What is the best way to communicate the needs of my child with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to his/her school? How do I bounce back after an episode of high or low blood sugar while at work? Our son has football practice 30 minutes after his last class Monday, Wednesday and Friday; what kind of snack should we pack for him? What thoughts and feelings are our kids without T1D keeping from us regarding living with a T1D sibling or parent? Can one develop the ability to observe thoughts and interrupt worry and learn skills to stay in the moment, especially in high stress situations? If the school nurse is unavailable, what school personnel knows where the Glucagon is kept?
To find the answers to these questions and more, join us at the TypeOneNation Summit (TON) and Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK) Program (new this year)!
Meet with other families and individuals impacted by T1D to exchange ideas and participate in discussions important to you and your family while learning techniques to deal with stress, and stay in the moment.
Together, we can improve our lives along the way to cure for T1D.
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Location: Crowne Plaza King of Prussia, 260 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, PA 19406
Adults will choose and attend two of the following three breakout sessions:
Navigating T1D Through School (K-12)
This session is a panel discussion made up of two school nurses (an elementary school nurse and a middle school nurse), a school therapist (she lives with T1D), a well loved and respected teacher, and the mother of a high-school senior diagnosed at the age of eight.
This session will provide the opportunity to learn from others and ask questions.
Mindfulness, Resiliency and Staying in the Moment: Maintaining Balance Between School/work, Family and T1D • Thomas M. Sterner
By the end of this session, Mr. Sterner, an expert in Present Moment Functioning or PMF and the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute, you will have:
Explored how participants can maintain high performance while living with T1D
Discussed the continual change people with T1D experience
Discussed the need to perform 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The session objectives that you should walk away with are:
Developing an ability to observe thoughts and interrupt worry
Learning skills to stay in the moment, especially in high stress situations
How T1D Affects the Entire Family • Bonnie O’Neil
Hear from JDRF Eastern PA Chapter Board Member, Bonnie O’Neil, about the psychosocial aspects that accompany family relationships when one or more loved ones have T1D. Having grown up with siblings with T1D and then watching her own son be diagnosed with T1D, Bonnie has a lot of experience with T1D and how it affects each family member in various ways. Even though T1D is a hard disease to manage, Bonnie is excited to share how she and her family have been able to get through it and the steps along the way that have helped them manage.
Youth Program: Please make sure to sign your kids up for the Youth Program. There will be two back to back sessions.
Youth Program ages 5-17: The Resiliency Center of Greater Philadelphia (RC)
Your child(ren) will get the opportunity to attend two sessions with RC to learn how to bounce back from stressful situations and the power of the positive! The RC is made up of a diverse community of healing professionals who partner with people to help them tap into their innate resiliency, release and transform painful life experiences, improve emotional and physical health, and more fully experience joy. This is an amazing opportunity for kids impacted by T1D (themselves, a sibling or a parent) to learn skills that will allow them to release stress and worry.
Make sure to register now to join us on December 2nd by visiting ton-peak.eventbrite.com!
Attention Healthcare professionals working with individuals with the diagnosis of T1D – JDRF is excited to introduce you to Performance in Exercise and Knowledge (PEAK)!
PEAK is an innovative and unique outreach initiative designed to add to the expertise of practitioners working in the area of effective management of performance and exercise of individuals with T1D.
Systems for developing specific guidelines on glucose targets for safe and effective exercising with T1D, making nutritional and insulin dose adjustments to prevent exercise-related fluctuations in blood sugar, how different types of exercise can reduce or increase glucose levels, and guidance to inform change to exercise routines to ensure safe and effective glycemic management are just a few of the topics of this training!
Do we have your interest?
Need CEUs? They are available!
Join us for PEAK Friday, December 1, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, PA.
Take advantage of the PEAK early bird special and register by November 15, 2017 for $100. The cost goes up to $125 starting November 16th.
Make sure to register now to join us on December 1st by visiting peak-hcp.eventbrite.com!