Improving the lives of High Plains children and young adults with diabetes through education, research, and social support.


Our Mission

The Diabetes Foundation of the High Plains' mission is to support families with children who have diabetes. These efforts will include immediate assistance for families suddenly affected by a diagnosis of diabetes, as well as ongoing assistance to help families adjust to this unexpected and life-altering diagnosis.


Founded in August of 2014, the Diabetes Foundation of the High Plains grew from the passionate support of Will Rogers Range Riders and Texas Panhandle families affected by Type 1 diabetes. The Foundation is the realization of the career-long dreams of Dr. Alison Lunsford and Sue Rankin to love, support, and meet the needs of local children suffering from diabetes.