JDRF NorCal February 2023 Newsletter

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FDA Authorizes Tidepool Loop, an Automated Insulin Dosing App

Last month, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Tidepool Loop, an algorithm that can eventually be used to work with commercially available insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) for the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in people 6 years and older. JDRF, in partnership with Helmsley Charitable Trust, has been a key supporter of Tidepool. Read more.

JDRF NorCal Announces TypeOneNation Summit Speaker Lineup

Our NorCal T1D community is coming together for the TypeOneNation Summit on March 25 at The Roundhouse Conference Center at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon for a day of learning, networking, and a Youth/Teen Program. We’re thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker and a lineup of prestigious specialists who will lead a wide variety of breakout sessions:

  • Keynote: Decoding and Reprogramming T Cells with CRISPR – Dr. Alex Marson, Director of the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology and Professor in the UCSF Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.
  • It’s Not Just About the Numbers: Tackling the Emotional Side of Living with Diabetes (for T1D Adults) – Dr. Lawrence Fisher, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCSF.
  • Know your Rights: Managing T1D in Daycare, Aftercare, and Camps (for Parents and Caregivers) – Aaron Fischer, LSW
  • Food & Nutrition for T1D: What to Eat & How to Bolus – Dr. Marina Basina, Clinical Professor at Stanford University, Division of Endocrinology & Leah Groppo, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDCES
  • Parenting for Resilience (for Parents and Caregivers) – JoAnne Robb, MFT, Founder of Sweet Talk
    Using Exercise to Build Resilience – Dr. Roy Collins, Psychiatrist, former Yale Varsity Football Letterman and current Chief Resident at Stanford Healthcare, Living with T1D
  • Insulin Affordability & CIVICA’s Partnership with JDRF and the State of California – Aaron Turner-Phifer, Director of Health Policy at JDRF
  • Hooray! Teplizumab (Tzield) is Approved – Now What? – Dr. Gitelman, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UCSF
    Comparing Closed-Loop Technologies – Dr. Rayhan Lal, Adult and Pediatric Endocrinologist at Stanford University

JDRF NorCal Chapter Annual Meeting & Research Discussion on February 28
Reserve your spot today!

Join us for the JDRF Northern California Chapter Annual Meeting & Research Discussion on February 28 at The City Club of San Francisco. The event will feature a chapter and organization update, followed by a panel research discussion with Mark Anderson, MD, PhD, Professor, Diabetes Center, UCSF and Kyle Loh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology (Stem Cell), Stanford, moderated by Aaron Kowalski, PhD, JDRF’s CEO. Learn more and register today!

JDRF Game2Give Spotlight: Video Game Tycoon Turns Nostalgia into an Enterprise

Limited Run Games co-founder Josh Fairhurst is highly involved with JDRF Game2Give, a partnership with video game players, streamers, and developers to raise money to fight T1D. Josh lives with T1D and feels strongly about supporting JDRF, an organization that has had a direct impact on him. He has been busy hosting charity streams on his Twitch channel, in addition to donating collector’s edition games to JDRF Game2Give streaming events. Read his story.


Upcoming Chapter Events

JDRF NorCal Annual Meeting & Research Discussion – February 28, 2023, 5:30PM, San Francisco, CA. Register here.

JDRF Night with the Golden State Warriors – March 24, 2023, Chase Center, San Francisco, CA. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Sacramento T1D Meet-up for Families & Caregivers – March 5, 2PM, Harry Crab Park, Roseville, CA. Learn more.

JDRF TypeOneNation Summit – March 25, 2023, Roundhouse Conference Center at Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, CA. Register here.

Big Sur International Marathon – Team JDRF –  April 30, 2023, Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Learn more and register.

JDRF Tee to Table Golf, Tennis & Culinary Event – May 5, 2023, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, CASponsorships and tickets available! 

Save the Date! JDRF Hope Gala – September 30, 2023. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

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


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