T1D Education & Events

1st Fridays
Join the Herbert Program the first Friday of every month for a chance to connect and share experiences with other emerging adults who have type 1 diabetes.

T1D Emerging Adult Support Group - Quarterly Thursdays: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Managing the day to day demands of diabetes while also juggling the complexities surrounding young adulthood can be quite stressful. Participate in our t1d young adult group to meet others who are going through similar experiences, receive emotional support and learn ways to manage your diabetes more effectively. These peer groups will tackle a variety of important topics like stress management, enhancing relationships through better communication, mindfulness, and how to set attainable health and well-being goals. Come meet new people, share experiences, realistic tips and new tools to assist you in living a balanced life.

Upcoming Class Dates: February 21, April 18, June 20, August 15, October 17

In partnership with the PADRE Foundation, the Allen Diabetes Center will offer the following events. All sessions are facilitated by a clinical social worker and will be held from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Youth leaders will be available to tend to children who do not want to participate in the discussion. Dinner will be provided.

To RSVP, call the PADRE Foundation at 714-509-8330 or email [email protected]

  • EATING FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS – January 31, 2019
Let’s embrace our innate ability for positive self- talk. Take back your power and surrender your fears. Join us in a discussion about nutrition and body image with our registered dieticians and eating disorder specialist.
  • LIVING A FIT LIFE – April 17, 2019

Our bodies are one of life’s greatest gift – it’s our shell for us to live in. Join us as we discuss the power of physical activity in the T1D world.

  • NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY AHEAD – August 14, 2019

Each stage of our life brings a new experience – each one with its unique challenges, adventures, barriers and successes.

In this session, we will have speakers with T1D at different points in life – from teens to working adults with families - that will share their stories as to how they navigated this journey. Join us for a discussion of triumphs and hurdles and the strength that arises from each experience.

  • WORKING TOGETHER. FOSTERING STRENGTHS – November 21, 2019

Problems can blind us from recognizing our own strengths. Fostering the right conditions to learn and grow, can help us find the capacity to for our own meaningful solutions – it is our individual story. The last session in the series will focus on a family collaborative approach – drawing upon unity, good intentions and hope – to promote a person’s strengths.


If your child has T1D please visit our partner the PADRE Foundation for events and news.

T1D Wellness Group Flyer