JDRF PEAK Program for Healthcare Providers

April 21, 2017, Linthicum Heights, MD
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The JDRF Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) program is an innovative, unique outreach initiative to help increase education on effective management of physical activity for individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Its goal is to break new ground in supporting safe, informed exercise within the T1D community. The JDRF PEAK program is available to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of those with T1D who exercise or wish to exercise. This program is accredited by the American Academy of CME for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and dietitians.



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8:00 - 8:45 AM

Check In

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Welcome and introductions

9:00 - 9:40 AM

PEAK Background and Rationale

In this module, we will discuss the role of exercise as a pillar of diabetes management as well as explore the benefits and barriers to exercise for people with diabetes. It will also introduce how the PEAK program will provide a foundation for insulin, glucose, and fuelling strategies to lower barriers and discuss strategies for implementing exercise into the diabetes care plan.

9:40 - 10:25 AM


In this module, we will use two clinical case scenarios to demonstrate the hormonal and metabolic responses to various types of exercise in individuals with type 1 diabetes. We will also illustrate the mechanisms for the maintenance of euglycemia, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia during and after exercise.

10:45 - 11:30 AM


In this module, we will review nutrition goals for active people with type 1 diabetes. We will identify key areas of nutrition advice to support goals for exercise and understand key questions to ask in order to provide individual nutrition advice.

11:30 - 12:25 PM

Glycemic Management

Here we will learn about patient’s exercise goals, different exercise types and the differences in glycemic management in individuals with type 1 diabetes. We will discuss insulin dose and carbohydrate intake adjustments to prevent hypoglycemia and severe glycemic variations during and after exercise.

12:25 - 1:25 PM

Buffet lunch in the Conference Center dining hall

1:25 - 2:25 PM

Breakout Session 1 (Choose one) SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

The Recreational and Competitive/Endurance Athlete
The Child/Adolescent Athlete

2:45 - 3:45 PM

Breakout Session 2 (Choose one) SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

Pump and CGM Technology
Sports Nutrition

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

4:30 - 4:45 PM

Meeting Close and Evaluation


Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum, MD

Parking is free for JDRF PEAK attendees.

692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D.
JDRF’s chief mission officer, Dr. Kowalski combines his professional experience as a scientist with his personal experience of living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to help guide and champion JDRF’s programs focused on creating a world without T1D. Dr. Kowalski, an internationally recognized expert in diabetes technologies, is a leader of JDRF’s Artificial Pancreas Research Project, a multimillion-dollar initiative to accelerate the progress toward automated insulin-delivery systems. He has authored numerous articles on T1D research and was a coauthor of the landmark study in The New England Journal of Medicine that revealed the effectiveness of continuous glucose monitors in T1D management.

Iñigo San Millán, Ph.D.
Iñigo San Millán, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Director of the Sports Performance Program at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center in Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Millán is an internationally renowned applied physiologist having worked for the past 20 years for many professional teams and elite athletes worldwide across multiple sports like running, football, soccer, basketball, rowing, triathlon, swimming, Olympics and cycling including eight Pro Cycling Teams. He has also been a consultant in exercise physiology and sports medicine to international organizations like the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Cycling Union.



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Event Contact

Carrie Zager, Senior Outreach Manager
202-469-6978 | czager@jdrf.org