West Suburban Support Groups

December 31, 2022, Chicago, IL
12:00 am

West Suburban Support Groups

Darien/Downers Grove, IL:
Would you like the opportunity to speak with other families dealing with diabetes? This group is geared towards parents of young and teenage children with type 1 diabetes. If you are interested in attending, please contact Tamra Carl at tamracarl@hotmail.com.

Touched by Type 1 in Geneva/St. Charles, IL:
Would you like the opportunity to speak with other families dealing with diabetes? Touched by Type 1 is a group of parents who are dedicated to helping each other via email, monthly dinners, smaller interest group coffees and get togethers, and Facebook. The group meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm at The Country House (Kirk and Fayban Pkwy in Geneva). If you are interested in learning more about this group, please  email Melissa Laskey atMelissa_laskey@hotmail.com. This group also has a type 1/celiac subgroup – for more information on this sub-group, please contact Anne Marie Anderson at anneimator@sbcglobal.net.

Tweens & Teens Take Control – Oak Park, IL:
Join us! This group provides active fun for ages 8-18 with type 1 diabetes and discussion for parents. Parents of younger kids are encouraged to attend. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:45-8:30 PM. The gatherings are held at the West Cook YMCA (255 S. Marion St. in Oak Park, IL). The meetings are free and open to the public, but please RSVP before attending to gilmorefamily2@comcast.net.


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

1 East Wacker Drive
Ste. 1400
Chicago, IL 60601

Event Contact

Lindsey McCarthy
312-423-7197 | lriley@jdrf.org

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