Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to Host Coffee Talk in Palisades

The talk will take place at Palisades Garden Cafe.
Photo by Lily Tinoco

By LILY TINOCO | Reporter

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will host a Coffee Talk at Palisades Garden Cafe on Wednesday, January 15, from 8 to 10 a.m.

JDRF is a leading global organization that funds type 1 diabetes research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can develop at any time and currently does not have a cure.

JDRF hosts Coffee Talks all throughout Los Angeles, offering support and a good time with others dealing with type 1 diabetes.

“This is something led by JDRF volunteers, and it’s just a gathering of parents of kids with type 1 or people living with type 1, just to meet and connect in their neighborhoods and share ideas and support,” said JDRF’s Senior Development Manager Elisabeth Fleshler, who is also in charge of community engagement.

JDRF strives to turn “Type One into Type None” through funding research and advocating for government support of research, according to its website. JDRF has led the search for a cure since the organization was founded in 1970 and delivered on the promise of making life with T1D better. Forbes also listed JDRF as one of its five “All Star” charities in 2012.

Fleshler added that beyond Coffee Talks, JDRF also has events with doctors and endocrinologists. Kaiser endocrinologist Dr. Ed Bellfield will host a discussion on Sunday, January 26, in Panorama City to discuss diabetes and further offer support to the T1D community.

JDRF’s California chapters include Los Angeles, Irvine, San Francisco and Sacramento.

For more information about JDRF’s Coffee Talk at Palisades Garden Cafe, contact Fleshler at efleshler@jdrf.org or call 213-233-9917.

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