Welcome to ConnecT1D
ConnecT1D is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the idea that having connections to other people is key to managing Type 1 Diabetes. ConnecT1D is being built to bring people impacted by Type 1 Diabetes together through events, meetups, programs, social networking, educational opportunities and support activities.
We strive to create an online resource where people affected by Type 1 Diabetes can discover and access events in their community, offer programs specific to the Type 1 Diabetes community and provide a place where the Type 1 community can connect to each other.
ConnecT1D is a volunteer run and managed nonprofit organization. Our volunteers range from parents of children who were just diagnosed, to adults who have lived with the disease for more than 50 years. ConnecT1D will narrowly focus on programs for the Type 1 community and create connections for people impacted by the disease. We invite you to explore the site and give us your thoughts about what should come next. Or even better, get involved and help us build!
We’ve updated the Family Camp page with a recap of the event and lots of pictures to memorialize the fantastic event. Check it out and let us know if you want to help build the next one.
You can also check out the updated Programs page with new information about the Teen Group and other connection events for the Type 1 Community.
We’re working to build a new calendar system to help get information out about the hundreds of Type 1 events that are in the pipeline – check back soon!
Over the past six months, ConnecT1D has developed an awesome teen-led social group, put on a Camp for families with school age Type 1 kids attended by 200 people, partnered with POKED, JDRF and other Type 1 organizations on connection events, put on a summer picnic and developed an incredible group of volunteers.
But we’ve got a long wish list for the next six months and could use your help to make it happen. We’re looking for volunteers who want to help with ConnecT1D’s next events. Drop a note to us at info@connecT1D.org and we’ll get you connected – or even better, we’ll get you ConnecT1D!
The ConnecT1D team is busy working on some new functionality for this site to create individual pages where specific events, content and blogs can be found to serve distinct communities within the Type 1 universe. Teens, Athletes and Parents of School-aged Children are a sample of the sections we’re working to create. Check back soon!