June Community Events and Resources

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Memorial Day weekend was the unofficial start of summer! And the summer season means a few extra things to think about when it comes to managing type 1 diabetes (T1D). Our guide is here to help!

Upcoming Virtual Events

Grandparents and Caregivers
Join us on June 10th @ 12:00pm (PST) for a free virtual Zoom event.
Is there a Grandparent in your life who’d like to help care for your child living with type one diabetes (T1D)? If so, please invite them to JDRF’s upcoming event – Caring for a Grandchild with T1D! As you well know, there is a lot involved in taking care of a child with T1D – from carb counting, to managing blood sugar, to understanding how insulin is absorbed in the blood stream. Invite your parents and caregivers to come join JDRF for a virtual event that will provide grandparents with the knowledge they need to help care for your child living with T1D. Dr. Saleh Adi, pediatric endo and JDRF Board member, will review what living with T1D means and what grandparents need to know to care for a child with T1D. Dr. Jennifer Schneider, physician, scientist and member of the JDRF International Board of Directors, will review the very latest in T1D research – from prevention and cure, to advances in technology to make it easier to live with T1D. Please make sure to invite the Grandparents to this informative event! Help them get the knowledge and tools they need to babysit your child! https://www.jdrf.org/norcal/events/caring-for-a-grandchild-with-t1d/

Preparing Your Teen for Independence with the College Diabetes Network
June 22nd at 6PM.
A Facebook Live event https://www.facebook.com/collegediabetesnetwork/

The thought of your T1D leaving the nest and managing diabetes on their own can feel daunting. With the right tools and support, young people can successfully and healthily live their dreams without compromise! Join the College Diabetes Network to learn best practices and hear lessons learned in the real world; including topics such as parent-child communication, how to empower your child to safely live a full and active life, preparing for college, and more.

ACT1 (Adults Conquering Type 1)
Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:30PM
Special guest speaker for the evening is Karen Jordan, Board of Directors Northern California Chapter, JDRF IBOD Research Chair, and T1D Fund Board Member. Karen will provide a brief overview of JDRF’s research portfolio (Cures & Improving Lives), as well as an overview of the JDRF Centers of Excellence (COE) with a focus on the Northern California COE and the cell-based cures research they are doing. Karen will also touch on JDRF’s research strategy and grant determination process. There will be a Q&A afterwards.

ACT1 is an opportunity to meet other adults living with type 1 diabetes and embrace the support gained from being in a group where everyone “speaks the same language.” Exchange ideas for living well with diabetes and meet some new friends during these creative and informative evenings. This group is for adults 18 and over and meets every other month.

Register here: https://jdrf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlceirqzwsGNPhApz7OC3VMyg_gmF2jSkU

Virtual Parent Coffees

 San Diego

Join us for our next San Diego Parent Coffee Night on June 16th @ 7:00PM: https://bit.ly/2QVxRyJ Parent Coffee Nights are a great opportunity to ask questions, share tips, and meet other parents of children living with T1D who understand. No need to live in the area. If you are feeling the need for support, please pick a day and time that works best for you. Everyone is welcome!  If you would like to start a coffee group in the San Diego, Temecula Valley, Imperial Valley or Hawaii please email Deanna at dkasper@jdrf.org.

Orange County

Join the Orange County Mom’s Coffee group on the first Tuesday (9 am) and Thursday (6:30 pm) of the month for a virtual zoom meetup.  Please contact Robby at Rmansfield@jdrf.org for the Zoom link.

Los Angeles

Join Miles Jackson, an adult living with T1D, for a discussion for all ages and stages of T1D.
Tuesday, June 15 at 7 pm – Register here: https://jdrf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpdOGprTosH90FPuvcovDle5AVG0ZuPaf3
Sunday, July 13 at 7 pm — Register here: https://jdrf.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIld-CprzsrEt3argtevJBLqUpJNqb7QgnN
Interested in hosting a coffee group in the Greater LA, Ventura, Central Coast, Bakersfield areas?  Please email Elisabeth at efleshler@jdrf.org.

JDRF Events

Come support JDRF at Jazz on the Bay featuring Luke Carlsen on June 12 at 11:30a!  
Jazz on the Bay is a Saturday brunch concert series featuring the best live jazz in Orange County!  On Saturday, June 12, courtesy of Cueva Entertainment Services & Bayside Restaurant, a portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit the Dream Guild & JDRF Southern California!

***All tables are socially distanced and limited – only 40 tables available and they’re going fast!  You can purchase your own table for your party and enjoy a la carte brunch, bottomless mimosas and the best jazz around!

Bayside Restaurant
900 Bayside Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Click here for tickets.

Spanish TypeOneNation Summit
Saturday, July 31 – More details coming soon!
Thank you to local sponsor: The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes
The JDRF Ride allows you to participate in your own way: indoors on a trainer, outdoors on your bike, with friends or at an event near you. You choose your course, and set your own  goals. Throughout the season, we’ll provide opportunities to connect with others in the community through pop-up  fitness and fundraising challenges as well as organized cycling and T1D related forums and opportunities to celebrate your accomplishments. With no registration fee or fundraising minimum, you can join the JDRF Ride at any time. And, you can earn exciting perks for your fundraising efforts, like a JDRF Ride jersey by Hincapie Sportswear, a finisher medal and more! Join the Southern California Ride Team and register today: https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=8386&pg=team&team_id=310669

JDRF Southern California One Walk, Nov. 7th
The 2021 JDRF One Walk website is officially open and we can’t wait to walk with you! Click below to register for a walk near you.


If you are in need of additional support, please connect with one of your Southern California staff members closest to you.

Deanna Kasper – San Diego
(858) 294-0743

Elisabeth Fleshler – Los Angeles
(213) 769-6314

Robby Mansfield – Orange County
(949) 885-5020