Virtual Connections

We’re bringing experts from across the country to you with a series of virtual educational events to help you and your loved ones live well with type 1 diabetes. Meet and learn from new speakers, engage with other families and individuals with T1D and expand your knowledge on topics important to you – all from the comfort of your own home. To stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest in T1D treatment options, view the educational resources provided by our national TypeOneNation Summit sponsors.

Virtual Events

Conversations with Keary Cheney

July 28th | Time: 4:00 pm PT
Speakers: Keary Cheney is the adoptive mother of two children from Uganda.  While she was in the process of bringing home their first adoptive child, Keary was diagnosed with T1D.  At the same time, another child in the orphanage was diagnosed with T1D.  Keary and her husband came home with both children.

Keary will share her and her family’s T1D story in a heartfelt and inspiring interview.

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Off to College and Teen Transitions

July 30th | Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET
Speakers: Healthcare providers from Children’s National Hospital and a panel of young adults with T1D

Learn about the teen transition years, including going off to college and transitioning from pediatric to adult diabetes care. The event includes speakers from the Children’s National Child and Adolescent Diabetes Program and a panel of young adults with T1D to share experiences and answer questions. Open to teens (most appropriate for 11th and 12th graders) and current college students / young adults with T1D and their families/caregivers.


Off to College with T1D

July 31st | Time: 3:00 pm ET
Speakers: Anna Floreen Sabino, MSW, CDCES, & Program Director, College Diabetes Network

Join JDRF and the College Diabetes Network for a discussion on preparing and navigating the transition to college life, whether it be virtual, on campus, or a combination. Learn about accommodations, campus life, telling others about T1D, and get all your questions answered!

RSVP: No registration needed!  Join us on JDRF Facebook Live

T1D Research Update from Dr. Sanjoy Dutta

August 4th | Time: 4:00 pm PT

Speakers:  Dr. Sanjoy Dutta, Vice President of Research, JDRF

Dr. Sanjoy Dutta will share an update on the latest advancements in preventing, treating and curing T1D

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T1D 101 for Caregivers

August 6th | Time: 6:30 pm PT
Speakers: Dr. Michelle Schweiger, Cedars-Sinai

This session will cover T1D basics, specifically designed to help caregivers with loved ones diagnosed with T1D within the last year.

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Q&A with Marisa Hilliard, Ph.D., & Samantha Carreon, Ph.D.

August 11th | Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm CT
Speakers: Marisa Hilliard, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, in the Psychology Section of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.  Samantha Carreon, Ph.D., Department of Pediatrics at Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

Marisa Hilliard is behavioral scientist and pediatric psychologist who conducts clinical research on the experiences of young people with T1D and their families.  Her passion is promoting resilience and her research focuses on how youth and families overcome the challenges of diabetes to engage in consistent diabetes self management, experience good quality of life and have optimal diabetes health outcomes.  Samantha Carreon, Ph.D. is postdoctoral fellow working in the Resilience and Diabetes Research Lab with Dr. Hilliard where she is contributing to grant-funded research testing the impact of a peer mentorship intervention for young adults with T1D transitioning to adult care.


Brooke Gibson on New Parenting with T1D

August 18th | Time: 4:00 pm PT

Speakers: Brooke Gibson is a new parent living with T1D.

Get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a new parent taking care of a baby while living with T1D.

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Virtual Happy Hour with Dr. Jeremy Pettus: How to Mix T1D and Alcohol

August 21st | Time: 4:00 pm PT
Speakers: Dr. Jeremy Pettus, assistant professor of medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology.  Diagnosed with T1D himself at age 15, Dr. Pettus has dedicated his career toward treating and educating others with T1D.

Join Dr. Pettus for a virtual happy hour where he will explain how alcohol affects your blood sugar and how best to manage it. This session is for adults living with T1D.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Supporting Sponsors

Dexcom, Inc. empowers people to take control of diabetes through innovative continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Dexcom has emerged as a leader of diabetes care technology. By listening to the needs of users, caregivers, and providers, Dexcom simplifies and improves diabetes management around the world. Get Started Today

Insulet Corporation, headquartered in Massachusetts, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes and other conditions easier through the use of its Omnipod product platform. 


For more than 30 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes.

Medtronic is working with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health. 

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: rare bleeding disorders, growth hormone-related disorders, and obesity. 

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The Company takes an innovative, user-centric approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. 

At Xeris, we believe that easy-to-use medicines can have a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families. That’s why we’re studying ready-to-use liquid glucagon, but that’s just the beginning. Learn how our technology is unlocking the potential of today’s medicines.