About Us

Help a Diabetic Child Story

On December 22, 2010, our 16 year old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. We very quickly realized two very important things. The first; this disease is not one where an individual can lead a “normal” life and secondly it is costly, even with health insurance. Within a few short months we learned that there were a significant number of children in who were unable to get adequate supplies for blood glucose testing, something that must be done multiple times daily.

Living with Type 1

Everyday is a Challenge for a Child with Type 1 Diabetes.

Living with Type 1 Diabetes presents daily challenges for all children that have it, but it is only compounded for children that lack the supplies to treat Type 1 Diabetes. Read on to learn more about the disease, and some important statistic on Type 1 Diabetes.

Board of Directors

Tami Balavage: President/Founder

Michael J Haller MD, Medical Director: Dr. Haller is an active investigator in the NIH funded Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet studies as well as The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in Youth (TEDDY) study. Dr. Haller has also served as the principle investigator of “first in man” studies aimed at using autologous umbilical ….

Dedicated To Providing Children With Vital Diabetic Supplies and Insulin

Quick Facts on Type 1 Diabetes

  • New cases: The incidence of diabetes in 2012 was 1.7 million new diagnosis/; in 2010 it was 1.9 million.
  • Cost of diabetes: $245 billion.
  • Prediabetes: In 2012 , 86 milliion Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes; this is up from 79 milliion in 2010.
  • In 2012, 29.1 million children and adults in the U.S. – 9.3% of the population had diabetes.
  • Deaths: Diabetes remains the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2010, with 69,071 death certificates listing it as the underlying cause of death, and a total of 234,051 death certificates listing diabetes as an underlying contributing cause of death.
  • Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. in 2012 was $176 billion for direct medical costs, $69 billion in reduced productivity…After adusting for the population age and sex differences, average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes.