North Carolina Chapter

T1D Virtual Connections

In an effort to stay connected, JDRF is excited to offer virtual meet ups and educational events to support our T1D community. We will offer T1D support and networking programs for families and individuals, parents of children with T1D and adults with T1D, as well educational sessions and more. Please bookmark this page and check back frequently as new events will be added weekly.

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Connection Opportunities

North Carolina Chapter Zoom Meet Ups

The Second Tuesday of every month the North Carolina Chapter of JDRF hosts a zoom meet up for all our T1D families and adults. Join us on September 8th at 7:00pm to meet your T1D community online, get your questions answered, meet a new friend, or hear about the hottest new trends in T1D management. Email Anne Sutton at for the zoom link.

For more support in your area check out these private Facebook groups:

FAMILIES impacted by T1D

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Charlotte area –

Raleigh area –

Triad area –

ADULTS Living with T1D

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Charlotte area –

Raleigh area –

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JDRF TypeOneNation Summit goes Virtual on September 26th at Noon!

The first-ever virtual TON Summit will bring together the T1D community from coast-to-coast for a jam-packed day of education and interactive experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend sessions on topics that matter most to them, hear about the latest T1D research advancements, live chat with medical experts, connect with peers and much more – and there is no cost to attend! Space is limited so be sure to reserve your spot today! Click Here to Register.



Past Events:

An Evening of T1D Research & Hope

Dr. Michael Haller 

To watch the recording click here 

Join JDRF and our partners at Trial Net for an evening of research and hope! Dr. Michael Haller is Professor and Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida. His research focuses on predicting, preventing, and ultimately reversing type 1 diabetes through his participation in numerous clinical trials utilizing immunotherapies. Dr. Haller serves as the Principal Investigator for the University of Florida TrialNet Clinical Center, Chair of the TEDDY Clinical Implementation Committee, and PI of the UF/Stanford ECHO Collaborative. Dr. Haller also leads and participates in technology studies seeking to improve the lives of people living with diabetes through the use of pumps, continuous glucose monitors, and systems that automate insulin delivery.

He has been involved in type 1 diabetes research since the early 1990s and has published over 200 manuscripts and more than 20 reviews/book chapters on type 1 diabetes pathogenesis, prevention, and interdiction. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous JDRF, NIH, and Helmsley trust funded studies.

All for One Cares – Childcare Services for Families Living with T1D – Charlotte ONLY

Join JDRF and meet our partners at All for One Cares! They will introduce you to a new way of finding great childcare for your loved one with T1D. All for One Cares offers connections to childcare experts that not only love your child, but are experienced in managing blood sugars.  To watch the full recording click here.


Psychosocial Impacts of Quarantine on Children Living with T1D

May 29th at 12:30 pm

Facebook Live Facebook Live with Dr. Becky Lois. PhD of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who will be discussing the psychosocial impacts of quarantine on children living with T1D. She’ll be doing a Q&A as well.

Virtual One Walk

If you missed the walk don’t worry you can check it out here ! See the top teams, Rufus, and so much more One Walk Fun!


JDRF & Medtronic 

Hear from Sean Salmon, EVP & Medtronic Diabetes President, about hoe the company is responding to COVID 19.  Click here to join the discussion.


Going off to College with T1D – originally recorded on May 4, 2020 

Katherine Davis, a college student at Washington and Lee University and active College Diabetes Network ambassador, will be sharing her tips and answering questions about how to prepare to send your T1D off to college this fall! You can watch the recording of this call here.

JDRF President and CEO Dr. Aaron Kowalski and Rob Howe, founder of Diabetics Doing Things sit down for a Q&A brought to you by JDRF & Beyond Type 1 Alliance

You can see the whole thing here

Research Update with Brad Schur – originally recorded on April 29, 2020

An updated on  JDRF-funded research with Brad Schur. Brad serves as a JDRF Research Information Volunteer (RIV) and as a member of the National Research Committee.  Brad discussed prevention and functional cure research as well as devices designed to lessen the burden of T1D management. You can watch the recording of this call here.

Talking to an Expert on Coronavirus

Dr. Mary Pat Gallagher, Director of Pediatric Diabetes at the Pediatric Diabetes Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, shares information on T1D and COVID-19.

Read key takeaways from Dr. Gallagher’s presentation or watch it in full.

T1D Behavioral Health and Psychology

Dr. Nicole Johnson, Senior Director of Research at JDRF, gives some tips and tricks to help mitigate the psychosocial impact COVID-19 may have on those living with and caring for family members with T1D.

Please enjoy the recording of the presentation.

Aaron Kowalski, PhD, President & CEO of JDRF

Dr. Kowalski talks mission, research, JDRF’s pivot to virtual events, and how COVID-19 is affecting the T1D community.

Please enjoy the recording of the presentation.

Health & Wellness with T1D Champion Christina Martin

Christina Martin talks about mindfulness, habit tracking, wellness, and how she applies it to her life as a dancer and ninja warrior.

Please enjoy the recording of the presentation


Partner Events:

Children With Diabetes Virtual Friends for Life Orlando Conference: July 14-19, 2020

College Diabetes Network Virtual Events

JDRF & Beyond Type 1 Alliance 


Other fun (and free) activities:


Questions or Ideas:

Please contact Anne Sutton, Senior Outreach Manager, at or 704-625-4084.


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