HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us at Family Camp this year! For your quick reference, here are links to resources we discussed at camp: Brave Buddies Fall Retreat Community Programs Inhaled Insulin Study Flyer Camp Store Support DYF! Thank you again for joining us. We hope to see you at another program soon! … Continue reading Family Camp Resources!
We at DYF are thrilled to share that DYF Board Member and long-time medical volunteer, Mary Massella, has been named 2023 Mother of the Year by the City of Oakland. Oakland’s Mother of the Year Award was initiated in 1954 to publicly honor an Oakland citizen whose contributions to the community symbolize the finest traditions of … Continue reading Mary Massella Hernandez named 2023 Mother of the Year!
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Big shout out to Michael Shelver, DYF alum, former staff, and amazing community member, for his feature in Men’s Health! Michael was kind enough to mention DYF in his interview on coping with stress and anxiety with a chronic condition. It wasn’t until he found a community of teens also living with type 1, through … Continue reading DYF Mention in Men’s Health
In a typical year, we would spend this time putting the final touches on our camper and staff applications, answering your questions about which program is right for you, and looking forward to seeing the list of names as you register. Unfortunately, this is not a typical year. There are a number of hurdles that … Continue reading 2021 programs update
As we bid a fond farewell to our friends at Carb DM, we are excited to share that Brave Buddies has found a new home with DYF. We are thrilled to host this incredible online support group and informational resource for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Founded in 2000, Brave Buddies focuses on … Continue reading Brave Buddies Finds a New Home with DYF!
Bring the joy of camp into your home and come together with our DYF community around the (virtual) campfire! Friday, July 10th at 6:30pm PDT Everyone is invited! RSVP HERE Would you like to perform? We welcome submissions of songs, skits, jokes, magic tricks, etc. Acts can be pre-recorded or performed live. All performances must … Continue reading Join us 7/10 for our Remote Campfire!
Alongside the JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance, DYF is sharing recommendations for people with diabetes during COVID-19, aiming to curb the spread of COVID-19 and protect those most vulnerable. April 28, 2020 – Together with the world’s leading diabetes organizations, DYF is sharing guidance on high-impact COVID-19 prevention recommendations for people with diabetes. The … Continue reading DYF Joins Global Effort to Reduce Risk For People with Diabetes During COVID-19 Pandemic
Dear Friends, Throughout our 83-year history, DYF has weathered many challenges. Since our founding during the Great Depression, we have faced, and survived, war rationing in WWII, the fire of 1947, the relocation and creation of our beloved Bearskin Meadow Camp, and so much more. We persevered through these obstacles because children and families depend … Continue reading Help Our Light Shine Bright
Dear DYF Community, First and foremost, please know that nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community. It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that DYF has made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person 2020 summer camp programs. We are profoundly disappointed as we … Continue reading 2020 Summer Programs Update