Vertex Provides an Update on the VX-880 Clinical Trial

VX-880 is the name of the Vertex therapy undergoing clinical testing. It uses stem cell-derived beta cells to try to restore the body’s ability to produce insulin, in combination with immunosuppressive therapy to protect the cells from rejection. Vertex published a press release with many updates on their Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of VX-880, which has shown positive results but has been put on Clinical Hold by the FDA. Read more

NorCal Advocates Use their Voices for JDRF 2022 Government Day

It’s more than just one day! JDRF’s Government Day is held every spring, with dedicated Advocacy volunteers using the most powerful tools they have — their own personal stories — to communicate the financial, medical and emotional costs of T1D to our nation’s leaders. This year, JDRF Advocacy volunteers attended over 400 meetings with federal lawmakers across the United States to help secure Federal funding for T1D research and inform health and regulatory policy. Locally, our Advocacy volunteers coordinated 13 meetings. Read more.

Celebrating T1D Moms this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 8th and we’re excited to recognize all the amazing moms in our community this month:

In Loving Memory of Kip Hawley, Founding Member of the former JDRF Monterey Branch

We are saddened that longtime supporter and friend of JDRF, Kip Hawley, passed away in March. Fellow Founding Member of the former JDRF Monterey Branch, Sandra Silvestri, has written a heartfelt tribute. Read now. 

Upcoming Chapter Events

JDRF Tee to Table – May 13, 2022, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
SOLD OUT! Please email Frank Bitonte to be included on our waitlist for golf spots and dinner party tickets. Presented by Devcon Construction, Inc. To make a Fund A Cure contribution, please donate here.

Special E-Meet & Greet for Expectant & New Moms
– 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET, May 19, 2022, Zoom
We will connect with T1D Sugar Mommas founder, Brooke Gibson and discuss issues around living with T1D while trying to become pregnant, while pregnant or entering into new motherhood. Moderated by Sugar Momma, Falyn Shilts. Learn more and register.

Wine About Diabetes: Driving Fore a Cure – July 30, 2022, Roseville, CA
Golf Tournament benefiting JDRF at Timber Creek Golf Course. Learn more.

JDRF Hope Gala – September 24, 2022, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
This lively and elegant fundraising event draws social, business and civic leaders from around the Bay Area and Northern California. Learn more at

JDRF Ride – Six beautiful destinations and My Ride opportunities across the U.S. with local training events throughout 2022. All levels welcome! Learn more and register at

JDRF One Walk, NorCal – November, 2022
We’ll be in person at California’s Great America in Santa Clara!
Stay tuned for more details and the date.

Recurring Outreach Events:

E-Meet & Greets: Monthly Zoom Meetups – Rotating Wednesdays, 12pm PT
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Under the Age of 5
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Ages 5-12
Parents and Caregivers of Children with T1D Ages 13-21
Adults Living with T1D

Reunión Virtual Para Adultos y Familias con Diabetes Tipo 1 en Español – Segundo Miércoles, 5-6pm PT
Registrar aquí.

T1D Teen Connect Monthly Meetup – Third Wednesdays, 5-6pm PT
Register for the next T1D Teen Connect.

Ask the Endo Monthly Sessions – Third Tuesdays, 8-9am PT
Register for the next Ask the Endo.

Ask the Therapist Monthly Sessions – First Wednesdays, 8-9am PT
Register for the next Ask the Therapist.

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Meetings – First Wednesdays, 6pm PT
Register for the next YLC Monthly Meeting.

TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – First Thursdays
Register for the series. En español, regístrar aquí.

Special Announcements & Resources

  • Become a JDRF Advocate! Help secure Federal funding for T1D research, and inform health and regulatory policy. Visit
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  • Clinical Trials: Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to curing, preventing and treating T1D and its complications. Learn more
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Seattle, WA 98161