PDN Membership

Parents' Diabetes Network of SE Michigan - JDRF Coffee Network



Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - is a leader in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder of and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. 



American Diabetes Association - Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.  We lead the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fight for those affected—by diabetes.  We fund research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes.  We deliver services to hundreds of communities.  We provide objective and credible information.  We give voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes.



Islets of Hope

Islets of Hope is an organization dedicated to providing free access to an online community of discussion lists for diabetes related topics and a chat forum for its members.  It also underwrites insulin pumps for underinsured mellitus patients (IPump.org) and provides information on studies, research, drugs, treatment, and current events in the diabetes world.


Children with Diabetes

Children with Diabetes is an online community for kids, families and adults with diabetes.


Type-1 Diabetes TrialNet

Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes.

TrialNet was established in response to the Surgeon General's Report Healthy People 2010. This report identified diabetes as a national health objective for the Nation. In response to the report, Congress created the Diabetes Research Working Group (DRWG) to develop a plan for diabetes research. One recommendation of the DRWG was to conduct additional research studies (clinical trials) to prevent type 1 diabetes.


Insulin Pumpers 

Insulin Pumpers provides information and support for adults and children with diabetes and their families interested in insulin pump therapy.  There is a special section devoted to children with diabetes and the stories about how an insulin pump has changed their lives.



Juvenation is a vibrant social network created especially for and by people with type 1 diabetes and their loved ones. It was launched by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) on World Diabetes Day, November 14, 2008, and was funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk through its Changing Diabetes© leadership initiative.

Juvenation is open to anyone over the age of 13. If you are under 13 and looking to connect with kids your age with diabetes, check out JDRF’s Pen Pals site – you’ll love it! (But be sure to come back to Juvenation when you turn 13!)