JDRF PEAK Program for T1D Patients and Caregivers

April 22, 2017, Linthicum Heights, MD
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free; Donations accepted

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 anyone with T1D—both those who exercise or wish to begin to exercise as well as their caregivers.



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8:30-9:00 AM

Check In

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Core Session: Diabetes and Physical Activity

This session will outline five of the most common and relevant concepts and challenges that people with T1D face when it comes to exercise and blood-glucose management. After completing the session, participants will understand the benefits of exercise and have a better grasp of how to tailor an exercise and insulin regimen for their individual needs.

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions (Attendees will choose one)

Getting Into the Game

This session is targeted towards individuals with T1D who are starting to exercise, beginning basic training or interested in weight loss. After completing this session, participants will understand the insulin and diet considerations needed when participating in various exercise types and at different intensities. This session will be driven by group activities and case studies.

Ramping Up Your Game

This session is targeted towards competitive athletes with T1D. It will review how these athletes can optimize their performance through diet, blood-glucose control and weight management. This session will involve advanced case studies and require audience participation.

11:15 – 12:00 PM

Core Session: Fueling for the Game

This session will provide participants with the foundations of nutrition to assist with managing T1D while exercising. Additionally, the session aims to have participants understand how proper diet management can solve several common problems related to T1D and exercise.

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A


Maritime Conference Center, Linthicum, MD

Parking is free for JDRF PEAK attendees.

692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

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Dr. Inigo San Millan
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director of the Sports Performance Program at the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Boulder, CO

Pietro Galassetti, MD, PhD
Professor Emeritus, University of California, Irvine; Clinical Research Director, AstraZeneca


The event will include supervised, fun activities for children ages 5 and up. Activities include arts & crafts, games, and age-appropriate movies. Please note: Parents/caregivers are responsible for their child’s diabetes management during the event.


JDRF PEAK Program Frequently Asked Questions

Event Contact

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