Advocacy Launchpad

Diabetes Advocacy Launchpad

Welcome to the Diabetes Advocacy Launchpad. It’s a simple way to find opportunities to get involved in diabetes advocacy during Diabetes Awareness Month in November, and throughout the year. By compiling and summarizing all of the available advocacy programs in one place, we hope it will be easier to find the right one(s) for you. Feel free to share this list with friends or on social media. If there’s anything you feel we should add, please let us know at

While we hope to include as many submissions as possible, please note that all submissions will be subject to internal review and while Tandem may have a relationship with some of the organizations listed below, we have no control over the information shared outside of this website and our inclusion of an organization below is not intended as an endorsement.


This portrait series aims to inspire people with diabetes to educate others on their hopes and fears surrounding life with type 1 diabetes. Follow @connectedinMotion on Instagram and contribute to the #ThisIsTypeOne story.

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The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition seeks to ensure the safety and quality of medications, devices, and services; and access to care for all 29 million Americans with diabetes. DPAC will help keep policy makers' attention on people with diabetes by keeping track of issues, opportunities and how to contact relevant officials to share your own story.

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Beyond Type 1 is changing what it means to live with diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources, and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today. A new model of philanthropy, Beyond Type 1 aims to change what it means to live with chronic illness.

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The everyday reality for the millions of Americans living with diabetes should be heard. Share your #everydayreality within your organizations and communities using these resources from the American Diabetes Association.

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Diabetes camp encourages, educates and motivates children to live well with diabetes.  It is a positive step toward independence for children and parents alike.  DECA works on behalf of children with diabetes by providing leadership and support to all diabetes camps worldwide.  

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The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond.

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Find out if there are any clinical trials that interest you using this government resource.

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Beyond Type 1's Snail Mail Program brings the magic of the type 1 community offline, connecting kids and families in an entirely different way. It's a pen pal program for people with type 1 diabetes around the world. Have you ever wished you could have a T1D pen pal? Sign up today!

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JDRF leads the way to educate the public, helping the T1D community spread awareness about what it means to live with T1D and what we can all do to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications.

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Stay up to date

Use the following links to be notified of new advocacy opportunities from the following groups, either via email or text message.