Diabetes Resources

Links

We want to bring you information that will help in your day-to-day activities. Our goal is to provide you with tools for living an active life. There are a ton of organizations, groups, companies, foundations, and individuals that are making a positive impact in the diabetes community. We hope the links below can help you in some way! Enjoy.

Camps:

Diabetes Training Camps - Your resource for Diabetes fitness, exercise, sports, education and community. Activities include training in: swimming, cycling, running, in instructional sessions with "elite-level coaches." Also yoga, pilates, strength training, educational lectures and a lot more.

Athletes:

Doug Burns - overcoming, achieving & setting records and winning competitions while living with Type 1 Diabetes. An internationally-respected fitness consultant, record holding athlete and diabetes advocate. At the age of seven Doug was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and asthma....read more on Doug

Organizations:

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

From ADA website: Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes.

  • We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.
  • We deliver services to hundreds of communities.
  • We provide objective and credible information.
  • We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.

diabeteshappens - established by two Type 1 diabetics to promote a positive and pro-active outlook on life with diabetes.... *Read how diabeteshappens have made an impact on the Chris Dudley Foundation

Athletes For Hope- athletes for Hope is a US-based non-profit founded in 2007 by an elite group of highly philanthropic professional athletes who are as dedicated to achieving excellence through their charitable work as they are to their sport. Their vision for AFH...more

Insulindependence i

Insulindependence.org aims to revolutionize the way people approach diabetes. Operating on the belief that the most effective and influential system of support is the diabetes community itself, it has been addressing the lack of leadership in the area of fitness and recreation. For details on Insulindependence youth programs please visit: insulindependence.org

Diabetes Centers:

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Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center at OHSU - We are the only academic medical center west of the Rocky Mountains offering comprehensive diabetes care for children and adults at a single location...find out more

Other:

Safe Sitting - Diabetes Babysitting Service- is a nationwide diabetes babysitting service that helps families who have a child with type 1 diabetes find babysitters in their area who also have type 1 diabetes.

This service was founded 4 years ago  by Kimberly Ross when she was 17.  Kimberly was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 11. She realized that her experience managing her own diabetes could be helpful in taking care of children who also have type 1 diabetes. With the help of her school nurse she launched a babysitting service in the NY metropolitan area. It  was written up in the Wall Street Journal and there were so many responses from around the country that Kimberly expanded Safesittings.com into a national on-line service.

This is a not for profit organization and no fees are charged for the services of Safesittings.com. Once a family decides to hire a babysitter the amount to be paid for babysitting is mutually agreed upon. Find out more info.

Bring It Water Bottles™ are an entirely new concept in water bottles. The fact that Bring It Water Bottles™ are insulated, metal water bottles is only part of the picture. The Bring It Water Bottle™ is more than just a water bottle. It is a keepsake, designed to capture an event and hold it in a time as a memento. The Bring it Water Bottle™ is also an expresssion of your passsion, be it softball, volleyball, football or any other sport or passion. The passsion statement combined with the ability to customize colors of the tubes and caps allow you to fully customize, personalize and EXPRESS YOURSELF!