Breakthrough T1D NorCal February 2024 Newsletter

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Make a Difference by Participating in a T1D Clinical Trial in Northern California

Participating in a clinical trial is a great way to contribute to improving lives and curing type 1 diabetes (T1D). There are many trials in Northern California and virtual opportunities to choose from that may be right for you. T1D trials need participants of all ages and stages, with research focused on T1D devices and drug therapies to virtual and behavioral observations.
Learn more and explore T1D clinical trials.

T1D + Eating Disorders: A Key Breakthrough T1D Priority

Did you know that people with T1D have a 3-4-fold higher risk of developing disordered eating behaviors than their peers without diabetes? Additionally, existing treatments for eating disorders are less helpful for those with T1D. In 2022 and 2023, Breakthrough T1D funded three projects to address eating disorders in T1D, as well as funded a study which highlights the risks of T1D eating disorders and current barriers to effective and safe treatment. Read more.

Show Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Do you love someone with T1D? Of course you do! Here are a few ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day this February:

► Celebrate Breakthrough T1D Night with the Golden State Warriors on February 14th!
The game is at 7:00pm vs. the Clippers at the Chase Center, San Francisco. Or gift tickets to the Breakthrough T1D Night on April 7 at 5:30pm vs.the Jazz. The first 20 T1D youth participants (ages 5-14) to purchase tickets for these games will be invited to a special fan experience.
Purchase your tickets at this link and a portion will be donated to Breakthrough T1D!

► Join our T1D Partner Virtual Support Group. 
The T1D partner community meets quarterly on Zoom to hear from others, share advice, and receive support. We discuss topics such as sick day management, meal planning, mental support, hypoglycemia management, and more. The event is held the last Tuesday, every 3 months.
The next meetup is February 27, 6-7pm.
Register here.

► Make a Tribute Donation in Your Loved One’s Name.
Honor your partner, family member or friend living with T1D with a life-changing gift. Your tax-deductible donation will help bring life-changing treatments and therapies to your loved-one and others who live with T1D.
Donate today.

Upcoming Chapter Events

Breakthrough T1D Nights with the Warriors –  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 – Registration for the 2024 Breakthrough T1D Ride season is now open! View the 2024 dates and locations, and register here!

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.

The HALL Cabernet Cookoff – April 13, St. Helena, CA. Chef Mark Dommen has chosen Breakthrough T1D as his charity beneficiary for the event. Get tickets.

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.

Special Announcements & Resources

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