The Barbara Davis Center in Denver, Colorado has been a center for all people with diabetes to receive care. The center began as a way to help underprivileged children with type 1 diabetes to receive care and supplies. Over the years the center has developed and written several books and added programs like classes for grandparents, for families of persons with diabetes.
One popular book that you may be familiar with is Understanding Diabetes by H. Peter Chase, otherwise known as the Pink Panther book.This one of the books in the Bag of Hope that many children with type 1 diabetes receive when they are newly diagnosed. What a great book it is! The Pink Panther book is an essential reference to understanding all things diabetes.
The Barbara Davis Center mission statement is:
Our mission is to provide state-of the-art care to children and adults with type 1 diabetes and to teach our patients how to prevent or delay complications. Our research is devoted to finding prevention, cure, and most effective treatment of diabetes and associated disorders.
Recently the center has combined with the University of Colorado Health Science Center. They still provide easy access for care and the variety of programs the center originally created. The Barbara Davis Center is still acting as a funding raising entity. You can find out more at: Barbara Davis Center.