JDRF NorCal October 2023 Newsletter

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JDRF One Walk, NorCal Contest Alert! Become an Instant V1P

V1P status is awarded to JDRF One Walk participants who individually raise $1,000 or more, and they get superstar treatment on Walk Day! V1Ps receive our V1P lanyard and collectible lapel pin, exclusive access to V1P parking and the V1P Lounge in the Walk Village, plus goody bags and special refreshments! Thanks to Grapevine Podcasters for Good Group , NorCal walkers have the opportunity to become an Instant V1P by securing the greatest number of single donations from unique donors by 11:59pm PT tonight! Learn more about the contest.

► The JDRF One Walk, NorCal takes place on November 5 at California’s Great America in Santa Clara. There’s still plenty of time to register and start fundraising! Visit walk.jdrf.org/norcal.

Abbott Acquires Bigfoot Biomedical

Abbott has completed the acquisition of Bigfoot Biomedical, maker of Bigfoot Unity, a smart insulin management system that features the first FDA-cleared connected insulin pen caps that turn data from a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) into clear and reliable insulin dosing recommendations displayed right on the insulin pen cap. Bigfoot is led by former JDRF CEO Jeffrey Brewer, and the JDRF T1D Fund invested in Bigfoot. Read the press release.

Spanish Language T1D Clinical Trial Search Tool Now Available

JDRF has partnered with Antidote and Beyond Type 1 to launch the first-ever Spanish language clinical trial search tool for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This tool will make it easier for Spanish-speaking members of the T1D community to find and enroll in clinical trials, and help drive research progress forward. Learn more.

JDRF Advocates in Action Council (AAC) Now Accepting Applications for 2024

The  JDRF Advocates in Action Council (AAC) is a group of young adults, ages 18-26, who are business professionals, community leaders, and engaged students. These up-and-comers actively support the advancement of JDRF’s advocacy priority areas, spread awareness of T1D within their communities, and inspire young people to use their voices and share their stories with key decision makers. Applications are now open through November 30 with the term officially beginning in January, 2024. Learn more and apply at  aac.jdrf.org.

No Tricks! JDRF’s 2023 Guide to Halloween Treats

For parents of kids with T1D, worrying about how to manage blood sugar during this candy-fueled holiday can make Halloween a little spooky. JDRF is here to help! Our easy-to-use Halloween guide will ensure both you and your kids have a fun and safe holiday. Read more.

Upcoming Chapter Events

JDRF Walktoberfest / One Walk Kickoff– October 11, San Francisco, Presented by JDRF YLC NorCal, family-friendly, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Register here.

Shop at Veronica Beard on October 12 and Give Back to JDRF! Please join us on October 12 at the Veronica Beard Larkspur store from 1:00pm – 3:00pm or the San Francisco store from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for sips, shopping and giving back. 20% of all sales from the day will be donated back to JDRF! For more info and to RSVP, please contact Marcus Wonacott at mwonacott@jdrf.org.

The T1D Dads Barber Shop Talk – October 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, free on Zoom. Register here.

JDRF Research Roadshow – Roseville – October 17, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Maidu Community Center, free event. Learn more and RSVP.

JDRF Research Roadshow – Burlingame – November 1, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Burlingame Public Library, free event. Learn more and RSVP.

JDRF One Walk, NorCal – November 5, California’s Great America, Santa Clara. Register at walk.jdrf.org/norcal.

T1D Partner Support Group – November 28, 6:00pm-7:00pm. Join this community at a virtual meet up to hear from others, share advice, and receive support. Register here.

JDRF Ride – The Death Valley, CA Ride has been rescheduled for January 18-21, 2024! The Amelia Island, FL Ride will take place November 30 – December 3, 2023, and My Ride opportunities are available. Learn more and register today at ride.jdrf.org.

JDRF Research Roadshow – Walnut Creek – December 5, 5:30pm – 7:00pm, Walnut Creek Center, free event. Learn more and RSVP.

Team JDRF: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – January 11-14, 2024, Anaheim, CA. Spots are filled! Sign up to join the waitlist.

Big Sur International Marathon – April 28, 2024, CA-1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Join Team JDRF at team.jdrf.org/bigsur.


TypeOneNation Virtual Summit – First Thursdays of each month. Learn more and register for the series. En español,  regístrar aquí.

E-Meet & Greets: Monthly Zoom Meetups – Rotating Wednesdays, 12pm PT. 

Reunión Virtual Para Adultos y Familias con Diabetes Tipo 1 en Español  – Segundo Miércoles, 5-6pm PT  Registrar aquí. Cuarto Viernes de cada mes, 12-1pm 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.

T1D Dads Barbershop Talk – Every 3 months on the 2nd Friday of the month, 12-1pm PT, Zoom. Register here.

T1D Partner Support Group – Every 3 months on the last Tuesday of the month, 6-7:00pm PT, Zoom. Register here.

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Monthly Happy Hours – San Francisco, Sacramento, and Silicon Valley. Contact Qiana Wylie at qwylie@jdrf.org for more information.

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