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:

TypeOneNation Summit en Español

T1D in the Workplace: Knowing Your Rights: Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 PM ET
This virtual program is part of JDRF’s No Limits Speaker Series. Daniel Phelan, Associate at Duval & Stachenfeld LLP and Founder and Chairman of Type 1 Action Foundation will speak about navigating T1D in the workplace.

On-Going Support Programs & Meetups:

T1D Connections Meet Up for Newly Diagnosed: 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM
Join your T1D community for a virtual meet & greet to connect with JDRF Mid-Atlantic volunteer leaders and other newly diagnosed families. Get advice, tips, and support from others and learn more about JDRF events, program, and research. 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.

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. Contact Carrie Zager, czager@jdrf.org or 703-489-2183 for more information.

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.
August 23
No meeting in September
October 25
November 15
December 20

Greater Blue Ridge Area T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON)
This support group meets every other month at Raleigh Court United Methodist Church in Roanoke, VA and is open to anyone living with or affected by T1D. Youth activities and childcare are available. Each meeting will feature a special guest speaker or topic. Sign up to be added to the support group mailing list. Upcoming meeting dates:
Tuesday, August 22 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, December 5 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 23 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 28 at 6:30pm

Washington County (MD) T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON): Third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM
This new support group led by Meritus Medical Center diabetes educators will meet monthly at E. Russel Hicks Middle School (1321 S Potomac St, Hagerstown) and is open to all students age 5-18 and their parents/caregivers. Contact Crystal Allison for additional information. 2023 Dates: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21, October 19, November 16, and December 21.

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.

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.

Additional virtual events from across all JDRF chapters.

Partner Events:

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.

Off to College with The Diabetes Link 2023 Speaker Series


Recursos en Español

T1D Camps in the Mid-Atlantic region (JDRF is not affiliated with any camp.)

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.

Past Event Recordings:

Returning to School with Diabetes: Recording from August 9, 2023
Hosted in partnership with Sansum Diabetes Research Institute and American Diabetes Association

Navigating the Classroom with Confidence: Back to School with T1D – Recording from Wednesday, August 16, 2023

JDRF CEO Dr. Aaron Kowalski shares key takeaways from the American Diabetes Association’s 83rd Scientific Sessions. View the recording here.

No Limits Speaker Series: Exercise and T1D (June 2023)

No Limits Speaker Series: Caregiver Session (Feb 2023)

Top Advances in FY23

TypeOneNation Summit en Español

2023 TypeOneNation Virtual Summit Recorded Sessions (Various Topics)


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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