Mid Atlantic Chapter

Mid-Atlantic T1D Connections & Education

In an effort to stay connected as a community, JDRF Mid-Atlantic is excited to offer virtual and in-person meet ups and educational 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. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently as new events will be added weekly.

Upcoming Events:

Richmond, VA Area T1D Family Meetup: Thursday, June 23 at 4:00 PM

DC Area T1D Family Meetup: Sunday, June 29 at 9:00 AM

Frederick, MD Area T1D Family Meetup: Sunday, July 17 at 12:00 PM

T1D Virtual Connections Meet Up for Newly Diagnosed: 3rd Thursday of the month at 4:00 PM
Join your T1D community for a virtual meet up to connect with other newly diagnosed families and get advice and tips from experienced T1D caregivers. This casual meeting, led by JDRF outreach volunteers, will not offer medical advice but will offer laughter, ideas, and connection! Contact Carrie Zager, czager@jdrf.org or 703-489-2183 for additional information. Children are welcome to attend however the conversation is geared towards parents/caregivers. Register here.

Bridging the Gap – T1D Teen Connections Group: 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM
JDRF Mid-Atlantic is excited to host the “Bridging the Gap” meet-up for teens ages 13-18 with T1D. Led by young adults living with T1D, this informal meet-up is an opportunity for teens to meet and talk openly about the challenges and triumphs of living with T1D. Register below or contact Carrie Zager, czager@jdrf.org or 703-489-2183 for more information. Register here.

Type 1 Diabetes Peer Support Group 
Are you living with T1D or parenting a child with T1D? Join us for an informal conversation to share information and connect with others in the T1D community. Bring questions or topics you would like to discuss. Before the Covid-19 pandemic this group met monthly at Suburban Hospital. We are now meeting virtually via Zoom. Click the dates below to register or contact Barbara Kahl at kahldolan@gmail.com or 301-530-3656 for more information.
June 29
July 27
August – No meeting
Sept 28
Oct 26
Nov 16
December – No meeting

Roanoke Area T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON): 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM
This support group is starting monthly meetings at Raleigh Court United Methodist Church and is open to anyone living with or affected by T1D. Youth activities and childcare are available and dinner is provided. Sign up to be added to the support group mailing list or click here for more information.

Reunión Virtual Para Adultos y Familias con Diabetes Tipo 1 en Español
Este evento se repite el segundo miércoles de cada mes. Este evento tiene lugar en la hora del Pacífico. Este evento es gratis. Más información.

Ask the Therapist Virtual Series: 1st Wednesday of the month at 11:00 AM ET / 8:00 AM PT
Joanne Robb, a marriage and family therapist and mother of three – two of whom live with T1D – wants to help families gain the skills and knowledge they need to address the mental health impact and toll T1D takes on the entire family. Bring your questions and meet others in the T1D community for this informal call. Register here.

TypeOneNation Virtual Summits
JDRF’s TypeOneNation Virtual Summit is now a year-long program, offering one educational session the first Thursday of every month to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes (T1D). 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 – all from the comfort of your own home.  Register here.

Additional virtual events from across all JDRF chapters.


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

Find T1D clinical trials in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Partner Events:

Friends for Life 2022 Orlando

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.

Past Events:

No Limits Virtual Speaker Series: Balancing Sports/Exercise & Glucose Control

No Limits Virtual Speaker Series: Food, Nutrition and T1D

TypeOneNation Virtual Summit
Did you miss JDRF’s TypeOneNation Summit on November 1, 3 and 4? No worries! Our platform will remain open through December 10th for you to watch any sessions you missed. Register here to watch.

Returning to School with Diabetes Virtual Town Hall
Read a summary of the program, view the recording, and find additional back to school resources here.

TypeOneNation Summit: Viviendo sin Limites
¡El primer TypeOneNation Virtual Summit en Español fue un día increíble, educativo y lleno de diversión! Aprendimos juntos sobre lo último en investigación, disfrutamos de sesiones motivadoras y de opiniones de expertos. Además, logramos conectar con otras personas con DT1 alrededor del mundo. En caso de que te lo hayas perdido, o si deseas ver otra vez algunas de las sesiones, el contenido estará disponible hasta el día 31 de agosto. ¡Revisa las sesiones que pudiste haberte perdido y ve nuevamente algunas de tus favoritas!

JDRF CEO Dr. Aaron Kowalski shares key takeaways from the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Scientific Sessions. View the recording here.

Helping Kids Talk T1D with Peers: CDE Offers Expert Tips
During a recent JDRF Facebook Live event, Shaina Hatchell, BSN, RN, CDE discussed her forthcoming children’s book “Shia Learns about Insulin” and how it can help children living with T1D share their experiences with peers. Please enjoy the recording of Shaina’s talk.

Other fun (and free) activities:

Questions or Ideas:

Please contact Carrie Zager, Director of Outreach & Community Engagement, at czager@jdrf.org or 703-489-2183.

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