Breakthrough T1D NorCal Chapter January 2024 Newsletter

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JDRF’s Top Ten Advances of 2023

We have many reasons to celebrate in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and we are so grateful. In 2023, Breakthrough T1D made tremendous progress in accelerating cures, improving lives, and advocating for people with T1D and their loved ones. Your support of Breakthrough T1D’s efforts is inseparable from the remarkable strides we’ve seen. Thank you! Read about Breakthrough T1D’s Top Ten Advances of 2023.

What Drug Will Be the Next Tzield?

Last year, Tzield became the first disease-modifying therapy (DMT) approved for T1D. Breakthrough T1D’s DMT pipeline is stocked with other therapies that have the potential to join it as an approved therapy in the US and worldwide. This blog highlights eight DMTs, including one that is FDA-approved for those at risk for developing T1D. Read now.

Join us at the Breakthrough T1D Tee to Table Event on May 3 at The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

The Breakthrough T1D Tee to Table event is a premier experience on the beautiful California coast, benefiting Breakthrough T1D and T1D research. This year’s event will be celebrated with a “Casino Royale – Spy a Cure for T1D” theme and will feature a golf scramble on the Ocean Course, a tennis round-robin and a pickleball round-robin (NEW!), followed by cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a spectacular live auction, Fund A Cure program with speaker Ali Jordan, and dancing to the fabulous cover band, Hip Service. Join us for any or all activities!

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New Year’s Resolution: Become a Breakthrough T1D Advocate!

Breakthrough T1D Advocates help build and sustain critical support for T1D research funded by the Federal Government by raising awareness among Members of Congress of the financial, medical and emotional costs of the disease. This is your chance to use your voice and take action! Learn more about policies and programs that impact the T1D community and join the movement at

Upcoming Chapter Events

Breakthrough T1D Nights with the Warriors – January 5 at 7:00pm vs. Pistons (SOLD OUT!), 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 Breakthrough T1D! The first 20 T1D youth (ages 5-14) who purchase tickets will be invited to a special fan experience hosted by the Warriors!

Breakthrough T1D Ride – The Death Valley, CA Ride has been rescheduled for January 18-21, 2024. Registration for the 2024 Breakthrough T1D Ride season will open on February 1 at 9am PT. View the 2024 dates and locations, and register here!

Team Breakthrough T1D: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend – January 11-14, 2024, Anaheim, CA. Spots are filled! Sign up to join the waitlist.

Breakthrough T1D Research Update, Marin – February 20, 5:30-7pm, Mill Valley, CA. Learn more and register.

Salmon Falls 50K Endurance Run or Half Marathon, to benefit Breakthrough T1D – February 24, Pilot Hill, CA. Learn more and register.

Big Sur International Marathon – April 28, 2024, CA-1 from Big Sur to Carmel. Join Team Breakthrough T1D at

Breakthrough T1D 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 for more information.

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