JDRF NorCal November 2023 Newsletter

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JDRF is Forward As 1 for National Diabetes Awareness Month

November marks National Diabetes Awareness Month (NDAM), a time when the world comes together to shed light on a chronic disease that affects millions. Moving Forward for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) unites us as a community, urging everyone to join in and stride towards a brighter, healthier future for those living with T1D. This year, we’re showing the world how we’re moving Forward together. In this movement Forward, progress and innovation propel us toward life-changing breakthroughs, so that we can end T1D once and for all. We’re celebrating the progress we’ve made, the progress to come, and the community that helps us all move #ForwardAs1 every single day.

► To learn how you can help us make a difference this November, visit jdrf.org/ndam.

ISPAD Annual Conference Highlights Include Tzield, Kidney Disease Clinical Trial Updates

Leading diabetes researchers gathered for the annual conference of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), which took place from October 18-21 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and had more than 1,600 attendees—its largest-ever audience. More than 45 studies were presented by JDRF researchers, funded now or in the past, working to find cures for T1D and improve the lives of those living with the condition today. Read the highlights.

Tzield and other diabetes breakthroughs make Time’s Top Inventions List!

We are thrilled to see Tzield listed among Time’s Top Inventions of 2023! This breakthrough disease-modifying therapy is adding years without the burden of T1D to people’s lives. JDRF and the JDRF T1D Fund are proud to have played a role in its development. Other diabetes innovations on the list are the iLet Bionic Pancreas and Semaglutides.

► Read about the latest results of a new Tzield clinical trial.

JDRF Northern California Chapter New Donation Mailing Address

We kindly request that beginning October 31, 2023, you send all check donations for JDRF Northern California Chapter to the address below:

JDRF Northern California Chapter
PO Box 1535
Hagerstown, MD 21741-1535 

This change will empower us to better serve the T1D community.

Upcoming Chapter Events

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

Sacramento Family Meet-up for Families & Caregivers – November 4, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Harry Crabb Park, Roseville. Learn more.

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.

T1D Adults Walk & Talk – December 10, 9:30-11:00am, Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek. Learn more and RSVP.

JDRF Nights with the Warriors – January 5 at 7:00pm vs. Pistons, February 14 at 7:00pm vs. Clipper, April 7 at 5:30pm vs. Jazz. Chase Center, SF. Purchase your tickets at this link and a portion will be donated to JDRF!

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.

JDRF Tee to Table – May 3, 2024, The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Sponsorships and tickets available now!


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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