Welcome to Club 1921, where anyone with any type of diabetes can find events anywhere in the United States. We believe in the power of personal connections. The internet and social media are terrific, but there’s nothing like meeting someone with diabetes face to face. It leads to stronger relationships, better health outcomes and more creative advocacy.
Let everyone know about your event or hangout! Here in Club 1921, an “event” is a larger gathering put on by an established organization. A “hangout” is smaller, such as meeting for coffee, organizing a bowling meetup or a little kid playdate in the park.
If you have diabetes, or love someone who does, you’re already a member of Club 1921. We do ask that you officially sign up here – it’s free to join and always will be. We plan to charge a small fee to post events, but not before 2023. We hope that there will be a LOT of events listed and letting us know what you’re looking for will make it easier for you to navigate.
Why Club 1921? You’ve probably already guessed. That’s the year Banting & Best are credited with the discovery of insulin. We’re all in this club together, we just made it official! Sign up and jump in. Let’s make some connections!
A message from the founder
Hi! I’m Stacey. My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in December of 2006. In-person connection at that time helped us navigate a T1D diagnosis in a toddler and those relationships sustained us as we learned more about diabetes in a growing child and now teenager.
Since we entered the diabetes club, social media has exploded. It’s easier than ever to find other people with diabetes online, but it’s still very difficult to find in-person opportunities. For us, that’s where the real learning and support happens.
I run a large, local D-Parents group and as we grew, it become more difficult to make sure we notified everyone about our events. I became very frustrated with social media algorithms and Facebook event listings, and I knew there had to be a better way.
Club 1921 is here for anyone with diabetes, any type of diabetes, anywhere in the United States. Welcome to Club 1921. Where Diabetes Connections are made!
Club 1921 is wholly owned and operated by Stacey Simms Media, LLC.