The Children’s Diabetes Foundation (CDF) is a non-profit that is dedicated to advancing research in diabetes and providing programs for people with diabetes. The foundation raises money to support the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, where patients receive care and personalized treatment.
The CDF’s website features various sections that can be of use to people with diabetes. In addition to learning more about the condition, users can learn about the various programs that the organization offers to help people with diabetes, events that raise awareness and funds, and can get involved themselves either by donating or volunteering.
While education is not the primary purpose of the CDF’s website, there is a section called What Is Diabetes? that breaks down the symptoms, treatments, definitions, and more associated with type 1 diabetes. Users can also read about the latest research into diabetes treatment and cures.
The CDF offers a variety of programs to help people with diabetes. Programs include Helping Hand (a program that provides supplies and resources for patients and families in need), Helping Little Hands (that focuses on helping pregnant women with T1D), Jewels For Hope (a group that sells jewelry to support research), and various support groups.
The CDF website has a section about events that features a calendar and descriptions of fundraisers, conferences and more. Fun events include cruises, golf tournaments, parties and more – all dedicated to raising money for and advancing research into type 1 diabetes.