Mid Atlantic Chapter

Mid-Atlantic T1D Connections & Education

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. You can find additional events at jdrf.org/midatlantic

Upcoming Events:

TypeOneNation Summit en Español

Children’s National Off To College Program: Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 PM

Washington National JDRF Night: Saturday, June 8 at 4:00 PM

Richmond Area Adults with T1D Meetup: Friday, June 28 at 5:30 PM

TypeOneNation Summit Richmond: Saturday, September 14 from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

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 hosts “Bridging the Gap” monthly 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. Click the dates below to register or contact Barbara Kahl at kahldolan@gmail.com or 301-530-3656 for more information.
May 21
June 26

Richmond T1D Meet-Up (IN PERSON) 
Join other T1D families for an informal meet-up the 3rd Saturday of the month at 10:30AM at the Innsbrook Starbucks in Glen Allen. Contact Jess Allston, jallston@jdrf.org for additional info or to RSVP.

DMV Area T1D Meet-Up (IN PERSON) 
Join other T1D families for an informal meet-up the 3rd Sunday of the month at 10:30AM at the Plaza America Reston Starbucks. Contact Jess Allston, jallston@jdrf.org for additional info or to RSVP.

Hampton Roads T1D Meet-Up (IN PERSON)
Join other T1D families for an informal meet-up the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at Cafe Stella in Norfolk. Upcoming meet-up dates: February 15, March 21, April 18, May 16.

Greater Blue Ridge Area T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON)
This support group meets every other month at Carilion Children’s at Tanglewood Mall 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 (all meetings at 6:30 PM): December 5, January 23, February 27, March 26, and May 28.

Greater Blue Ridge Women with T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON)
A monthly support group for women of all ages with T1D. Contact Sally Southard for meeting dates and times.

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. Recordings from 2023 programs at the link above. 


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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