Type 1 Diabetes Experts Unite In Virtual Summit for Families

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JDRF partners with Carb DM to make event a reality

A long-running California type 1 diabetes (T1D) event can now be attended by anyone, anywhere in the world.

The Bay Area Diabetes Summit on April 26 brings together some of the most renowned experts in T1D to discuss T1D research, psycho-social challenges and technology updates.

Typically a locally attended event, this year it will be hosted on Zoom, enabling families anywhere to attend. JDRF is presenting the summit in partnership with Carb DM, a California based non-profit founded to support the T1D community.

The summit aims to appeal to everyone in the T1D community – from the recently diagnosed to someone who has been living with T1D for years, to caregivers and family members.

Sessions will be run through Zoom Video and take place all day, started at 10am Pacific Time. Attendees can stay for all or attend just those sessions of most interest.

Advance registration and a $25 per-household payment is required.Schedule:

9:45AM PT              Welcome

10-11AM PT           “Searching for Diabetes Identity”
Heather Walker, Ph.D., T1D
Melissa Lee, T1D
The reality of diabetes-related ups and downs changes the way we see ourselves as people and the way we relate to others. In this keynote, learn about new research and how seeking identity is an ever-shifting part of our diabetes journey.

11-12PM PT            “What Does the Future Look Like?”
Panel discussion
Led by Karen Jordan, long-time JDRF volunteer leader and member of the JDRF Research Committee
Jeffrey Bluestone, Ph.D., Diabetes Center at the University of California, San Francisco
Matthias Hebrok, Ph.D., Diabetes Research and Director of the Diabetes Center at the UCSF
Everett Meyer, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford Medicine
What treatments might be available short term and long term on the way to a cure for T1D?

1-2PM PT                Session A: “T1D Self-Care & How to Support a Partner w/T1D”
Diana Naranjo, Ph.D.
An up close and personal approach to loving and supporting yourself, and a T1D partner. A real life discussion including the good, the bad and the “not so fun” parts of the disease.

                                Session B: “Caregiver Burnout & Self-Care Strategies”
Leela Hunter, Marriage and Family Therapist
Caring for chronic illness has inherent stresses and potential frustrations that can impact a caregiver’s health, career and personal life, and can lead to burnout. Signs and symptoms of caregiver burnout will be presented in this talk in addition to helpful tools and self-care strategies that can be implemented to reduce and/or prevent it.

2:15-4PM PT          “Closed Loop for All: Open Source (DIY) & Commercial Options”
Rayhan La, M.D. and T1D, Stanford Health Care
Joseph Moran, T1D
Every manufacturer of insulin pumps in the United States now has an option for automated insulin delivery, be it open source or commercial. You have more options than ever before, so during this session we will break down the differences in algorithms and implementations. We will provide guidance on tuning and troubleshooting open source systems and how OmniPod came into the mix.