Children’s Congress and Outreach Updates


Congratulations to our 2019 Children’s Congress Delegates!

Georgia has 5 Children’s Congress Delegates ready to go to DC and advocate for themselves as well as all those with T1D!  T1D siblings, MJ (10), Ty (8) and Catelin (7) are joining Hayden (16) and Malakai (10) and traveling to Washington, DC July 8th -10th to participate in JDRF’s  Children’s Congress.  There, they will have an opportunity to learn about important legislation that funds T1D research, about protecting pre-existing conditions as well as have time with their representatives to teach them about life with T1D and what they can do in DC to make life better for the millions living with T1D every day.  They will also get to meet professional athletes, actors, social media influencers and other T1D Role Models while in D.C.  Make sure to follow the JDRF Georgia Instagram page during July 8th, 9th and 10th where our CC19 Delegates will be taking over our Social Media!


See links below for more information:

Georgia Delegates:

Children’s Congress 2019:

Children’s Congress 2019 Role Models:


Happy Announcement: NEW support groups!

If you are in Dunwoody/Sandy Springs/Brookhaven, please join the Facebook Group Perimeter Area T1D Support Group.  They had their inaugural meet up Sunday July 23rd and are planning their next event in August! We are so happy to have Kim Schneller leading the group. The next meet up will be Sunday August 11th. Dan Thrailkill, a 30 year T1D veteran will be there to answer any questions you have!

Rome also has a new Support Group lead by Katelyn Hill! Their inaugural meet up is scheduled for Saturday July 27th from 10AM-12PM at Panera Bread.  Please follow the Rome, GA Type 1 Diabetes Community Facebook page for more details!

Our other established Support Groups continue to have meetups, and we are actively recruiting support group leaders all over the state! If you think you would like to learn more about being a support group leader, please email Teresa at

If you are in North Metro Atlanta, please check out these upcoming Support Group meetups:

Roswell/Johns Creek/Norcross/Suwannee Areas: Eloise Lamons leads Monthly Sunday Meetings at Moe’s in Johns Creek. Please follow the Parents of Type 1 Children in Georgia Facebook group for more details.

East Cobb/Marietta/Kennesaw:

Leader Katie DiRico Johnson is hosting a Tellus Museum Meetup Wednesday July 10th at 10:00 AM.  Please follow the East Cobb, Marietta & Kennesaw Type 1 Diabetes Families Facebook page for more details!