"HADC purchases diabetic supplies and insulin for children and college students with diabetes who are in financial need."

We meet Ashton and his mom when they were struggling to get the medication and supplies he needs to treat his Type 1 Diabetes. Her letter for help gives a inside view of how many families struggle to afford medication and supplies their children need to live: “Food or medication, feed my family dinner or…

“On The Road To  A Cure!” March 6 & 7, 2016 at Talis Park The Fourth Annual Lucas Cup Pro-Am will benefit The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Help a Diabetic Child Foundation of Naples (HADC), and The Diabetes Empowerment Foundation. The event was founded by PGA TOUR veteran Mark Lye and his wife Lisa after their son,…

HELP A DIABETIC CHILD MEDICAL DIRECTOR, MIKE HALLER, MD, NAMED CHIEF OF UF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY Help A Diabetic Child, Inc. recently learned that its Medical Director, Michael Haller, MD, has been named University of Florida’s Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology starting January 1, 2016. Congratulations to Dr. Haller. Already internationally known and respected with his work on…

Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized Tami Balavage, founder of Help a Diabetic Child Foundation, as a Distinguished Fundraising Volunteer for all of her passionate efforts in helping raise funds to purchase diabetic supplies for children with Type 1 Diabetes.

“Children with diabetes are at an unacceptably increased risk of being admitted to hospital,” John Gregory, a professor and specialist in pediatric endocrinology at Cardiff University School of Medicine, said in a university news release. Here’s another statement in the same article: “The risk of hospitalization among children with type 1 diabetes was highest for…

Help A Diabetic Child Foundation was honored to be a host at the Inaugural Naples Diabetes Conference at the Naples Greater YMCA. Attendees were given tours of the new Weny Charitable Trust Diabetes Education Center located inside the Richard M. Schulze Wellness Center at the YMCA. The Weny Trust Diabetes Education Center at the YMCA, in partnership with…

Question: “Does eating sugar cause diabetes?” Original answer: “No!”  Updated answer “…Maybe…” After years of research we know that just simply consuming sugary foods does not cause diabetes, at least not type 1 diabetes (T1D). Type 1 occurs because the immune system has incorrectly decided to attack the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin…

Dr. Mark Atkinson, Help A Diabetic Child Inc., Ambassador HADC Inc. Thanks Dr. Atkinson for speaking at this past event. Dr. Atkinson is currently the American Diabetes Association Eminent Scholar for Diabetes Research at The University of Florida. He also is the co-Director for The Diabetes Center of Excellence at that institution. The author of…

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