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:

Mid-Atlantic TypeOneNation Summit Bethesda: Saturday, March 11
TypeOneNation is an educational and networking event for anyone in the type 1 diabetes community. Registration is free and will open in January.

Mid-Atlantic TypeOneNation Summit Richmond: Saturday, March 25
TypeOneNation is an educational and networking event for anyone in the type 1 diabetes community. Registration is free and will open in January.

Off To College & Teen Transitions Webinar: Sunday, March 26 at 10:00 AM ET

TypeOneNation Summit en Español

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. Register below or 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.
March 29
April 26
May 31
June 28

Greater Blue Ridge Area T1D Support Group (IN-PERSON): 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 PM
This support group meets monthly 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. Sign up to be added to the support group mailing list. 2023 Dates: January 26, February 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22

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.


Recursos en Español

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 Events:

Returning to School with Diabetes Town Hall (Recording)

ADA Safe at School: The Rights of Students with Diabetes (Recording)

ADA Safe at School Expert Panel Round Table Discussion (Recording)

Advocacy in Action: How JDRF Advocates are a Driving Force Behind Mission Progress (Recording)

Mental Health & T1D (Recording)

JDRF Research: Efforts in Improving Lives (Recording)

TypeOneNation Summit en Español

2021 Spring TypeOneNation Virtual Summit: Living Without Limits
Access recorded presentations here.

Fall TypeOneNation Summit 2021
Access recorded presentations here.

 JDRF CEO Dr. Aaron Kowalski shares key takeaways from the American Diabetes Association’s 82nd Scientific Sessions. View the recording here.

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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