Local Support


Most support groups meet monthly.  Please contact the local support group leader to learn more about upcoming meetings.

All Children’s Hospital Type 1 Diabetes Group
Meets monthly in the hospital’s Outpatient Care Center (click for directions)
Contact: Ana Warren

Safety Harbor Area Group
Meets monthly at the Safety Harbor Community Center (click for directions)
Contact: Sam Jarczynski

Students With Diabetes
Meets the first Tuesday of every month
Contact: Nicole Johnson

Teen Group
Meets monthly
Contact: Bailey Sullivan

People with T1D 25+ Years
Meets the first Thursday of every month (6:30 – 7:30 pm)
on the 5th floor of the USF Diabetes Center
Contact: Marisela Castillo

Virtual Group: Bay Area Sugar Babies (Facebook)
For parents of children with T1D
Click here to view the group

“Sweet Ones” Adult Support Group
Meets the fourth Saturday of every month at the Tampa General Hospital Community Health Education Center (1 to 2:30 pm)
Contact: Laura Gil (813) 844-8091

For questions or if you are interested in starting a support group in your area, contact Christine Feller.



We have trained volunteer mentors who all have a connection to T1D, and can help with almost any life situation. We try to match mentors with similar families, so when submitting your request please include age and gender of the person to be mentored.

Please contact us and we will get you connected with a  mentor right away.