Find Help or Give Back: Six Nonprofit Diabetes Organizations

There are several charitable organizations that support individuals and families living with diabetes.

Listed here are six agencies that in one way or another work to help people with diabetes thrive. Those of you who have diabetes - or care about someone who does - may benefit from engaging their services, or might choose to support any of them through donations.

Six Nonprofit Diabetes Organizations

Life For A Child. Donations to Life For A Child are funneled to pediatric diabetes clinics and associations that assist kids and youth with diabetes in developing countries. The funds provide children with regular insulin, quality monitoring supplies, clinical care, educational materials, and supports diabetes training for medical personnel.

Diabetes Hands Foundation. This foundation facilitates the coming together of people touched by diabetes from around the globe, so that no one feels alone. This foundation’s programs - TuDiabetes.org, EsTuDiabetes.org, Big Blue Test, and Diabetes Advocates - provide the diabetes community “outlets for ideas and experiences that generate positive, life-affirming actions.”

College Diabetes Network. The mission of College Diabetes Network (CDN) is to improve the lives of students with type 1 diabetes via peer support, information dissemination, and resource availability. CDN provides students with tools for living, facilitates connections between young adults with diabetes, and addresses common diabetes issues facing college students.

T1D Exchange. The T1D Exchange is a network of clinics across the U.S., a registry and bio-bank (data and blood samples) of more than 25,000 people with type 1 diabetes, and a patient-caregiver online community. The Exchange’s goal is to accelerate the rate of diabetes research and innovation, and improve patient care.

Diabetes Scholars Foundation. As their name implies, this foundation supports success via education for those with type 1 diabetes. They enable education related activities for or about children with diabetes, provide scholarship funding for college education, and for diabetes education conferences.

Children with Diabetes. This nonprofit exists to promote an understanding of diabetes care and treatment - especially in children, to support families managing diabetes, raise awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for kids in school or daycare, and to promote an understanding of diabetes research.

Sources: Life For A Child; Diabetes Hands Foundation; College Diabetes Network; T1D Exchange; Diabetes Scholars; Children with Diabetes
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