2020 JDRF TypeOneNation Summit – Virtual Series

April 25 - May 2, 2020, Omaha, NE
10:00 am


Our FREE annual educational summit provides information on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and an opportunity to participate in educational discussions important to you.


Zoom Virtual Sessions

Omaha, NE 68114

Event Details & Registration

Join us for a VIRTUAL series! To Register for a session(s), click on the session title name.
Sessions will be live at the time listed below as well as recorded for future viewing.

Saturday, April 25:

  • 10:00 AM     Nutrition Trends in T1D     Lauren Plunkett RDN, LD, CDE
    This educational session will cover where we are in nutrition trends today, including the latest and greatest in nutrition research to support the best outcomes in health and blood sugar control. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to eat strategically to sustain energy levels and develop long-term healthy habits fad-diet free. This presentation is gluten-free friendly and suitable for all ages and stages of diabetes.
  • 11:00 AM     When possibility becomes reality: an update on type 1 diabetes research progress.     Annie Shultz
    A personal story of time, progress and the impact of research on those living with T1D.  Our keynote will focus on the first-ever human study that delayed the onset of type 1 diabetes (T1D), what this means for the future and where else is progress being made.
  • 1:00 PM   Conversations about Severe Low Blood Sugar and New Treatment Options     Amy Hess-Fischl, MS, RDN, LDN, BCADM, CDE
    Join us for a conversation with a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist as she discusses 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.

Sunday, April 26:

  • 1:00 PM   PEAK (Performance in Exercise and Knowledge) – Exercise and T1D: Put the wheels in motion!     Lauren Plunkett RDN, LD, CDE
    Exercise is healthy and necessary, but how do we prepare for, and manage blood sugar levels before, during, and after, for optimal control? Find out why duration and intensity of exercise matter, and how you can design your own protocol to not only prevent lows and highs during exercise but also overnight, while fueling performance at the same time. This presentation is suitable for all ages and fitness levels, beginners to competitive athletes.

Monday, April 27:

  • 7:00 PM   JDRF Advocacy 101 & Health Policy Priorities     Shana Durham & Steve Shirmang
    Hear from our Chapter’s Advocacy Team Chairs as they discuss JDRF Advocacy efforts, health policy priorities, and how you can use your voice to support the T1D community.

Tuesday, April 28:

  • 7:00 PM   Taking T1D to School: PreK – 12th grade     Alicia Rhea, RN & Edwin Bonner
    Going to school requires a lot of preparation & planning – especially if you are the parent of a child with T1D. Topics will include tips & strategies for how families and schools can work together to ensure the best possible care for your student, 504 plans, and more.

Wednesday, April 29:

  • 7:00 PM   Off To College     Kameran Ulferts
    This session will benefit high school, college students & their parents. Topics will include tips for visiting campuses, preparing to move out, dorm accommodations, class scheduling, utilizing campus resources, & parental do’s & don’ts.

Saturday, May 2:

  • 11:00 AM   In Sickness and in Health—ImmunoTHERAPY for T1D     Annie Shultz
    Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks insulin producing beta cells. This session will provide an “immunology 101” overview of the “healthy” immune system, and how that changes in the development of T1D. You’ll also learn what immunotherapy is – and how it can help T1D.
  • 1:00 PM   Diabetes Distress & Burnout      Allison Nimlos, MA, LAMFT
    This session will provide support for individuals with T1D on the psychosocial barriers to T1D and identifying & coping with T1D distress & depression.

Event Contact

JDRF Nebraska-Southwest Iowa - Anna Raur, Senior Outreach Manager
402-660-8913 | araur@jdrf.org

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