Free or low cost events for people with T1D and their friends and families. These are great opportunities to make new friends, catch up with old friends, enjoy T1D friendly events, and learn about the latest T1D research and technology.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and is celebrated to raise awareness of all forms of diabetes, its signs and symptoms and to gain support for critical research toward preventing, better treating and curing forms of the disease —including both type 1 diabetes (T1D) and type 2 diabetes.
November 1st kicks off the month with T1D Day and November 14th is World Diabetes Day.
2013 National Diabetes Awareness Month Events
November 1 (T1D Day)
YLC Benefit Concert Details here
November 5 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Type 1 Teens at Star Lanes Bowling $5 per person
RSVP to Hadley George
November 14 (WORLD DIABETES DAY)
Join the Southwest Ohio JDRF Chapter from 4:00-6:00 PM at:
Dewey’s Pizza Dine-In at Newport at the Levee. RSVP here
Dewey’s Pizza Dine-In at Dayton Brown Street. RSVP here
All month long you can submit your design for the JDRF BOWTIE FOR A CAUSE
Bowtie Worksheet can be found here Bowtie_Design_Worksheet.pdf
National Diabetes Awareness Month Ways to Give Back
Dewey’s Pizza Campaign - Sales of Dr. Dre Pizza at all Southwest Ohio locations benefit JDRF
Build a Bear Giving Campaign - Donate $1 or more at the checkout in all stores or online at www.buildabear.com
Moe’s Southwest Grill Campaign
Party City Giving Campaign
Sales of the Junebug’s JDRF Cupcakes in Dayton, OH will benefit JDRF.
Join JDRF for some FREE icy holiday type 1 diabetes friendly fun! Including free skate rental, games and prizes, crafts for all ages, a type 1 Santa and diabetes vendors!
When: December 14th from 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: South Metro Ice – 10561 Success Lane – Centerville, OH 45458
Each Halloween season the Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF hosts the annual Boofest celebration. Boofest is a FREE diabetes friendly event and is a great time for the whole family. This year Boofest was held on Sunday, October 6th at the SPCA of Cincinnati. In the past, JDRF welcomed over 200 guests to play spooky games, and enjoy face painting.
Please click here for photos of the event.
The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF is proud to host an annual T1D Expo. The T1D Expo is a vendor fair and educational event hosted by JDRF, Blue Loop and UC Health with support from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. The Expo provides a vendor fair full of events, informative sessions and support groups from across the tri-state for those affected or connected. This open-house is a FREE event.
JDRF 2nd Annual T1D Expo: A Day of Health and Hope Details
Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 1:00-5:00 PM
UC Health Drake Center - 151 West Galbraith Road, Cincinnati, OH
The Southwest Ohio Chapter of JDRF always need additional mentors to help serve the newly diagnosed and transitional T1D Community, if you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this form.
To receive your bag of hope, fill out this form. Be sure to mark if you are a child or adult with type one diabetes.
Until research is successful in finding a cure for type 1 diabetes, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is committed to providing support and resources for those living with this disease. It is for this very reason that JDRF created the Bag of Hope, an educational outreach resource for children or adults. The Bag of Hope contains educational and inspirational materials as well as Rufus for children, the bear with diabetes and is offered free to newly diagnosed by JDRF and our Program sponsor, Eli Lilly.
Cincinnati Area Support Group for Kids & Their Families Coping with T1D
Groups are not lead by JDRF but by our dedicated volunteers.
When: Meets the 3rd Wednesdays of the month starting, June 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Where: St. Jude School (Parish Center - Meeting Room 3) 5924 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248
This group’s goal is simply to bring families to exchange information, share experiences and have fun. For more information, contact Marianne Dressman or 513-313-2155 or visit them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/T1DFamiliesforFamilies
Eastside Diabetes Support Group for parents of Type 1 kids
For more information, please contact Tracy Huebner or at 513-231-8288
Northern Kentucky Diabetes Community at the Kids & Families Living with Diabetes Support Group
The Support Group hosts both fun and educational activities. Meetings are held monthly in northern Kentucky. For more information, click here.
For dates and details about these events, please check our events calendar.
Type One Teens
This group goal is to bring teens together that have type 1 diabetes. Please reach out to Hadley George to be involved.
To support families in the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or any event involving emergency conditions, JDRF has created helpful emergency preparedness information.
Type 1 Diabetes Emergency Checklists are useful in informing individuals who are not familiar with the clinical aspects of type 1 diabetes (T1D) of what to do in case they are faced with a diabetes emergency.
Finally, the September 2005 issue of the JDRF Life With Diabetes e-newsletter provides critical information on such topics as caring for your child with type 1 diabetes in times of crisis, an emergency “survival guide,” and tips for dealing with new schools.
As always, JDRF’s 100 chapters offer you extensive local information about diabetes care and support services, and activities within the chapter and in the community.