go online to find program info and application details about the Ohio Imagine Camp.
2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202
(800) 342-2383
Main Website:
ADA Imagine Camp:

Center for Courageous Kids (CCK)

Offers free summer camps and family retreat experiences for seriously ill children, in a safe, medically supervised environment. 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
(270) 618-2900

Central Ohio Diabetes Association (CODA)

Offers diabetes education services and programs for youth, including diabetes camps and events led 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. They also offer leadership opportunities for youth ages 17 and 18. Scholarships are available for any family who qualifies.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 884-4400

Children with Diabetes (CWD)

New to Type 1 diabetes? Learn about the basics, including insulin, blood sugar management, traveling with diabetes, FAQs, medical devices, long-term treatments and much more. This is a very helpful online resource for parents of children with diabetes. Parents can connect with other parents, people with diabetes, and medical professionals for answers to their questions.

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

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.

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview
    895 Yard Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Hilliard
    3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 293-7980
Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST):
Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program:
Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Program:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Southern & Central Ohio Chapter

Provides resources, including child care and college guides. Go online to obtain free teen and adult care kits. They also have an online community of people of all ages all over the world diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
8035 Hosbrook Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236
(513) 793-3223
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Resources for Spanish Speakers:
Central Ohio Chapter Website:

National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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.
(800) 860-8747 or (866) 569-1162 TTY

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Education Classes

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:

  • Active Parenting
  • Adoption Academy – collaboration with Family & Youth Law Center to provide in-depth classes on foreign and domestic adoptions
  • ADHD Academy – for parents or caregivers of children with ADD/ADHD
  • Autism Academy – topic specific programs for parents and educators
  • Autism Teaching Strategies – for teachers
  • Basic Babysitter Training Class
  • Community Education for Diabetes
  • Parenting Your Child With Autism – for parents
  • Sibshops – for brothers and sisters of children with autism

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662
Family and Youth Law Center (Adoption Academy):

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Endocrinology Clinic

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
(614) 722-4425

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