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Support Diabetes Research​ at the PDRC​


"A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes is a devastating event for a child. Suddenly, each day revolves around finger pricks, insulin injections and strict dietary restrictions. School, sports, field trips, sleepovers, birthday parties - all are impacted by the need for intensive glucose monitoring and control. I know. I've had type 1 diabetes for 50 years. Until this disease is cured, everyone affected by it will continue to suffer. That's why I am an active partner in the UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center - and why I urge you to join us."  --David Winkler

The annual cost of managing diabetes and its complications is estimated at more than $130 billion in the U.S. alone. Your donation will be an investment in a future in which these costs - and the human toll that diabetes takes on young patients and their families each and every day - are a thing of the past.

Through expanded education, nutritional counseling, health screenings and much more, the PDRC will enable children with diabetes to live normal lives. But ultimately, our goal must be to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes.

There are many ways to make a donation and many researchers, projects and equipment needs to support. For information on making a gift, please donate online or contact Jesse Rodriguez at (858) 822-7844 or email:​​.

You may also support the PDRC with a gift of securities, annuities, or bequests. For more information, visit our Planned Giving page.

"We are grateful for the generous gifts from donors to the PDRC and hope to welcome you into this network of caring people who are truly making a difference." - Gabriel Haddad, MD, Chair of the UCSD Department of Pediatrics