Who We Are
Teaching local children to manage their diabetes every day until
there is a cure. Supporting families, preventing complications
and improving lives.
The ability for all children with diabetes to live healthy,
confident and independent lives through valuable, affordable
and high quality education and support.
Diabetes Youth Services (DYS) is an
independent non-profit organization based in Maumee, Ohio.
We provide educational and supportive services for young people
with diabetes, their families, schools and communities. We
provide these services throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast
Michigan. We work in cooperation with all area hospitals, health
care providers, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), Juvenile
Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Southeastern Michigan
Diabetes Outreach Network (SEMDON). DYS does not receive funding
from these organizations, United Way, or any other public agency.
DYS services are sustained through the generous support of
individuals and corporate and community charitable contributions.
All programs are staffed by experienced pediatric diabetes
educators and are provided at low cost or for free.