Greater New York City Chapter

Community Events

In an effort to stay connected as a community, JDRF Greater NYC is excited to continue to offer virtual meet ups and resources, as well as in-person events, to support our local T1D community. We offer T1D support and networking programs for newly diagnosed families and individuals, parents of children with T1D, and adults with T1D, as well educational sessions on research, advocacy, virtual fundraising, and more. Check back often as new events will be added!

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Upcoming Events

E-Meet & Greet
Parents of children new to T1D meet weekly for an hourly virtual session and connect with an Outreach Volunteer. Outreach Volunteers are the voice of experience and share lessons learned since diagnosis to help you navigate life with T1D.
Every Wednesday

Parents of Toddlers
This group brings together parents of little ones with T1D for a group discussion based on common challenges and triumphs. Our sessions include a Diabetes Care and Educational Specialist and Social Worker who share their expertise.
July 21 | August 18

Office Hours- Off to College!
Join JDRF in partnership with Diabetes Care and Educational Specialists, to help prepare students with T1D for life at college. Resources will be shared to help manage the challenging transition to independence at college. We recommend parents and students register separately, as there will be break out rooms for each group.
June 27

Ask the Therapist
JoAnne Robb is pleased to partner with JDRF to offer Ask the Therapist, a virtual quarterly series designed for parents/caretakers of children with T1D. As a psychotherapist, experienced T1D coach, and mother of three- two of whom live with T1D, she will help you think through your concerns and offer concrete and practical guidance.
June 29 | September 28 | December 14

Beyond Type 1 Community Table: Getting Real About Eating Disorders + Body Image
Every month, all year long, Beyond Type 1 will be hosting conversations around under-discussed issues facing the diabetes community, bringing to the table community members, experts, and healthcare providers. Register here.
Thursday, July 29 (8:00 PM EST/5:00 PM PST) via Zoom and Facebook Live

JDRF’s No Limits® Speaker Series
JDRF’s No Limits Virtual Speaker Series is designed exclusively for newly diagnosed parents, caregivers and individuals.
August 16: Nutrition | November 15: Exercise

The Greater NYC Chapter invites you to join us on Saturday, September 17th at the Culinary Institute of America for the TypeOneNation Summit Meet & Greet with Gary Scheiner, T1D Specialist. This event will include an Exhibitor Fair with JDRF’s National sponsors of technology and product innovation companies. Registration opening soon!

Caregivers Course
JDRF in partnership with a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, will share the basics of diabetes, how to manage it and the technologies used in its treatment. Gain knowledge and understanding of T1D, so you are empowered when you have a loved one in your care.
September 26 

TypeOneNation Virtual Summits
Experts from across the country will join us each month to share their knowledge on important topics that affect those of us living with or caring for someone with T1D. Meet and learn from new speakers, engage with other families and individuals with T1D and expand your knowledge on topics important to you.
July 7: Research Highlights from ADA Scientific Sessions
August 4: Living Well with T1D at All Ages & Stages
September 1: Exercise & T1D
October 6: Improving Lives Research Update & T1D Product Showcase Sessions
November 3: Nutrition & T1D
December 1: Motivational Moments with T1D Community Members

TypeOneNation Summit en Español
El TypeOneNation Virtual Summit de JDRF es ahora un programa que se llevará a cabo durante todo el año y en el que se impartirá una sesión educativa el primer miercoles de cada mes para ayudarte a ti y a tus seres queridos a vivir bien con diabetes tipo 1 (DT1). Cada mes, participarán junto con nosotros expertos de todo el país para compartir sus conocimientos sobre temas importantes que tienen impacto en la vida de quienes vivimos con diabetes tipo 1 o para quienes cuidamos de alguien con DT1. Conoce y aprende de los nuevos conferencistas, participa junto con otras familias y personas con DT1 y amplía tus conocimientos sobre temas importantes para ti, todo desde la comodidad de tu propia casa.
6 de julio, 6pm CT: Aspectos destacados de la investigación de las sesiones científicas de la ADA
3 de agosto, 6pm CT – Etapas de la vida: vivir con diabetes tipo 1 en la escuela
7 de septiembre, 6pm CT – Mejores prácticas para la adolescencia
5 de octubre, 6pm CT – Actualización de la investigación de Improving Lives y sesiones de presentación de productos para la DT1
2 de noviembre, 6pm CT – Atletas jóvenes y DT1, consejos de nuestros compañeros
7 de diciembre, 6pm CT – Consejos y trucos para comidas deliciosas

JDRF Greater NYC One Walks
Our local One Walks are back in-person this fall! Register today to join your T1D community and be part of the largest T1D event in the world.
New York City, NY – September 24th
Staten Island, NY– October 16th
Westchester, NY – October 22nd
Long Island, NY – October 23rd

Virtual Resources

virtual library of our most popular topics, from psychosocial support to exercise and wellbeing, research, newly diagnosed resources and more.

Community Table, presented by the JDRF-Beyond Type 1 Alliance
Conversations around under-discussed issues facing the diabetes community, bringing to the table community members, experts, and healthcare providers.


Please contact Betsy Paffmann,, Senior Manager, Community Engagement.

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