Click on the name of each resource to be connected directly to their website.

Local Resources

ConnecT1D

ConnecT1D is all about the idea that connecting with others is the key to managing and living well with T1D. Connected is a place where people dealing with Type 1 Diabetes can share advice, seek support, ask for recommendations and celebrate their collective overcoming of the challenges the disease presents. Neither a medical organization nor a research funding organization, ConnecT1D brings people together through events, meetups, programs, social networking, educational opportunities and support activities. 

*Awesome Family Camp (October) and Adult Retreat (June)!

*Great online resource for ALL T1D-related happenings because ConnecT1D promotes other groups' (such as JDRF and BRI) events to build partnerships in the shared mission to serve people with Type 1 Diabetes 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Pacific Northwest Chapter 

For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy. This site also provides general information and resources for teens, adults, schools and those newly diagnosed with T1D.

*The JDRF Outreach Programs offers Online Diabetes Support Team (ODST), T1D Toolkits, Care kits and the "Bag of Hope" with information and T1D "swag", as well as a Mentor Program, which provides one-on-one support to families and individuals living with T1D. 

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI)  

A nonprofit research institute and international leader in immune system and autoimmune disease research, BRI is focused on eliminating T1D, along with any and all other autoimmune diseases including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Crohn's disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Research shows that people with autoimmune diseases are more likely to suffer from more than one of these destructive diseases, and BRI collaborates with other institutions and scientists around the world in an effort to connect laboratory research to clinical trials to improve the ability to predict risk, decrease progression, find new treatments and improve current therapies.

College Diabetes Network (CDN)

Seattle University and University of Washington have local chapters!

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. The CDN offers information and resources both on their website and at their free events concerning all things college and diabetes. They have information on everything from preparing to go to school and choosing a college to life on campus to graduating and starting your career. They even have resources for those who are not T1D students including parents, campus health administration, people with T2D and friends and roommates to name a few.

*There are chapters across the country that organize groups, meetings and free events. If there isn't one at your area, they'll help you start a chapter or get you connected with people nearby!

Seattle-Tacoma ADA

The ADA funds research to prevent, cure and manage both type1 and type 2 diabetes, provides information to those living with the disease, delivers services to hundred of communities, and advocates for those being denied their rights because of diabetes. The ADA facilitates preventative programs including workshops and trainings tailored to specific populations, holds fundraising events and puts on an annual Diabetes Expo, a free event that includes health screenings, cooking demonstrations, information and resources from exhibitors and experts talking about diabetes management and prevention.

Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI)

Founded by William B. Hutchinson, Sr., MD in 1956, PNDRI is a nonprofit biomedical research organization dedicated to making scientific discoveries that translate into improved health for all people living with, or at risk of developing diabetes. PNDRI hosts numerous scientific events, "which range from informal community conversations to in-depth research seminars" as well as fundraising events their annual "Evening of Wine".

National Resources

Children With Diabetes

Children With Diabetes is a database of children, teens, adults, parents, relatives and friends willing to exchange mail or e-mail about diabetes, babysit, help out college kids, and meet newly diagnosed families. If you're struggling with a new diagnosis, have a question that you can't seem to answer, or want to help others, this is the place.

*Fantastic annual conferences on the east and west coasts.

*Offers chat rooms, mailing lists and forums

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

More information above under Local Resources JDRF Pacific Northwest Chapter

 

American Diabetes Association (ADA)

More information above under Local Resources JDRF Pacific Northwest Chapter

Joslin Diabetes Center

 Boston, Massachusetts; Education Affiliate at Chaleur Regional Hospital in Bathurst, New Brunswick

The world's largest diabetes research and clinical care organization dedicated to helping people with diabetes live long, healthy lives. An independent, nonprofit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin focuses in preventing, treating and curing both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their complications by doing islet transplantation research, immunobiology research, stem cell research, clinical research and a 50-year medalist study.

*Facilitates discussion boards and online classes

College Diabetes Network

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide innovative peer based programs which connect and empower students and young professionals to thrive with diabetes. The CDN offers information and resources both on their website and at their free events concerning all things college and diabetes. They have information on everything from preparing to go to school and choosing a college to life on campus to graduating and starting your career. They even have resources for those who are not T1D students including parents, campus health administration, people with T2D and friends and roommates to name a few.

*There are chapters across the country that organize groups, meetings and free events. If there isn't one at your area, they'll help you start a chapter or get you connected with people nearby!