Diabetes Awareness Month

Share our mission and set a monthly recurring donation so your impact can last all year long.

Understanding diabetes

A problem on the rise

Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when an individual’s blood glucose, or blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is the body’s main source of energy and comes from the food we eat. Insulin, a protein hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into cells to be used for energy. In individuals with diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough, or any, insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. In which case, glucose stays in the blood and doesn’t reach the body’s cells. Although there is no cure for diabetes, thankfully, the disease is treatable. However, managing the disease is life long commitment dependent on financial stability and substantial health insurance. 

The cost of diabetes medication, supplies, and treatment is on the rise in the United States – and so is the number of children being diagnosed each year, making our mission more important than ever. 


The first step to combating diabetes

Know the signs & symptoms

Knowing the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes is the first step of avoiding hospitalization or death due to diabetes related complications. Though diabetes is typically diagnosed in children, a person can develop these symptoms at any point in their life. Stay aware of your body and if you experience any of these symptoms, see a doctor to have your blood sugar tested immediately.

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How can you help?

We need you in order to fulfill our mission

Our work to ease the burden for children and young adults who struggle financially and emotionally while living with diabetes is only possible through the generosity of our supporters. 

We offer specific causes you can contribute towards so that you can donate where you feel most called. Each of our causes address an essential service needed to properly treat diabetes. 

Set up a recurring donation

Make your contribution last all year round

By setting up a recurring donation, you’re able to contribute to our mission throughout the whole year with auto-draft payments. Enrolling is quick and easy, and you’ll be able to set it and forget it – no need to manually give every month – your specified donation amount will be automatically applied using your preferred payment method through PayPal. There’s also no need to sign up for a PayPal account, just follow the enrollment steps below:

Step 1

Donation Amount & Frequency

Begin your enrollment in a recurring donation by clicking any donation button our website. The popup donation form will provide you the opportunity to select your preferred donation amount – either from our preset list or you can enter a custom amount – and to designate the desired frequency you’d like to donate that amount – we recommend monthly. You will need to select the small button next to “Make this donation every” in order to select the recurring donation option.  

Step 2

Complete Personal Info

Once you’ve selected your payment amount and frequency, you’ll need to enter in some brief personal information such as your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address. Once completed, click the blue “Donate Now” to complete your donation through the PayPal payment gateway. 

Step 3

PayPal Automatically Opens

Once you click “Donate Now” you will be redirected to PayPal – our authorized and secure payment gateway – to complete your transaction. Recurring donations are called “Guest Subscriptions” in the PayPal portal – do not be alarmed, this does not mean you are subscribing to PayPal or even signing up for PayPal. This only indicates you are authorizing a monthly auto draft from your payment method to be donated to Help A Diabetic Child using PayPal’s payment gateway service. Continue by filling out your payment and personal information. 

Step 4

Complete PayPal Transaction

Once you’ve filled out your payment and personal information, PayPal will ask if you would like to get a PayPal account. You can choose YES and provide a password, or choose NO and continue your use of PayPal as a guest. Either selection will not effect your recurring donation. Once complete, you will see a button to “Agree & Subscribe” – clicking this button will complete your enrollment in recurring donations for Help A Diabetic Child. PayPal will keep your financial details secure and will not share them with us or any other merchants. 

keep the generosity growing

More ways to give

Generate more impact through your existing social and  digital accounts at no cost to you!


Our supporters can leverage Facebook to rally around the kids we serve and help spread the word among their community through fundraisers.


Use AmazonSmile for all of your online purchases, select Help A Diabetic Child as your charity, and a percentage will be automatically donated.