2018 TypeOneNation Summit

August 25, 2018, Duluth, GA
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Do you have questions about managing type 1 diabetes (T1D)? Find answers at the TypeOneNation Summit. Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by T1D at all life stages for a day of education and connection at the TypeOneNation Summit. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you. TypeOneNation Summit offers separate tracks for children ages 4-12. All are welcome to attend: feel free to bring your children, grandparents, coaches, and teachers!

Schedule, Sessions & FAQ


8:00 – 8:45 a.m.
Vendor Fair
Kids Check-in

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Keynote Address by Francis J. Martin, Ph.D.:
“On the Path to a Cure for T1D”

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session #1

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Next Steps Towards a Cure: JDRF One Walk
Vendor Fair

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Breakout Session #2

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. 
Breakout Session #3

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.
Event Conclusion

Breakout Sessions

Choose from a breakout session that interest you:

  • Adult onset T1D – You are Unique but not Alone
  • CGM & Exercise
  • Diabetes Caregiver Class (presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta) This program runs concurrent with workshops.
  • Diet Free Diabetes
  • Globe-trotting with T1D – Essential tips for the Traveling Type
  • Paradigm Shift & T1D
  • Parent Roundtable: Gaining strength and wisdom from our T1D parent experts
  • Pumps-CGM’s-Data Sharing – The latest and greatest in technology
  • Taking T1D to School: Essential 504 Plan Information
  • T1D and the Teenage Years: The Ups and Downs
  • T1D Athletes big and small – fueling for performance
  • Rumbling with Roller Coasters
  • Weight Management with T1D

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the TypeOneNation Summit?
The TypeOneNation Summit is an all-day educational and networking opportunity for the T1D community. It brings together T1D experts to share their knowledge on the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and the psycho-social aspects of living (and thriving) with T1D.

Who should attend?
The event will have unique opportunities for T1D children, teens, adults, as well as their parents, siblings and significant others.

When and where is the 2018 Georgia TypeOneNation Summit?
The 2018 Georgia TypeOneNation Summit will take place on Saturday, August 25th from 8:00am to 3:00pm at the Infinite Energy Forum – 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway Duluth, Georgia 30097.

Where do I register for TypeOneNation Summit?
Registration is available here: https://typeonenationga2018.eventbrite.com.

How much does TypeOneNation Summit cost to attend?
The cost to attend the TypeOneNation Summit is $10 for ages 4 and up and includes lunch and kids activities. Guests 3 and under are free. Admission includes a keynote address, multiple breakout sessions and workshops as well as lunch.

What time does the TypeOneNation Summit start?
Check in will begin at 8:00am and the program will begin at 9:00am. The Summit ends at 3:00pm.

Is parking free?
Yes, parking is free. Volunteers will also be available to help direct you to the most convenient parking lot.

What breakout sessions are offered at TypeOneNation Summit?
At TypeOneNation Summit, we offer 12 different educational sessions. You have the option to attend 3 sessions. Please view the descriptions for our breakout sessions here.

What if my family needs help covering the cost of TypeOneNation?
Scholarships are available to cover the cost of registration. Please contact us to request a scholarship application.

What is the Diabetes Caregiver Class (presented by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta)?
Everyone who takes care of a child with T1D needs to know the basics of managing it, and CHOA’s Diabetes Caregiver Class shows them how. This class is for grandparents, babysitters, friends, school teachers and daycare providers. The class covers topics such as how to give insulin, count carbohydrates, test blood sugar, test for ketones and help a child stay active safely. This program runs concurrent with workshops.

Is there childcare provided?
YES, there will be educational programming for all children ages 4 through 12. There will be separate tracks for little kids (4-7) and older kids (8-12). Children 3 and under will stay with their parents/guardian.

Will there be volunteers to help my child manage their T1D when I am at a workshop?
YES, there will be volunteers available to support your child in managing their T1D throughout the day. They will help treat lows if they arise, these volunteers will NOT deliver insulin to any child. JDRF will not be held responsible for blood sugar levels & insulin dosages. There will be a nurse on site in case of emergencies.

How will I be notified if my child needs me?
Upon check-in at the Summit, you and your child/children will receive a security bracelet. You will be instructed to add your cell number to both of the bracelets. This number will be to match your child for security reasons, as well as be able to call or text you if your child/children need your support.

Are low snacks provided?
YES, there will be low snacks such as juice and glucose tabs provided by JDRF. If you child has a favorite low snack please be sure to bring them with you.

Who will keep my child medical supplies throughout the day?
Your child should be prepared to carry their supplies with them throughout the day. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO LABEL GLUCOMETERS AND MEDICAL BAGS, as many of our children carry and use the same supplies, we do not want to mix them up.

Will my child/children be eating with me?
YES, you will pick up your child/children before lunch.

Will there be carb counts for lunch at the Summit?
YES, we will offer estimate carb counts for lunch provided.

Is there a room rate at a hotel?
A discounted JDRF Room rate is available for Friday, August 24th at the Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center. To reserve a room, you can call 770-476-2022 to receive the discounted $99.00/night plus tax and mention the JDRF Room Block or click here. Be sure to book your room by Friday, August 3rd to receive this discount!



National Premier Sponsors


Infinite Energy Forum

6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097

Hotel Information

A discounted JDRF Room rate is available for Friday, August 24th at the Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center. To reserve a room, you can call 770-476-2022 to receive the discounted $99.00/night plus tax and mention the JDRF Room Block or click hereBe sure to book by August 3rd to reserve the JDRF rate!

Event Contact

Mallory Carmouche
404-420-5990 | mcarmouche@jdrf.org