JDRF Mountain West: Colorado Springs TypeOneNation Summit

February 15, 2024, Colorado Springs, CO
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Mountain Time)


TypeOneNation is an event filled with education, inspiration and connection as we gather together to learn about life with T1D.

Schedule of Events

  • Please note, this schedule is subject to change at any time.

    5:30pm | Check-in

    Attendees can begin checking in at 5:30pm.

    6:00pm-6:15pm | Meet & Greet

    Take some time to visit the vendor fair to learn more about JDRF’s various programs as well as our pharma partners and partner organizations.

    6:15pm-6:45pm | Welcome & Special Remarks

    Make sure you’re seated to hear a special welcome message from JDRF.

    6:45pm-7:45pm | Q&A Panel

    Hear from local community members on their experiences with life with T1D.


    • Austin Burns (third-year med student; Outreach Ambassador; person with T1D)
    • Kristin Greiner (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist; Outreach Ambassador Chair; T1D Mom)
    • Virdi Hernandez (Family Health Navigator, Children’s Hospital Colorado; healthcare provider partner)
    • Andrea Houk (Registered Nurse; Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist; Executive Director, Diabetes Resource Nurses of Colorado, Inc.; person with T1D)

    7:45pm-8:00pm | Wrap-up

    Remain seated for the announcement of our giveaway winners, courtesy of SCHEELS!

    Attendees are then invited to mingle with any vendors, staff or volunteers they have not yet had a chance to speak with.

  • We are grateful to our national industry partners for making TypeOneNation Summit possible in Colorado. If you want to learn more about our partners, please visit our vendor fair on event day.

    • Abbott
    • Dexcom
    • Insulet
    • Lilly
    • Medtronic
    • MannKind
    • Tandem
    • Xeris
    • Provention Bio
    • Vertex

    Additionally, we are excited to feature the following organizations in our vendor fair:

    • Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists, Colorado Coordinating Body
    • The Diabetes Link @ CU Boulder
    • TrialNet

    And take some time to talk to staff and volunteers about the following JDRF programs:

    • Advocacy
    • Clinical Trials
    • Newly Diagnosed Support
    • One Walk
    • Ride to Cure Diabetes
    • Research
    • Signature Events



ProRodeo Hall of Fame & Museum of the American Cowboy


The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is conveniently located right off of I-25 at the Rockrimmon Blvd exit.

There is ample surface lot parking located at the venue attendees can utilize for free.

103 Pro Rodeo Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

More Info

The Colorado Springs type 1 diabetes (T1D) community is invited to a free TypeOneNation Summit, hosted by the JDRF Mountain West Chapter!

Join us on the evening of Thursday, February 15, where we will offer opportunities to learn more about who JDRF is and how we serve the greater T1D community. You’ll also hear more about the broader experiences of life with T1D from those who get it. No matter if you’ve lived with T1D for 10 minutes or 10 years, TypeOneNation is a time to meet and mingle with the Colorado Springs JDRF and T1D communities.

Please reserve a spot for each individual guest who will be attending using the appropriate ticket type. While there will be no official childcare, kids and families are welcome!

Additionally, we offer a special thanks to SCHEELS, who has donated special goodies for us to give away just to attendees of this event!

Snacks and beverages, including gluten-free options, will be available.

We look forward to seeing you!

Event Contact

Andrea Santoyo
720-237-5849 | asantoyo@jdrf.org

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