Is it three months before your next endo appointment and you have a burning question? Hop onto our next Ask the Endo virtual session with Dr. Saleh Adi – semi-retired and former founding Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF, JDRF Bay Area Community Board Member, and co-founder of Tidepool. These remote sessions occur every third Tuesday of every month are free and open for adults and families living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Click here to register.
Whether you have a question about T1D technology, carb counting, or his personal favorite – how to make sense of your CGM data, Dr. Adi is available to help answer your questions. Meet the T1D community while you learn about practical tips, technology, and resources. Stay on for a full hour of learning, or just jump on for a short time. All questions, no matter how basic, are welcome.
All Ages, All Stages of T1D
Ask the Endo occurs on zoom and is available from anywhere, for anyone who would like to join. We welcome parents and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages who live with T1D. We understand that the burden of T1D can feel overwhelming and confusing at times, no matter how long you have lived with it. This program aims to provide advice for concerns that occur between regular visits with your endocrinologist.
Amanda Gilchrist is the parent of a child with T1D. She zooms in every month from Boston. “Dr. Adi has an incredible wealth of knowledge and the way he explains T1D is so calm and reassuring. No matter the level of questions, from newly diagnosed to decades of T1D, he shares his knowledge in such a clear and accessible way,” she says, “I gain so much by listening to him as he answers my direct questions and the all questions from the attendees. JDRF and the Ask the Endo sessions with Dr. Adi offers such an incredible opportunity to those with T1D and their families.”
Learn on the Go
Dr. Adi says, “It is my honor and privilege to be able to provide the community the opportunity to ask questions directly and learn on the go. A keen understanding of how insulin works and how food and activity and many other factors affect blood glucose is absolutely key to managing diabetes and keeping a practical approach and expectations. I’ve often said T1D is really managed by the patients and their parents, so the more they know the better ‘diabetologists’ they become.”
More about Dr. Saleh Adi
Dr. Saleh Adi is a well-known medical provider to many members of the San Francisco Bay Area T1D Community, and serves as Co-Chair of Community Engagement on the JDRF Greater Bay Area Community Board. As a pediatric endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, he has provided comprehensive clinical care for children with T1D and their families and for children with other endocrine disorders in San Francisco for decades.
After a long and successful career as a basic scientist, Dr. Adi pivoted to dedicate his time to helping kids with T1D until his recent retirement. He served as Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes, which he founded in 2012 at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. He had hands on involvement in the planning and development of the standards of care offered at the Madison Clinic.
Click here to register for the next Ask the Endo session. We look forward to seeing you there!