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Mount Carmel Healthy Living Center

Community health and wellness center providing free holistic health and wellness programs for everyone, empowering individuals to embrace long-term health behavior changes in a safe, inclusive space. Programs include cooking and nutrition, community meetings, diabetes prevention, exercise classes, wellness and stress management, financial education, healthy babies, and mom support groups. Go online to find healthy recipes, program descriptions, and to register for a program.
(614) 234-4660
777 West State Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222

National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Central Ohio

Serves those who have been, or know someone that is, diagnosed with kidney disease. They provide educational materials and resources on the website about kidney disease, treatment options, transplantations, and up-to-date information for professionals. They also offer peer support groups, tools to find a provider near you, and tools for joining a research study. NFK Central Ohio also provides community education and shares knowledge of kidney disease with Columbus residents.
1491 Polaris Parkway Box 268, Columbus, Ohio, 43240
(614) 822-6184

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Care Connection (School-Based Health Services)

Provides additional access to healthcare at your child’s school. The services provided are not meant to replace your pediatrician or family doctor. Care Connection programs include: Primary Care for ages 0-21, vaccination clinics, School-Based Asthma Therapy (SBAT), Wheelchair Clinic, Vision, Dental, Diabetes and School Health (DASH), Mental Health counseling. Visit the website for a list of participating school locations and additional contact information.
(614) 355-2590

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:

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:

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.

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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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 creating awareness and providing 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. Go online for a care provider directory, helpful information about managing diabetes, support groups, and more.

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 about Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, PTSD, Social-Emotional Health, and Type 1 Diabetes. Resources include video shorts, printable activity sheets,
Main Website:
For Children with Diabetes: Kara & The Not So Dire Beastie
For Children Experiencing Depression or Anxiety: Empowernauts

JAN (Job Accommodation Network)

Offers free guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, ADA and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Their website also has helpful information on a wide range of medical conditions with related resources and accommodations.
Voice: (800) 526-7234
TTY: (877) 781-9403
Text: (304) 216-8189

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
Resources for English Speakers:
Resources for Spanish Speakers:
Central Ohio Chapter Website:

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.

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. Classes include:

700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 355-0662

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

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Transitional Care

Teenagers face many confusing life transitions, including transitioning from pediatric care to adult healthcare. This transition is especially important for individuals with chronic health conditions. NCH has several programs to help educate and support families with transitional care:

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.

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