5th Annual von Arx Family Foundation S.W. Florida Diabetes Conference – will be held on Sunday November 3, 2019 – Hosted by HADC and Florida SouthWestern State College Naples Florida – Speakers will be announced on our von Arx Family Foundation S.W. Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference website at www.swfldiabetes.com
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor of the 4th Annual S.W. Florida Diabetes & Wellness Conference
The largest comprehensive conference on diabetes in Southwest Florida.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
9 AM – 4PM
at Florida Southwestern State College – Collier Campus
7505 Grand Lely Dr, Naples, FL 34113
Click here for the Volusia County Division
Welcome to Help a Diabetic Child
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.
It was at this point where HADC was formed as a non-profit public charity with a mission to raise money to purchase testing supplies and insulin for kids in need. With that mission in mind, we began to seek funding through car washes, hot dog sales, and informational tables out side of supermarkets or any other source of nickels and dimes.
Help a Diabetic Child Foundation (HADC) was awarded a Proclamation from the Board of County Commissioners of Collier County Florida & Governor Rick Scott marking November 4th 2018 the first annual Diabetes Awareness Day to raise public awareness. This date is the same day as our Diabetes & Wellness Conference on Sunday November 4th.
Who are we?
What is Type 1 Diabetes?
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease for which there is no cure. There are certain cells that sense the presence of glucose (sugar) in the blood and respond by producing insulin that serves as the “gatekeeper” to the body. In T1D and for reasons yet not clear.
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Help a Diabetic Child is committed to providing updated information relating to the treatment and cure of diabetes. This location will contain regularly updated items that will serve as a source of information to people with diabetes, their families, and friends.
How We Help?
Help a Diabetic Child, Inc has a mission to purchase blood glucose testing supplies and insulin for children and college students who are in financial distress. Without proper and regular blood testing and administration of insulin, these kids are at risk
Help A Child Today
Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease for which there is no cure. There are certain cells that sense the presence of glucose (sugar) in the blood and respond by producing insulin that serves as the “gatekeeper” to the body. In T1D and for reasons yet not clear
Insulin prices are skyrocketing, affecting families in SWFL
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