Mid Atlantic Chapter

T1D Virtual Connections & Education

In an effort to stay connected as a community, JDRF Mid-Atlantic is excited to offer virtual meet ups and educational events to support our local T1D community. We will 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:

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 703-489-2182 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. Register below or contact Barbara Kahl at kahldolan@gmail.com or 301-530-3656 for more information.
September 29
October 27
November 17
December 15

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.

Additional virtual events from across all JDRF chapters.

Partner Events:

How To Feel Better Living with T1D: Thursday, September 30 at 1:00 PM EST
Does living with T1D feel really hard? Here’s a free webinar which can help you learn how to feel better living with T1D by changing your mindset in three simple steps. Lauren Rapaport, a JDRF Mid-Atlantic board member and T1D mindset coach, will show you how suffering over T1D – the frustration, shame, and worry – is so often optional. Register at www.tinyurl.com/T1Dfeelbetter.

Friends for Life Fall 2021: November 9-14, 2021

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.

Screenside Chats with Children With Diabetes

College Diabetes Network Virtual Events

DiabetesWise virtual town hall events

Past Events:

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.

JDRF TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – Watch On Demand
View recorded sessions from the April 23rd virtual event here.

JDRF New Family Rally
This program featured stories from local T1D families and chapter volunteers as well a presentation from Dr. Christine Wang, a psychologist at Children’s National Hospital. View 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:

Future Event Topics:

We are currently working to add more virtual connections meetups and educational webinars including:

    • Clinical Trials
    • Diabetes Technology
    • Advocacy
    • Health Insurance
    • Suggest your own topic you would like to see (contact info below)

Questions or Ideas:

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

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