JDRF NorCal April 2023 Newsletter

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JDRF Northern California Advocates to be Honored at 2023 Tee to Table Event
We’re excited to honor all JDRF Northern California Advocates at our upcoming Tee to Table event on May 5th at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay! Read about this passionate group of volunteers who have raised their voices and contributed to many wins for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community over the years. And join us on May 5th! Tickets and sponsorships are available at jdrf.org/norcal/t2t.

►►► Advocacy Action Alert! The Federal Government’s Special Diabetes Program (SDP) which provides $150 million a year for T1D research is up for renewal. Please send a message to your Members of Congress encouraging them to sign the SDP letter of support TODAY!

Insulin Affordability Update: Manufacturers Reduce Insulin Prices
It’s been a very busy time in insulin affordability. The $35 insulin cap for Medicare Part D went into effect at the beginning of 2023. Last month, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, and Sanofi all announced reductions to the cost of their insulins. And Civica Insulin Project is on track to produce the first of three biosimilar insulins, starting next year, for $30 per vial and $55 for a box of five pens–and Civica will be serving as the insulin manufacturer for California’s CalRx Biosimilar Insulin Initiative. Read more.

National Volunteer Week is April 16-22!
We’re thrilled to to celebrate our outstanding volunteer partners during National Volunteer Week, April 16-22. These passionate community members tirelessly give their time and talents to help make progress in T1D research and advocacy. Thank you to all JDRF volunteers! Watch for special highlights throughout the week on our social media:  FacebookTwitterInstagram, LinkedIn.

365 No Days Off for T1D: June 7-11
People who live with T1D don’t get a single day off. For all 365 days of the year, they live through an unrelenting cycle of blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and decisions. That’s why for five straight days from June 7-11, we’re taking the challenge to be active and truly take “no days off” to honor everyone living with T1D. Ready to join us? Visit Team.jdrf.org/NoDaysOff.

New Recordings of our JDRF NorCal Chapter’s Annual Meeting & Research Discussion and TypeOneNation Summit
In February, we held our JDRF Northern California Chapter Annual Meeting & Research Discussion in San Francisco. If you were unable to attend, or would like to revisit the compelling research discussion, a recording is available on our YouTube channel. In March, we held our TypeOneNation Summit in San Ramon. Recordings of the keynote and all eight breakout sessions are available on YouTube.


Upcoming Chapter Events

2023 JDRF Ride – cyclists of all levels join Rides throughout the year at stunning destinations across the country or through My Ride options. Learn more and register today at ride.jdrf.org.

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff – April 22, 2023, St. Helena, CA, Chef Mark Dommen has chosen JDRF as a charity beneficiary of the event. Get tickets.

Modesto Nuts Baseball Game – April 29, 2023, for families in Modesto and surrounding areas. For more information please contact Paola Reynoso reynosopaola89@gmail.com

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. Our April session is presented by RxSugar.

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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