Virtual TypeOneNation Summit 2020

April 20 - 23, 2020, MI
6:00 pm

JDRF Friends and Families: In an abundance of caution for the well-being of our JDRF community, we are turning the summit into a virtual experience. We have spread this event out over four evenings for the maximum impact and opportunity for our community. As always, it is free to attend all of these virtual events. This decision wasn’t made lightly, and we want you to know that it was made over the last few days with several conversations and in support of volunteer leadership at both local and national levels. We are intensely sensitive to the global coronavirus pandemic with an eye on how we can best ensure the well-being of our staff and community. For additional information on the coronavirus and T1D best health tips, visit our page at:

This year’s Summit, led by Co-Chairs Dr. Brigid Gregg, MD; Pediatric Endocrinologist, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan and Dr. Kara Mizokami-Stout, MD; Adult Endocrinologist, University of Michigan has been developed by a committee of leading endocrinologists, diabetes educators, and community partners. Please join us for this LIVE virtual Summit, interacting with our local medical experts, community partners and special guests too! *PLEASE NOTE: The dates for this event have changed to April 20-23 and if you have already registered for the previous dates, you must re-register for this one.*


  • Opening Keynote

    • Overcoming Obstacles to Inspire: Completing the World Marathon Challenge with T1D

    Eric Tozer; President & Co-founder of Diabetes Sports Project and T1D Athlete Ambassador

    Eric Tozer is a diabetes ambassador who empowers the community through sports and utilizes his athletic accomplishments as a platform to inspire and educate. In 2019 Eric made history, becoming the first person with T1D to complete the World Marathon Challenge, running 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.

    (Courtesy of Tandem Diabetes Care’s Live Life in Full Color Speaker Series)

    • The T1D Athlete: From Basics to Bootcamps

    Dr. Howard Blank, MD + Athletes: Claire Maiocco and Kyle Krause

    Whether you are new to working out or an experienced athlete, this session will explore the impact of exercise on nutrition and insulin management.

    • GVOKE: Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and New Treatment Options

    Dr. Curtis Triplitt, Pharm D, CDCES
    The speaker is presenting on behalf of Xeris Pharmaceuticals

    Join us for a conversation about GVOKE, new glucagon treatment options, including efficacy, usability, and safety.

    • Telehealth Visits in Diabetes: What’s Working and What’s Not

    Dr. Daniel Elsholz, MD

    This session will explain what Telehealth is and how it can allow long-distance patient and clinician contact.

    • Take Action: Understanding the Insurance Maze

    Jeff Hoomaian, Patient Advocate, Jacinta Florek, LMSW, MPH, and Emily Weatherup, MS, RDN, CDCES

    Come with questions – this panel of insurance experts will share insight and provide help in explaining your options.

    • Tips & Tricks from One T1D Mom to Another

    Julia Mulvaine and Mallory Jacobs, MS, RDN, CDCES, NBC-HWC

    Enjoy hearing from moms who’ve “been there…done that” sharing everyday resources and nutrition tips!

    • The World’s Worst Diabetes Mom

     Stacey Simms; Author, Blogger, Podcaster, and T1D Mom

    A lighthearted look at how missteps can turn into a T1D parent’s secret superpower!


    • Social Media: Community Involvement

    Jillian Rippolone (T1dChick); Mila Clarke Buckley (TheHangryWoman); Keary Cheney (Grace&Salt, Type1Brave) and Sahil Mehta (DJSuga313)

    Meet the social media influencers who are making an impact in their diabetes community and beyond!


    • From Professional Basketball Player to Professional Diabetic: I’m Rob Howe and this is My Story

    Rob Howe; Strategist, Podcaster, Comedian, Style Icon and former pro B-ball player.

    Rob has been living with T1D for 15 years. In 2015, Rob founded Diabetics Doing Things in an effort to raise awareness of all the amazing things that people with diabetes are doing around the world.

  • Monday: Live art class with art teacher Joshua Etheridge!

    Tuesday: Story time with actress and T1D Champion, Jolie Ledford!

    Wednesday: Veronica Mainguy will teach Yoga for kids!

    Thursday: Have your kids join you for our closing Keynote Speaker, Rob Howe!



Presenting Sponsor

  • Lilly Diabetes

Event Contact

Denise Pentescu
517-899-2251 |

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