This Week at JDRF!

Walk Registration is OPEN!WalkWeb
Sunday, October 27th
The Domain
Alterra Parkway, Austin, TX, 78758

It is never too early to register for our upcoming Walk and start fundraising!

Austin type 1 Adults Meetup!meetup.jpeg

Wednesday, Martch 27th
Austin Terrier
3435 Greystone Drive, 78731

This is a social group for adults with type 1 diabetes living in the greater Austin / Central Texas area. We are a fairly small percentage of the population and it would be nice to share some camaraderie with others who understand how emotionally draining this disease can be… It is fun, therapeutic and enlightening to meet up and make some new friends that have some similar daily challenges.

Just since the start of the year we have had quite a few people join the meetup so thought it would be fun to get together.  We can get to know each other (again in some cases ) share information we have about strategies dealing with diabetes, discuss opportunities to get together and more. Lots to learn from each other!

Volunteer Opportunities!

volunteersKids Walk to Cure Diabetes Volunteers

JDRF Austin is in need of volunteers to help assemble Kids Walk envelopes – this can be done at the JDRF office or at home! To coordinate a time to volunteer or pick up materials please contact Melissa at

RSVP for the Mentor Mixer

Thursday, April 11
Northwest Hills

Whether you are currently involved in our Mentor Program or want to learn more about how you can help, this evening of networking, support, and fun is for you! While it will primarily be a social evening, we will be discussing a specific topic related to the Mentor Program.

Because of sensitive discussion items, we ask that children do not attend. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.
Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 9th to Teresa Werner at

Sponsored by Fifty50

‘Betes Buddies North

Wednesday, April 3rd
Cat Hollow Park
Round Rock, 78681

Come join us for some play time in the park! We’ll have some fun games and activities to help the Buddies burn some energy!

‘Betes Buddies South

Wednesday, April 17th
9900 S. IH-35, 78748

Come join us for pizza and games at GattiTown in Southpark Meadows!
$6 for Buffet only
$9 for Buffet and $5 Game Card

‘Betes Buddies is a group that organizes events and outings so school aged kids with type 1 diabetes can get together, feel like part of a group, and play together. It also a time when parents can socialize, find support, and compare notes.
Contact us for more info:
Susana Fletcher (512) 705-2653

Ride to Cure Diabetes

Registration is now OPEN!

Register today for the Ride to Cure Diabetes –
For more information click here.

Advanced Diabetes Management Skills Seminar

Tuesday, April 16th
Texas Lions Camp, Kerville

Register at
75$ for the entire family, $25 for an individual.
All meals provided.

As of this morning there are over 175 attendees (children, parents, grandparents and other caregivers), registered to attend the advanced diabetes retreat hosted by Dr. Steve Ponder at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, outside San Antonio.
Presenters include Dr. Barbara Anderson from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Barb Schreiner, Nelda Caceres, Meaghan Anderson, and Brant Foster.

The kids can have fun (pool, arts and crafts, outdoor games) while the grown ups learn more. Older teens are welcome to attend the learning sessions. The grandparents and other care providers have a special program to teach hands on diabetes skills and get your questions answered.

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