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: 1st and 3rd Thursdays 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! Register here for an upcoming virtual meet up or 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.

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.
April 14
May 12
June 9

Type 1 Diabetes Peer Support Group: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM
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.
March 24
April 28
May 26
June 23

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.

JDRF TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – Saturday, April 24 at 12:00 PM EST
JDRF’s TypeOneNation Virtual Summit: Living Without Limits will bring together the T1D community for day of education and interactive experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to attend sessions on topics that matter most to you, interact with our lineup of powerful speakers, learn about the latest research advancements from T1D experts and connect with peers from across the country. There is no cost to attend. Register here.

JDRF One Walk: Sunday, May 23
This year we will walk virtually as one community while celebrating our stories, recognizing our accomplishments, and changing the future for everyone living with T1D. Register at walk.jdrf.org and share the story behind every step you take!

Additional virtual events from across all JDRF chapters.

Past Events:

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.

COVID-19 Vaccines & T1D with Dr. Justin Gregory, Vanderbilt University
A recording of this Facebook Live event can be found here.

COVID-19 & T1D: School & Employment Rights
A recording of this Facebook Live event can be found here.

Returning to School with T1D
Highlights and the recording of the virtual town hall here.

Transitioning to College Life with T1D
A recording of this Facebook Live event with the College Diabetes Network can be found 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.


Partner Events:

Screenside Chats with Children With Diabetes

College Diabetes Network Virtual Events (on going)

DiabetesWise virtual town hall events (on-going)

Other fun (and free) activities:

Future Event Topics:

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

    • Adults with T1D meetups
    • Teens with T1D meetups
    • 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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