To help our community stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic, JDRF will be reimagining events through 6/30/20 rather than hosting in person gatherings – details to follow.

2020 TypeOneNation Summit Orange County – POSTPONED

April 26, 2020, Garden Grove, CA
8:00 am - 1:45 pm


***In an abundance of caution for the well-being of our JDRF community, we are postponing our TypeOneNation to a new date when concerns over the coronavirus should have subsided. We did not reach this decision lightly, as this event is a key part of JDRF efforts to build our community through education, empowerment and information. As in everything we do, the well-being of our community is paramount, and at this time, we believe postponing our event with an eye toward possibly helping stem the spread of the coronavirus, especially within the T1D community, is in our collective best interest. We are exceptionally grateful for the support of our Orange County friends and families and sincerely hope to see everyone in the near future as we have an extraordinary event planned. JDRF is intensely monitoring the global coronavirus situation with an eye on how we can best ensure the well-being of our staff and community. Please continue to visit for updated information. Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a FREE day of education and connection at the TypeOneNation Summit. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, visit with vendors and sponsors and participate in discussions important to you. A free breakfast will also be provided for all attendees *Gluten free options available

Schedule of Events

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  • J.C. Aragone – Professional Tennis Player

    Diagnosed with T1D at 16, JC has not let diabetes stop him from following his dreams.  He qualified for the 2017 U.S. Open where he won three qualifying matches and advanced to the US Open main draw. JC used this platform to help the ATP understand diabetes and allow him to manage his insulin while on the court. JC’s experience at the US Open allowed him to become an inspiration to other young athletes with diabetes.

  • Dr. David Ahn, MD –

    Hear about some of the new technology coming to T1D management in the next few years.  New closed loop systems, smart insulin pens, and new artificial pancreas companies are a few of the topics that will be covered.  T1D management has come a long way in the past 5 years, and will only get better in the future! This session is for anyone who wants to learn about the newest up and coming devices on the market.

  • Joe Solowiejczyk, CDE, MSW –

    Explore the psycho-social aspects of T1D with Joe, who has been living with T1D for over 50 years.  Learn ways to cope with depression, diabetes burnout, and the overall stress of living with such a demanding disease 24/7.  Joe will also touch on the importance of parents/caregivers giving up control and allowing those living with T1D to begin to take control themselves.  This session is for anyone living with T1D as well as any parents/caregivers who would like to better understand the psychological toll that T1D takes on the individual.

  • Dr. Beth Braun, Ph.D; Kiersten Montgomery BSN, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Cory Safford

    Have you ever wanted to ask real questions about life with T1D, but were too afraid to ask? This is your chance! This adults-only session will be a Q+A on topics related to living with T1D as an adult.  From alcohol, sex, drugs, and relationships, no topic is off limits and will be answered by our panel of T1D professionals.

    *This session is for adults with T1D or parents/caregivers and is not appropriate for kids. Sessions about real life situations with T1D will be available for teens and tweens in their separate programs.  Mature themes will be covered and may not be appropriate for those under 18.

  • Kristan Hinman; Samantha Markovitz, NBC-HWC; Paula West Hernandez-

    From navigating teachers and administrators to obtaining 504 plans, this session has you covered. Learn tips on how to prepare your child to manage their T1D at school, while also giving the teachers all the tools they need to feel comfortable. This session is for parents/caregivers with kids high school age or younger.

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Delta Hotel Anaheim Garden Grove

Self-parking is free in the hotel parking lot for TypeOneNation attendees. Valet parking is $10.00 for TypeOneNation attendees.

12021 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Type One Nation

Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a day of education and connection at the TypeOneNation Summit. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you.

There will be a variety of breakout sessions designed for all stages of those living with T1D including:

    • T1D Technology Update
    • T1D & Type 3 Panel
    • Cooking with T1D
    • Sports & T1D
    • Psycho-Social Session
    • Off to College

There will also be two dedicated Teens & Tweens breakout sessions and a Children’s Program for kids age 4-10.

Event Contact

Robby Mansfield
(949) 885-5020 |

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