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Information events

Our discovery days, events and exhibitions are free to attend and are held across the UK and online. They are a great opportunity to meet others with type 1, find out about the latest research progress, and hear inspirational talks from a range of speakers.

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Discovery One Walk Event Banner: Families enjoying OW
In-person
Saturday 8 June 2024

Discovery One Walk Birmingham

Join the type 1 community for a day learning about managing type 1 diabetes, hearing from incredible guest speakers and celebrating togetherness, while raising vital funds to help change lives! 

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Mananging your well-being with type 1 diabetes - virtual discovery event
Recording Virtual

Managing your Wellbeing with Type 1 Diabetes – Virtual Discovery Event

This is a recording of JDRF's Virtual Discovery Event which took place on 10th January 2024. This event was designed for anyone living with type 1 diabetes who would like to learn more about managing their wellbeing across a variety of contexts. We explored approaches and ideas around the themes of nutrition, mental health, physical activity and socialising.

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'Virtual symposium on novel insulins' video cover
Recording Virtual

Novel Insulin Symposium 2023

As part of the Type 1 Diabetes Grand Challenge, on 19 May 2023 we held a virtual symposium of leading experts in novel insulins from around the world. The specialist researchers came together virtually to discuss their latest breakthroughs, challenges and hopes for developing new forms of insulin.

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Front screen of a girl at school, wearing glasses and listening intently. Part of a video about type 1 diabetes and education - a recording of a JDRF Discovery information event.
Recording Virtual

Education and Type 1 Diabetes – JDRF Virtual Discovery Event, June 2023

Life in education can be a little more challenging when you have type 1 diabetes. This event discusses the challenge of managing type 1 diabetes whilst going through education, as we showcase ideas and lived experiences of how to tackle school and college.

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Recording Virtual

Mental Health and Type 1 Diabetes – JDRF Virtual Discovery Event, April 2023

Our ‘Virtual Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Event – Mental Health’ discusses the challenge of managing type 1 diabetes and the impact it can have on your mental health. We discuss how to recognise the signs of others struggling with mental health, how you can support loved ones and to showcase coping mechanisms.

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Front screen for a video of a JDRF Discovery event focused on physical activity and exercise. Showing a cyclist drinking out of a water bottle.
Recording Virtual

Physical Activity, Movement and Type 1 Diabetes – JDRF Virtual Discovery Event, February 2023

Physical activity and movement can affect your blood glucose levels, especially when living with type 1 diabetes. During our ‘Virtual Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Event – Physical Activity, Movement and Type 1’, explore how being active impacts the way we manage type 1 diabetes.

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Front screen of two women sitting on a sofa laughing together, a video about females and type 1 diabetes that discusses hormonal changes and their impact on type 1. Part of a series of JDRF Discovery event videos.
Recording Virtual

Females and Type 1 Diabetes – JDRF Virtual Discovery Event, January 2023

Our ‘Virtual Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Event: Females and Type 1 Diabetes’ will highlight the hormonal variances of how being a female can affect our blood sugar control and that this variation is normal.

Discovery Events

Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events

We run Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Events across the country, so whether you’re newly-diagnosed or have been living with type 1 diabetes for some time, come to a Discovery Event where you’ll be able to:

  • Meet new people local to you with a connection to type 1
  • Listen to presentations about the latest cure, treatment and prevention research from leading scientists and diabetes specialists
  • Find out how to get involved in JDRF events to expand your network
  • If you have a child with type 1, support him or her to meet other children and young people with the condition – we provide supervised children’s entertainment on the day

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Virtual Discovery Events Playlist

Catch up on our Virtual Discovery Events. Find out about the latest progress in type 1 diabetes research and hear from inspirational speakers living with type 1.

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A man and woman who are parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, sitting on a sofa together reading an information leaflet from JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity and research funder.

Resource hub

Our resource hub is home to a wealth of information and shared experiences about living with type 1 diabetes.

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