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Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana

Last Update:12/15/2016
Address:817 S. Tibbs Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46241
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To encourage, educate and entertain children with Type I diabetes from throughout the state of Indiana.

Program Description

Every summer, children ages 7-15 from throughout Indiana, swim, hike, explore creeks, and climb high ropes just like any other boy or girl at camp. They also poke, prick, test, count carbohydrates and learn what they need to do to live a vibrant, healthy life with diabetes.

Camp provides a unique chance for these children to meet others facing the same problems in a "support group" like atmosphere. The DYF provides a full camp program that involves athletic and social activities. The only difference is that a huge volunteer staff of physicians, nurses and dietitians are closely involved with the day-to-day activities of the campers to ensure their medical well-being. This relaxed, informal and peer-supported situation is ideal for teaching diabetes management techniques.

Besides our residential camp, the DYF also provides several family camp weekends throughout the year. These mini retreats offer families with younger children an opportunity to “try out” camp. For older children with diabetes, the DYF offers a Counselor In Training (CIT) program and an adventure teen program.


It costs the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana more than $1000 to provide services to one child at camp for one week. However, the Foundation only charges $500 per child per week. In 2013, we provided additional financial aid to another 45% of campers.

Our organization will not turn a child away from any program due to inability to pay. We are only able to help the children we do by the support of individuals, businesses and Foundations.

Counties Serviced
Entire State
7172 Graham Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 E-Mail:

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