Breakthrough T1D NorCal July 2024 Newsletter

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Breakthrough T1D Community Summit to be Held on September 21 in San Ramon

The Breakthrough T1D Community Summit (formerly JDRF TypeOneNation Summit) will bring together the NorCal type 1 diabetes (T1D) community for a day of education, inspiration and connection. Learn from medical experts through a variety of breakout sessions, stay up-to-date on the latest technology and treatment options and meet others in the T1D community. A Spanish-speaking Track, Teen Track, and Youth Camp will be available. Learn more and register.

We are grateful to our national industry partners for making the Breakthrough T1D Community Summit possible at our chapter. If you want to learn more about our partners, please visit our vendor exhibition or click here.

Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal: October 13 in Silicon Valley & October 23 in San Francisco

Dates and locations announced! It’s time to get excited for the Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal (formerly JDRF One Walk, NorCal) taking place at two fun destinations this fall: October 13 in Silicon Valley at California’s Great America and October 23 in San Francisco at Oracle Park.

► Register for the Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal, Silicon Valley
October 13: California’s Great America, Santa Clara

► Register for the Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal, San Francisco
October 23: Oracle Park, San Francisco

► Stay tuned for details on a Breakthrough T1D Community Walk, Sacramento, happening in November!

We’re also very pleased and grateful to welcome Scott Harper, Divisional Vice President, Research and Development, Diabetes Care, Abbott, as our Corporate Chair for the 2024 Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal, Silicon Valley.
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Connect with T1D Friends at Community Gatherings This Summe

Join us this summer for gatherings with the T1D community across the NorCal area! Learn about the Breakthrough T1D Walk and other programs our chapter offers while meeting up with new and old friends who share our mission.

Dates & Locations: July 20 in Sacramento, August 9 in Modesto, August 10 in San Jose, August 17 in the North Bay, August 18 in the East Bay, September 15 in San Francisco, and a date TBA on the Peninsula. Register for a gathering (or two!) today.

NorCal Advocates Return from Government Day on Capitol Hill

Our dedicated Breakthrough T1D NorCal Advocates have returned from Government Day in Washington, DC! From June 3-5, these hardworking volunteers met with our nation’s leaders on Capitol Hill to share their stories and advocate for federal support and funding for T1D research, insulin affordability, and health policies that benefit our community.
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American Diabetes Association (ADA) 84th Scientific Sessions

The American Diabetes Association’s 84th Scientific Sessions took place last month, where scientists presented the latest T1D research, from beta cell replacement to regeneration to complications. Topics included a report on Tzield – a therapy that can prevent the clinical diagnosis for up to 3 years – and updates on several automated insulin delivery, or artificial pancreas, systems. Read more:
Key Takeaways from Day 1
Key Takeaways from Day 2

Upcoming Chapter Events

Breakthrough T1D Ride – Registration for the 2024 JDRF season is open! View the 2024 dates and locations, and register!

Breakthrough T1D Community Gatherings this Summer – July – September, around NorCal. Learn more and register.

T1D Adults Walk & Talk – July 14, 9:00am, Danville, CA. Learn more and register.

T1D Adults “Hike Don’t Spike” – July 28, 9:30am, Oakland, CA. Learn more and register.

T1D Awareness Day with the Oakland A’s – August 24, 1:07pm, Oakland Coliseum, CA. Learn more and reserve your free tickets.

T1D Night with the San Francisco Giants – August 31, 4-7:30pm, Oracle Park, CA. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Breakthrough T1D Run: Disneyland Halloween Half Marathon – September 5-8, Anaheim, CA. Learn more and register.

Breakthrough T1D Community Summit – September 21, 8am – 1:30pm, San Ramon, CA. Learn more and register.

Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal, Silicon Valley – October 13, Great America, Santa Clara, CA. Register today!

Breakthrough T1D Walk, NorCal, San Francisco – October 23, Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA. Register today!

Breakthrough T1D Run: Honolulu Marathon – December 7-8, Honolulu, HI. Learn more and register.


Breakthrough T1D Community Summit Virtual Events
Four times a year. Learn more and register for the series.
En espanol, registrar aqui.

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, Zoom
Register for the next T1D Teen Connect.

Ask the Endo Monthly Sessions
Third Tuesdays, 8-9am PT, Zoom
Register for the next Ask the Endo.

Ask the Therapist Monthly Sessions
First Tuesdays, 8-9am PT, Zoom
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, 6-7pm PT, Zoom. Register here.

Young Leadership Committee (YLC) Monthly Happy Hours
Quarterly meetings & monthly happy hours for young adults 21+. Contact for more information.

Special Announcements:

  • Advocacy Action Alerts! Contact your senators today to advocate for insulin affordability at Sign up for alerts at
  • Calling All Past Board Members! If you served on the Greater Bay Area, Northern California Inland, NorCal or Branch Board in the past, please let us know if you would like to be reconnected with our Board Emeritus. Email us at
  • Breakthrough T1D Your Way: Turn your favorite hobby, talent, athletic event, birthday or “diaversary” into a fundraiser for T1D research. Learn more at
  • Participate in a T1D Clinical Trial: There are many opportunities in Northern California. Learn more.
  • Shop & Give Back: View current local promotions: BreakthroughT1D/northernca/shop.
  • Insulin Access: Need help accessing insulin? Visit
  • Health Insurance Guide: Breakthrough T1D is committed to supporting you by providing tools to help you navigate healthcare and health insurance. Learn more.
  • @BreakthroughT1Dnorcal on Social Media: Stay connected on FacebookInstagram and LinkedIn.

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