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Find the 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, Tandem hopes 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. 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.

 
 

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#ThisIsTypeOne

As part of World Diabetes Day, this portrait series aims to inspire people with diabetes to see each day as a new challenge and educate others on the real world struggles and hopes for the future of those living every day with type 1 diabetes. Follow Connected in Motion on Instagram and share your story with the world.

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We Are DPAC

Want to advocate for the 30 million American families who live with diabetes everyday? The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) can help. DPAC seeks to ensure the safety and quality of medications, devices, and services. Explore the issues, take action, and raise your voice alongside other DPAC advocates.

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Beyond Type 1

Beyond Type 1 is highlighting the brilliance of those fighting this disease every day while always working toward ensuring a cure is on its way. Check out their list of once-a-day advocacy actions to help make some noise for National Diabetes Awareness month! Use #NDAM #BeyondType1 to join the conversation.

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#EveryDayReality

For the diagnosed, the burden of diabetes management is often misunderstood. The everyday reality for the millions of Americans living with diabetes should be heard. Share your #everydayreality within your community and with others using these resources from the American Diabetes Association.

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Diabetes Camps

Diabetes camps encourage, educate and motivate children to live well with diabetes. It is a positive step toward independence for children and parents alike. Diabetes Education & Camping Association (DECA) works on behalf of children with diabetes by providing leadership and support to all diabetes camps worldwide.

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Off to College?

The College Diabetes Network (CDN) is a 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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JDRF Advocate

JDRF leads the way to educate the public, helping the type 1 diabetes (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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Snail Mail Program

Beyond Type 1's Snail Mail Program brings the magic of the diabetes 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?

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Clinical Trials

Search this database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world. Find out if there are any actively recruiting studies that you may be able to participate in or learn about new interventions or treatments that are being considered.

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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.

ADA JDRF AADE