Virtual Connections

We’re bringing experts from across the country to you with a series of virtual educational events to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. Meet and learn from new speakers, engage with other families and individuals with T1D and expand your knowledge on topics important to you – all from the comfort of your own home. To stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in T1D treatment options, view the educational resources provided by our national TypeOneNation Summit sponsors.

Virtual Events

Twisted Tuesday on Twitch: Interview with Dr. Amber Wheeler

July 7th | 4:00 pm PT
Speaker: Madi Sheik, newly diagnosed adult with T1D will interview Dr. Amber Wheeler, endocrinologist at Kaiser San Francisco

Have you ever wondered what is going through the mind of your endocrinologist?  Why did they choose this profession?  How do they gain their patient’s trust when they don’t have T1D themselves?  How has their job changed since COVID-19?  Tune in to JDRF’s Twitch TV channel to hear more!


“Sweet” Tips for Summer: Champion Chat with Tanner Barton

July 9th | Time: 7:30 pm ET
Speakers: Tanner Barton, Head Swimming & Diving Coach at Anderson University.  Tanner was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 8.  He is a former three-time State of Ohio champion in the Butterfly events, NCAA Division 1 Varsity swimmer and four-year conference finalist in the 200 Butterfly at Ball State University. 

Learn how to manage T1D during the heat of summer, keep your tech on both in and out of the pool and take on challenges while balancing blood sugar.


Open Dialogue with Katherine A. Gallagher, Ph.D.

July 9th | 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT
Speaker: Dr. Katherine Gallagher is a pediatric psychologist who specializes in working with kids and teens with diabetes and their families.

oin JDRF and other T1D families and caregivers for an open conversation with Dr. Gallagher, Ph.D.  Please submit any complex topics or questions you’d like Dr. Gallagher to address by July 6.  Email Amanda at


T1D 101 for Caregivers

July 14th | Time: 7:00 pm ET
Speakers: Sheila Dennehy, RN, MSN, CDCES

Grab your support team to learn the basics of T1D management. This basic care program is designed for grandparents, babysitters, coaches, school paraprofessionals and/or any other caregiver to support your loved one living with T1D. Join us and let JDRF help your friend, family member or school staff navigate life with T1D.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Supporting Sponsors

Dexcom, Inc. empowers people to take control of diabetes through innovative continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Dexcom has emerged as a leader of diabetes care technology. By listening to the needs of users, caregivers, and providers, Dexcom simplifies and improves diabetes management around the world. Get Started Today

Insulet Corporation, headquartered in Massachusetts, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes and other conditions easier through the use of its Omnipod product platform. 


For more than 30 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes.

Medtronic is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health. 

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone-related disorders, and obesity. 

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The Company takes an innovative, user-centric approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. 

At Xeris, we believe that easy-to-use medicines can have a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families. That’s why we’re studying ready-to-use liquid glucagon, but that’s just the beginning. Learn how our technology is unlocking the potential of today’s medicines.