JDRF Type One Nation Rocky Mountain 2020

February 29, 2020, Aurora, CO
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Type One Nation is a free, all-day educational summit for anyone impacted by T1D. Adult T1Ds, parents and supporters can attend sessions specific to nutrition, mental health, sports, and technology just to name a few. Children ages 3-11 are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day at KidNation, which features arts and crafts, special guest presentations, and diabetes education activities. For our audience ages 12-17, our Teen Nation full-day program will be offered featuring fun games, technology, trivia and more! Siblings welcome in all sessions!

Any questions, please contact Kelli Raleigh, Community Outreach Manager, at kraleigh@jdrf.orgor (303) 209-7719.


  • Check registered children in to KidNation and TeenNation (8:00am-4:00pm) Parent or guardian must be registered and on-site during Kids Camp and Teen Central.

    KidNation: KidNation provides an opportunity for parents to enjoy the main program presentations while their kids enjoy a variety of supervised age-appropriate art, activities, yoga, and T1D education and stories. Snacks will be provided.  Parents must pick up children during the lunch break. Suitable for kids ages 4-11. 

    TeenNation: For teens and their siblings or friends with T1D, TeenNation provides the perfect opportunity for teens to hang out, meet other T1D teens, play games, enjoy various activities and hear from other young adults who “get it”.   Facilitated by the JDRF Rocky Mountain YLC young professionals board, the day is sure to be fun and inspirational for teens.   Snacks will be provided. Teen sessions will break for lunch at 12:00 and restart at 1:15pm.  Suitable for teens ages 12-17. 

  • Keynote and Mission Update

    The Power of Us  – Derek Rapp

    We have seen more extraordinary progress and changes in the type 1 diabetes landscape in the last 5 years than ever before. From the way we treat type 1 diabetes (T1D) to the science behind prevention and cures, JDRF has touched every single major T1D advancement.

    Derek Rapp, former President and CEO of JDRF International (2014-2019), has actively influenced industry innovation and acceleration and witnessed firsthand the people who tirelessly drive the organization’s mission forward.

    In this smart and poignant Keynote, Derek reflects on the beginning of his T1D story back in 2004 when he found himself the father of a newly diagnosed child. As he sat across the table from a JDRF Outreach Volunteer learning about his new normal, he recognized a personal call to action: to do everything in his power to create a world without T1D. This passion eventually led him to a position as President and CEO of JDRF International, driving the leading global philanthropic of T1D research forward, and the Rapp family to devote themselves to JDRF’s mission work.

    Derek will share with us stories from the people he has met along the way, including JDRF International scientists and innovators, families, volunteers, adults and children, and the incredibly generous supporters who have inspired him. He will speak about the importance of JDRF Advocacy efforts and the future of T1D Research led by JDRF.  Derek makes it clear that the JDRF community is a powerful, collaborative force marching arm in arm towards a world without T1D. His message will leave you feeling inspired, connected and optimistic for what’s to come. Join us on February 29 to rally around the power we each possess to influence a world without T1D, because we are stronger together.

  • T1D in the Very Young: T1D ages 1-5

    Brigitte Frohnert, MD

    The Teen Years and T1D: Parenting through the wonder years

    Sean Oser, MD, MPH & Tamara Oser, MD

    Nothing Elementary About It: Taking diabetes to school

    Siri Morgan, RN & Kelly Driver, RN

    Getting the Most from your T1D Management: Adults

    Sonya Walker, RN, BSN, CDE, MBA

    Becoming Your Own Advocate: If you don’t, who will? Sponsored by DiabetesSisters

    Sarah Mart, MS, MPH & Theresa Hastings, PWD

  • Off to College: Preparing for the transition to college or independent living with T1D.  ****Teens ready for the college transition can and should attend this session.

    Katie Thivener, PWD

    Getting the most from your T1D Management: Families

    Sonya Walker, RN, BSN, CDE, MBA

    Getting Into the Game: Exercising with T1D

    Kimber Simmons, MD

    Diabetes Burnout:  How to cope when you’re “done” with diabetes: Adults

    Jenna Eisenberg, LMFT

  • Finding T1D Connections in Your Community: A discussion panel hosted by local influencers and T1D community builders

    Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and New Treatment Options

    Join us for a conversation with a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as he discusses this new glucagon treatment options, including efficacy, usability, safety. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about the information presented.

    The speaker is presenting on behalf of Xeris Pharmaceuticals.

  • JDRF Advocacy Panel: What’s Happening Locally and Nationally in Diabetes Advocacy

    Adulting with T1D: Addressing the Complications and Stigmas of aging with T1D

    Sean Oser, MD, MPH & TBD

    Diabetes Burnout:  How to cope when you’re “done” with diabetes: Caregivers

    Jenna Eisenberg, LMFT

  • JDRF Research Update: T1D and The Latest Advancements followed by an expert Q&A Panel

    Closing Remarks and PRIZES

  • more details to come…



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University of Colorado Anschutz Campus - Education South I & II

Frequently Asked Questions

Where should I park for the event?
The Education South I & II buildings are located behind Children’s Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus.   the Kiowa Parking lot and Julesburg Parking lot will be available for Type One Nation attendees. To See a Campus map, click here.

Please DO NOT Parking in the Barbara Davis Center Lot for these event.   You can enter the campus the same way you would for the Barbara Davis Center, however instead of turning left on 17th from Aurora Court to the Barbara Davis Center, you will turn right onto 17th Avenue and the Kiowa parking lot is located just after the second roundabout on your left hand side.

What should I bring to the event?
Bring your diabetes supplies, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Attire is casual.

Will tickets be sent to me?
No. You will check in at event registration by your last name.

Is there a room rate?
Please contact Kelli Raleigh at kraleigh@jdrf.org for more information on lodging options.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes, you may update your registration information. Please contact Kelli Raleigh at kraleigh@jdrf.org to make changes. We will do our best to accommodate changes if space allows.

What if I’m not sure what sessions I’d like to attend?

That’s ok!  You don’t have to know in advance but if you’d like help deciding what sessions might be beneficial for you, please reach out to our Outreach Manager, Kelli, by emailing kraleigh@jdrf.org.

13121 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Event Contact

Kelli Raleigh
303-209-7719 | Kraleigh@jdrf.org

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