To help our community stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, JDRF will be reimagining events rather than hosting in person gatherings – local details to follow.

Northern Illinois Support Groups

December 31, 2020, Dixon, IL
12:00 am

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Dixon, IL:
The Diabetes Support Group, sponsored by KSB’s Center for Diabetes Management, meets monthly in the KSB Hospital Private Dining Room (403 East First Street in Dixon, IL). Meetings alternate times and dates, and are held either the second Monday evening of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Sessions feature a specific topic and guest speaker(s). For more information call 815- 285-5973.

Quad Cities Informal Coffee/Support Group:

Do you have a child with type 1 diabetes? Are you wanting to meet other families that are going through the same thing as you? Or maybe your child is wanting to know that they are not alone in being a kid with type 1 diabetes.

You are invited to an informal get together to meet other families in the QCA who are living with children with type 1 diabetes. This group started in February 2013 and we are meeting monthly. We look forward to meeting more families in the area ourselves and hope you can join us!

RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary. Please contact us if you have questions.

Bill and Rachel Gustafson (parents of Grace, age 9, diagnosed 8/4/2011)

Julie and Marcus Quaranta (parents of Morgan, age 7, diagnosed 7/15/2011)

Rockford, IL Area:
Join the parents support group and share your trials and tribulations with other parents of children with type 1 diabetes. We will meet the 3rd Thursday of every month as an opportunity to connect with each other, share experiences, and offer support to each other as we strive to live life fully while helping our children maintain their health and happiness with the hope that one day there will be a cure.

Meetings will be held at the YMCA – Northeast Branch (8451 Orth Road, Loves Park, IL 61111), and are facilitated by Jan Juric, MSW. For more information, call (815) 494-5969.

Parents of T1D Support Group – Wauconda, IL
September 17 and October 21
6 – 9 PM
Wauconda Area Library
801 N Main Street
Wauconda, IL 60084

Please join this newly forming group to connect with others in the T1D community. To RSVP, please email Karla Dyb at


Our support groups are located throughout Illinois and do not meet at our chapter office. For more information about our support groups, contact Christine Bissler.

Dixon, IL 61021

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Christine Bissler
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