Where Do Your Donations Go?
In order to preserve the privacy of our donors, supporters, and program participants, Children’s Diabetes Foundation has a strict policy prohibiting the sale, trade, or sharing of any personal, gift history, or contact information with any unrelated individual or organization.
Your donations to the Children’s Diabetes Foundation support diabetes care and research at the Barbara Davis Center (BDC). The BDC is currently working on 81 research studies, all of which help us gain a better understanding of diabetes and its effects on the body. Meanwhile, the BDC’s team of doctors, nurses, dietitians, optometrists, social workers, psychologists, and fellows work hard to improve the lives of thousands of patients from around the world.
The Children’s Diabetes Foundation wants you to follow your passion. If you have a particular research study, program, doctor, etc. that you want to support, we are happy to accommodate. Discuss your giving options with us by calling 303-863-1200.
Barbara Davis Center Reviews
“For the first time in my 20 years as a diabetic I felt as though I found people who truly understand. Many of the employees at the BDC either have diabetes themselves or have family members with this disease. They truly “get it”. I felt so supported, it was a huge weight off my shoulders to be with people who know what I’m going through daily. I learned more in the first 20 minutes at Barbara Davis than I’ve learned in 20 years with this disease. As a result of the amazing care I’ve received, my A1C came down from a 7.1 to a 6.4 in just 3 months. I can’t say enough about Barbara Davis and the staff-I only wish I had found them sooner.” ~Tammy
“I had my first appointment yesterday and was so impressed, they don’t just rush you through like a typical doctors office. My doctor was kind and supportive. I will definitely go back, I found an Endo that truly cares!” ~Carrie
“The Barbara Davis Center has a team of people who truly care about my child. I am forever grateful for all they have done for my son.” ~Trista
“My diabetes was out of control until I started seeing Dr. Gutin… he and the entire staff at the Adult Clinic are fantastic. It’s a 7 hour round trip drive for me to get to the appointments. They take time in answering your questions and explaining any aspects you may not understand. Appointments are always on time, and you NEVER feel rushed. If blood sugars are a little out of range, you are NEVER made to feel like a loser….they work with you and good results are cheered on. Diabetes is a life changing disease, the people at B. Davis are here to help a diabetic manage his/her disease. Special thanks to all!” ~Judy
Hispanic/Latino Diabetes Care Program
Dr. Andrea Gerard-Gonzalez joined the faculty of the Barbara Davis Center in 2013 as the Director of the Hispanic/Latino Diabetes Care Program. The Barbara Davis Center serves over 800 Latino/Hispanic pediatric patients diagnosed with T1D and their families. In the US, Hispanic children underutilize diabetes care technology and have higher HbA1c levels than non-Hispanic white children. This is likely related to language barriers, cultural barriers and the limited availability of Spanish-speaking staff and resources. Dr. Gerard-Gonzalez and the BDC team have launched a unique and innovative model of family style shared medical appointments. They are developing brand new educational materials in Spanish and are creating activities that are culturally sensitive and appropriate. The program is focused on reducing costs in high risk patients and building a strong sense of community within Colorado Latino patients with type 1 diabetes.
Helping Hand Program
This program assists families in times of exceptional need. This includes purchasing diabetes supplies, helping with travel expenses to get to appointments, and other supplemental funds as necessary. Proper supplies, education, and care allow a patient to properly manage diabetes and by bettering their care now, their risk for long term complications is much lower.
The Barbara Davis Center is currently working on 81 different reserach studies that will improve the lives of diabetics and get everyone one step closer to a cure. Here are some of of most cutting-edge research studies:
Artificial Pancreas Studies
The Barbara Davis continues to research multiple artificial pancreas systems that use continuous glucose monitors (CGM), which checks blood sugar levels every 5 minutes, to stop insulin delivery when a low blood sugar is predicted. Studies showed a 50-80% reduction in night time lows when the pump suspends insulin delivery in response to the CGM’s results. By testing multiple artificial pancreas systems, the BDC can identify and correct weak links in the proposed artificial pancreas technology by working with patients in the studies. Medtronic’s 670G was the first Artificial Pancreas system to receive FDA approval and will be launching the system in spring of 2017. Eventually, there will be multiple systems, giving patients many options.
TEDDY: The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young
The TEDDY study has been the most comprehensive effort to identify the environmental triggers (viruses, dietary factors, etc.) of type 1 diabetes. 8,677 of the most genetically at-risk newborns were enrolled in the TEDDY study for a 15-year intensive follow up. Of these participants, an astounding 1,374 people are seen at the Barbara Davis Center. The BDC is now analyzing thousands of samples and results in hopes of determining the environmental triggers that cause type 1 diabetes.Read more about BDC Research Programs
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