We help childrenwith Type 1 Diabetesfeel like a kid again
Help A Diabetic Child (HADC) purchases diabetes medical supplies, insulin, medical office visits, and mental health services for children and college students with Type 1 Diabetes whose families struggle to afford these life-sustaining services.
For our Founders,the HADC purposeis a personal one
On December 22, 2010, Tami & Joe Balavage’s 16-year-old son, Michael, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The diagnosis quickly taught them two very important lessons. The first; this disease would redefine how Michael lives his daily life, and the second; the cost of managing the disease would be a great financial burden, even with health insurance.
Three years later, Tami & Joe founded Help A Diabetic Child to help provide financial stability and emotional comfort for families devastated by a Type 1 diagnosis.
How we help
Our purpose in action
We work with pharmacies and distributors of diabetic medical supplies to lower our operating costs and help more children get life-saving insulin and medical supplies.
We coordinate and negotiate to pay reduced rates for visits with Endocrinologists and Psychologists so a child can get the physical and mental care they need.
We provide helpful resources and community programs to support individuals as they continue to manage their diabetes.
Meet our leadership team
STORIES FROM OUR COMMUNITY
We provide thousands of units of insulin and supplies every year.
Continuous Glucose Monitors
Help us provide 10 children with a year’s supply of Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs). All donations go directly to making a difference for children with diabetes.
Vials of Insulin
Insulin is the most critical and expensive medication prescribed to help manage diabetes. Contribute to our insulin fund so that no child with diabetes should ever have to go without it.