Mission: Setebaid Services, Inc. exists as a not-for-profit organization to enhance the quality of life for people with diabetes and/or other special needs by: (1) Educating people with diabetes to accept their condition and maintain good glycemic control while living normal, healthy lives; and by (2) Educating healthcare professionals and training future healthcare professionals to effectively manage and treat people with diabetes; and by (3) Enhancing research subject recruitment by providing an environment for diabetes research that will: (a.) improve the lives of people with diabetes; or (b) prevent diabetes; or (c) cure diabetes. (4) Enabling groups serving special-neeeds populations to enhance their programs.
Results: We have served over 350 families in 2012.
Target demographics: Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300-500 families of children living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)
Geographic areas served: Pennsylvania Delaware Virginia Northern York County - Dillsburg Area Cumberland County West Virginia New York Perry County Dauphin County Connecticut Maryland New Jersey Franklin County International Lebanon County National
Programs: The Harrisburg Diabetic Youth Camp (HDYC)
Camp Setebaid at Swatara
Camp Setebaid at Camp Victory
The Children's Diabetes Conference
Our daughter is Type 1 diabetic and has been served by Setebaid and has attended Camp Setebaid. The difference they are making in these childrens lives is just amazing. Their staff is very professional, organized and truly there for the children. I am so glad to have this organization right here in our back yard.
As a volunteer for Setebaid Services camping programs, I got to see first hand how many children gain valuable resources from going to camp. As a young person living with Type 1 diabetes, it is often hard to find others that can relate to your experiences with diabetes. At Setebaid camps, everyone is just like you, everyone has T1D. And a majority of the staff also lives with the disease. It is awesome walking away from a camp and knowing that you can do everything that anyone else can do. And that you are not alone in your disease. Many campers go on to become staff members and lifelong friends with others they have met at camp. Setebaid Services truly does "turn diabetes around".