JDRF Mountain West: Utah TypeOneNation Summit Meet & Greet

November 16, 2022, Sandy, UT
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (Mountain Time)

Join the JDRF Mountain West Chapter for a free event offering education and support for the Utah T1D community.



11282 South State Street
Sandy, UT 84070

About This Event

Newly diagnosed individuals and families, as well as anyone at any stage of their type 1 diabetes (T1D) journey, are invited to a free TypeOneNation Summit Meet & Greet hosted by the JDRF Mountain West Chapter.

Join us the evening of Wednesday, November 16, where we will offer opportunities to learn more about who JDRF is and how we serve the greater T1D community as well as the broader experiences of life with T1D. No matter if you’ve lived with T1D for 10 minutes or 10 years, all are invited to come meet and mingle with the Utah JDRF and T1D communities. However, newly diagnosed individuals and their family, friends, and caregivers will find our programming beneficial to the beginnings of their T1D journeys.

We will be hosting a Q&A featuring panelists with different experiences with JDRF and life with T1D. Help us ensure your questions get answers by submitting your questions ahead of time!

While this event is family-friendly, and we encourage you to invite family members, please note that there will be no Kids Camp offered at this event and no official childcare will be available.

Food and beverages will be offered for free at this event, with gluten-free options available. Special thanks to SCHEELS for catering our event!


5:30pm | Check-in Begins

Attendees can begin checking in.

Attendees can also begin the scavenger hunt and visit the vendor fair.

6:00pm – 6:40pm | Scavenger Hunt & Vendor Fair

Participate in our scavenger hunt and find Rufus the Bear with Diabetes® for a chance to win our grand prize.

Special thanks to SCHEELS for sponsoring our scavenger hunt and the grand prize: a $100 gift card to SCHEELS!

Visit our vendor fair and learn more about JDRF’s various programs as well as our pharma partners and partner organizations.

6:40pm – 6:50pm | Research Update

Hear from University of Utah researcher Dr. Helena Safavi on her JDRF-funded research project and why research is integral to JDRF’s mission work.

6:50pm – 7:45pm | Q&A Panel

Moderator: Merissa Davis (Utah Community Board President, Outreach Volunteer; T1D mom)


  • Elisa Anguiano (Clinical Research Coordinator, University of Utah Department of Pediatric Endocrinology; TrialNet)
  • SaRene Brooks (Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, Integrated Diabetes Services; T1D mom)
  • Christina Choate (Mountain West Youth Ambassador Program Co-Chair; person with T1D)
  • Vandana Raman (MBBS, MD; Division Chief, University of Utah Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes)
  • Cheryl Swenson (Utah Walk Committee Co-Chair; Outreach Volunteer; T1D mom)

Read more about each of our panelists here!

7:45pm – 8:00pm | Wrap-up

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


  • Dexcom
  • Medtronic
  • Tandem
  • Abbott
  • Xeris
  • Diabetes Link
  • TrialNet
  • JQ Medical
  • JDRF Advocacy
  • JDRF One Walk
  • JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes
  • JDRF Mountain West Youth Ambassadors


At JDRF, protecting the health and safety of our guests, donors, volunteers and staff remains a top priority as we prepare to come together in person to advance the mission we all share.

JDRF has analyzed recent COVID-19 data and trends and there has been a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases around the country. For this reason, JDRF has made the decision to discontinue the proof of vaccination and/or negative COVID test requirement for attendees of this event.

Individuals who wish to wear masks at any of our JDRF events are encouraged and welcome to do so. For the health and safety of everyone, event attendees experiencing signs of illness are kindly asked to stay home.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Santoyo at asantoyo@jdrf.org.

With your continued support, we move closer to curing T1D every day.

A special thank you to our national and local sponsors for helping to ensure this event is a success:

Provention Bio, Dexcom, Medtronic, Lilly, Tandem, Vertex, Eversense, Abbott, Genentech, Mannkind, Xeris, Zealand, SCHEELS, JQ Medical

Event Contact

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

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