2020 TypeOneNation Summit Summary – A Day of Community, Connection and Hope!

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On Saturday, February 8 we hosted our type 1 diabetes community at The Officer’s Club for our 5th Annual JDRF TypeOneNation Summit. The day was all about connecting our T1D community – connecting with each other, connecting with resources and presenting the latest in type 1 diabetes research advancements from experts in the field. Below are some highlights from the day!

  • Jude Restis, JDRF National Research Team member, shared insights into the latest in T1D research and shared how JDRF is working towards a world without T1D. Click here to view Jude’s presentation.
  • Dr. Diana Naranjo, PhD at Stanford Diabetes Research Center, explored ways to manage life with T1D and how to leverage the recent advancements in technology to help. Click here to view Dr. Naranjo’s presentation.
  • Heather Pierce led a panel comprised of T1D parents, an adult with T1D, school administrator and school teacher. Panelists shared their experiences with navigating the school system to ensure care for their T1D students.

    Heather Pierce, Tami Best, Erin Gottis, Brandi Goshey, Chelsea & Kyle Keyser (Left to Right)
  • Grace Juarez, 2019 Children’s Congress Representative, and Chris Tapio, JDRF Board and Advocacy Member, discussed how you can become a JDRF advocate and opportunities to share your story of how T1D affects your life empowering lawmakers to make the most informed decisions about funding, regulatory, and legislative issues that impact the T1D community. Click here to learn more!
  • Dr. Seung Kim, Director of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center and Co-Lead for the JDRF Northern California COE, presented on the collaborative efforts between diabetes researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University School of Medicine at the JDRF Northern California Center of Excellence (COE). The newly launched COE is addressing important and unresolved questions in T1D biology with the intent of translating the findings into novel therapies. Click here to learn more about the JDRF Center of Excellence. 
  • Dr. Kimber Simmons, MD, MPH/PSPH from the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes and University of Colorado Anchutz Medical Campus covered the fundamentals of exercising with T1D, including the exploration of several case studies of how blood sugars are impacted by certain types of exercise.

Dr. Simmons shared after the event, “It was very fun to be part of TypeOneNation Summit on Saturday – what a great T1D community!

JDRF has been instrumental in getting basic education about exercise into the T1D community through efforts such as the PEAK program (of which several of my slides came from). JDRF has also been key in helping me embrace my passion of teaching people how to manage T1D during activity. Through JDRF, I was able to work with other exercise experts to create videos aimed at helping individuals with T1D be successful with diabetes management during exercise. The videos can be found here.

I want to extend a huge thank you to all of you for coming to the summit this weekend and to JDRF for everything that they do to help improve the lives and give hope to people with type 1 diabetes!”

  • National Charity League, South Placer County, organized a wonderful Kids Camp for attendees ages 5-12. The day included face-painting, arts and crafts activities, skits and much more!
  • Dr. Shana Alexander, Psychologist at Folsom Health Psychology, facilitated a Teen Track for attendees ages 13-18. Topics covered included managing T1D socially, T1D and sports, and T1D and college.
  • Attendees also enjoyed an exhibitor fair, which hosted Lilly Diabetes, Dexcom, Medtronic, Insulet, Steady, Tandem Diabetes, Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Trial Net and Beyond Type 1.

Thank you to all of our event day sponsors, speakers, volunteers and attendees for making this year’s TypeOneNation Summit a success. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event!