Support Groups

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.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Lynne Creed at 860-677-0344 or lynnecreed186@yahoo.com or Simone Reynolds at 860-223-5961 or sgr717@comcast.net.

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 Traci Atkins at atkinst03@gmail.com for additional information.

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.

Middlesex County

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 erinwentzell@gmail.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 kasperkonn@aol.com 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!

For more information and meeting locations www.facebook.com/WesternMassT1DM or wmasstype1@gmail.com.