ConnecT1D is a volunteer-run and managed organization with a strong track record of providing programs and resources that connect individuals within the Type 1 Diabetes community. 

ConnecT1D is founded on the basic principal that people with Type 1 Diabetes manage their disease better when they have strong connections and support from others in the T1D community.  ConnecT1D is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, driven by passionate and engaged volunteers who share a belief that social and emotional support is essential to Diabetes management and well-being.

The ConnecT1D organization provides information about programs that support the Type 1 Diabetes community and seeks to offer programs where we perceive the holes to be. Check out the PROGRAMS page to see detail about what we do and the EVENTS page to get a look at what's happening. 




David Glenn
Acting Executive Director


Board of Directors

Cassady Kintner
Board President
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Amanda Datz
2017 Family Camp Chair

Amy Bodnar

Julie Schliebner
Adult Social Programs Chair

Thatcher Heldring
Communications Chair




Jake Johnston

Lara Williamson

Suzanne Leamer

Suzanne Leamer

Tiffany Butler

Tiffany Butler

Will Butler

Will Butler

ConnecT1D was started in 2009 in Seattle, Washington by a group of people with Type 1 Diabetes that had a long history with social support programs and camps for people with Type 1 Diabetes. When support for those programs started to wane from other diabetes organizations, these people decided to start a nonprofit dedicated to the sole mission of providing community support for living with Type 1 Diabetes, an incurable chronic illness.

“An incredible weekend with my fellow T1D families - we were welcomed immediately by this new community of brave, soulful and hilarious people.”

in 2011, ConnecT1D achieved 501(c)(3) status, launched a parent program, a teen program, an adult program and put on its first Family Camp in 2012, drawing more than 40 families.

In the following years, ConnecT1D expanded its programs, established partnerships with JDRF, Benaroya Research Institution, Camp Leo, Seattle Children's Hospital and other organizations.

The organization's signature program, ConnecT1D Family Camp, expanded by 25% in 2013 and again by 25% in 2014 - reaching nearly 300 people. In 2014, ConnecT1D launched Team ConnecT1D bringing high performance Type 1 athletes together to race under a common banner.

“Before ConnecT1D we hadn’t met anyone else with Type 1 Diabetes. We felt alone.” 

Currently, ConnecT1D is preparing a speaker's series for adults with Type 1 Diabetes and is planning its first ConnecT1D Retreat for adults with Type 1 Diabetes scheduled for summer 2016.

From its small origins in Seattle in 2009, ConnecT1D has grown to become a critical source for people living with Type 1 Diabetes. It operates primarily in Washington State but has active volunteers leading community programs in North Dakota, Oregon and Idaho. ConnecT1D is only as geographically big as its volunteer base. If you want to see community support programs offered in your community, visit the Get ConnecT1D page and help us out!

The people that founded ConnecT1D believe that people living with Type 1 Diabetes manage their disease better when they have a social and emotional support network in place to make the disease less isolating. This simple idea – connecting people with Type 1 Diabetes meets a clear community need and motivates our work.

We're proud of what we've accomplished. And equally eager to take on the work that follows.

We need your help!

Volunteers are key to everything we do at ConnecT1D. We have listed some key areas that we are actively seeking volunteers to fill below. If you have a skill or interest that you think might be of use, please let us know via the form below.

Board of Directors

ConnecT1D is seeking passionate and motivated people to help grow and lead our organization. 



  • Provide mission-based oversight of the non-profit's activities and staff

  • Create strategic goals for growth and development of the organization

  • Approves and monitors annual budget and secures funding for programming

  • Serve as a board lead on a key program area for the organization or as a member of the executive committee

Additionally, board members are expected to:

  • Attend monthly evening board meetings

  • Attend a full-day annual board retreat

  • Serve on 1 board committee and complete tasks for that workgroup

  • Participate in fundraising efforts for the organization, including hosting a table at our annual event, and making an annual personally significant gift that reflects ConnecT1D as a philanthropic priority

  • Enhance community connections to ConnecT1D to new partners, program participants, sponsors and fellow Type 1 Diabetes organizations


  • Passion for or connection to our mission

  • Experience with successful collaboration in teams and/or leadership of teams

  • Experience in at least one area: non-profit governance, community organizing, fund development, health/social support programs, marketing/outreach, finance/accounting, program development, strategic planning

  • Prior board experience highly desirable


ConnecT1D's programming success is due to the work of our amazing Volunteers. Current volunteer needs include

EVENT VOLUNTEERS: Support a Camp Leo + ConnecT1D booth at a local event.

  • Beat the Bridge, May 19, 2019 | Seattle, WA

  • SouthSound One Walk, May 4, 2019 | Tacoma, WA

  • Lions Club Walk, June 15, 2019 | Puyallup, WA

Committee Volunteers

  • Fundraising Committee: Help us plan fun events for the Type 1 Community while helping to raise funds for ConnecT1D's amazing programs for T1D children and adults.

  • Events Committees: Help plan Family Camp or Adult Retreat.


Pick a time and place to host a fun meetup in your area and we'll help bring the T1D folks in your community together to hang out. Hosts needed for:

  • Tween/Teen Social Meetups (

  • GetFit meetups (walk, hike, bike ride)

  • Adult T1D meetups (dinner, bowling, sporting events, you name it!)

  • Child & Family or Parent Night Out meetups (Sporting event, picnic, trampoline park, etc.)

ConnecT1D has opportunities for internships for interested students. Internships can be formal or informal depending on the students' academic or work requirements. Interns help in a variety of ways - from providing administrative support to designing and running programs - and we're always looking for great interns to help us accomplish our mission.


  • A desire to help grow ConnecT1D

  • Reliable and dedicated commitment to the internship.



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