JDRF New England Virtual Educational Series

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Please join us for our virtual weekly education series. Links to the Zoom meetings will be provided upon registration.

There are no upcoming webinars at this time. 

Please contact us at greaternewengland@jdrf.org with any questions and to share your ideas on topics to cover on future webinars.

Our Virtual Education Series is made possible thanks in part to the ongoing partnership and generosity of JDRF’s premier, supporting, and vendor sponsors. View the educational resources provided by our national TypeOneNation Summit sponsors on our Virtual Connections page at www.jdrf.org/community/virtual-connections.  
TypeOneNation Sponsors 2020

Please note that JDRF does not provide medical advice. These programs are for informational purposes only and are not to be used or relied on for diagnostic or treatment purposes. The presentations are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice from your or your child’s healthcare provider.

Please contact your doctor or other qualified medical professional with any questions you may have regarding your or your child’s diabetes or any medical condition. You should not make any changes in the management of your diabetes without first consulting your doctor or other qualified medical professional.

JDRF does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, providers, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned in our resources/programming or by one of our speakers and/or sponsors.


Previous Virtual Educational Sessions

April 7: Challenges of Parenting Children with T1D presented by Ellen O’Donnell, PhD Psychologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Living with T1D since age 21.


April 14: Exercising with T1D presented by Lori Laffel, MD, MPH, Chief of the Pediatric, Adolescent and Young Adult Section at the Joslin Clinic, Senior Investigator and Co-Head of the Section on Clinical, Behavioral and Outcomes Research at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.


April 21: Fighting Fires with T1D presented by John Cutter, Lieutenant Firefighter and Paramedic, MASSPORT, Living with T1D since age 18.

April 28: “T1D for Beginners“, presented by Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH, Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Mother of a Child with T1D; and Gretchen Waldman, MSN, RN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator at Boston Children’s Hospital, Living with T1D since age 13.
Webinar was not Recorded

May 5: “Joining the Culture of YES–How to Thrive in Life Despite Diabetes”, presented by Moira McCarthy Stanford, Award-Winning Author, Nationally Known Diabetes Blogger at Despite Diabetes, and a Mother of a Young Adult with T1D.


May 12: “Coping with T1D” presented by Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, Psychologist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, Living with T1D since age 21.


May 19: “T1D: The Real Story” Presented by: Members of the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Diabetes Program Teen Advisory Committee (TAC); Quinn Banks, LICSW, Social Worker in the Endocrinology Program at BCH; Erin Gordon, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, Dietitian in the Diabetes Program at BCH; Lynne Mills-Fawzy, TAC and Fellowship Program Coordinator in the Endocrinology Program at BCH; and Shannon Terrio, MSN, FNP-BC, CDCES, NP in the Diabetes Program at BCH. Webinar was not recorded.

May 26: “Off to College with T1D” Presented by: Mary Bennett, LICSW, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Leah Berthold, RN, CDE, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Katharine Garvey, MD, MPH, Boston Children’s Hospital; Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, MassGeneral Hospital for Children; Danielle Sandage, Boston Children’s Hospital; and Gretchen Waldman, MSN, RN, CDE, Boston Children’s Hospital.


June 2: “Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and New Treatment Options” presented by: Jennifer Goldman, RPh, PharmD, CDE, BC-ADM, FCCP


June 9: “Cultivating Self Compassion When Living with Diabetes” presented by: Sarah MacLeod, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Reiki Practitioner, and Women’s Empowerment Leader, Living with T1D since 2005; Kieran Fennell, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at Boston Medical Center, Founder of T1D in Action, Living with T1D for 32 Years.


June 16: “All Things Food” presented by Nancy Hanna, RN, BSN, CDE, Clinical Services Manager for the Insulet Corporation and Chef Kenny Schweizer of Avenue Kitchen and Bar, who has lived with T1D for 27 years. Download the two recipes presented on the call:
Beet and Spinach Salad Recipe
Spaghetti Squash Bowl Recipe


June 25: The A1C Shift Method, presented by Lauren Bongiorno, Virtual Diabetes Health Coach and Creator of the Diabetic Health Journal, Living with T1D for 20 years.