CT & MA Local Support Groups
Until there is a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF wants to provide information and support that will help you cope with the burdens T1D imposes, take advantage of help that is available right now, and keep you and your loved ones as strong and healthy as possible. Our support group meetings are your opportunity to connect with other families living with T1D and share your experiences.
We hope you’ll join us at one of our upcoming meetings!
Connecticut: Hartford County
Coffee & Education Group for parents of children with type 1 diabetes: Meets one Tuesday morning of each month 9:30-11:00am at the JDRF Office at 20 Batterson Park Road in Farmington.
Greater Hartford Playgroup: This group is a toddler/preschool/school age playgroup. The kids play and the parents chat. Group meets one Saturday morning a month.
Please contact Samantha Merwin for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-983-6162.
CCMC “Super Saturday”: Free program for kids with diabetes ages 8-12 years. It is held 3 times a year at CCMC from 9am-12:30pm. Please call Stacey Reicher from CCMC at 860-545-9697 for more information or to register for a session.
CCMC “Super Saturday” for Young Kids with Diabetes (and their parents): Free program for kids with diabetes ages 5-8 years of age. It is held 3 times a year at CCMC. Please call Stacey Reicher from CCMC- 860-545-9697 for more information or to register for a session. Registration is limited and reservations are required.
Middletown Area Support Group:
This group meets the first Thursday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Spencer Elementary School (207 Westfield Street in Middletown).
For more information, please contact Erin Wentzell at email@example.com.New Haven County
Greater New Haven Support Group:
This group meets once a month at the Whitney Center (200 Leeder Hill Road in Hamden).
For more information please contact Bunny Kasper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.248.3480.Western MA
Western MA Support Group: Meetings are generally held one Sunday afternoon a month. Bring the family – everyone is welcome! Upcoming dates are October 6th, November 10th and December 1st.