Keynote Session: An update on JDRF Research and Mission
Keynote Presenter: Jaime Giraldo, PhD
Jaime Giraldo is a Chief Research Scientist with JDRF specializing in some of most exciting areas or science and technology like Artificial Pancreas Systems and Beta Cell encapsulation therapies. Jaime will lead an exciting discussion talking about JDRF’s laser-focused mission on a cure for T1D. No one knows where the cure will come from but Dr. Giraldo will break down several pathways JDRF has identified as having the most promise for a future without the burden of Type 1 diabetes.
The New Normal
Presenters: Dr. Brigitte Frohnert
New challenges, new schedule, new food, new “no’s” and lots of heartbreaking “but why not’s?” Dr. Frohnert leads a supportive discussion for parents and caregivers. Whether you’re in the first few years after diagnosis or entering a new life stage with T1D like elementary school or the teen years – this session will help you to understand and cope with the new normal.
Psychosocial Barriers to T1D and Encouraging Behavioral Changes – Presenter: Kimberly Driscoll
This session will be offered in both AM sessions and addresses the common emotional challenges you face with T1D at any stage of living with the disease for parents, caregivers and people diagnosed with T1D. We will discuss common barriers to self-care at all ages and how to make positive behavioral changes without adding additional burden to an already emotionally charged life managing T1D.
Atkins, Keto, Low-carb – Oh, My!
Presenter: Nicole Rubenstein
Figuring out a diet that fuels our body and keeps us healthy can be a daunting task for anyone. Throw T1D into the mix and things are complicated even more. With all of the buzz around the benefits of different fad diets for T1D, you should know the facts before embarking on a new way of eating. Learn the benefits, the pitfalls, and everything in between of the different low-carb diets for T1D in this informative talk by Nutrition and Sports expert, Nicole Rubenstein
PEAK – Getting into the Game
Presenter: Dr. Michael Riddell
Exercise Expert and Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at York University talks about what it takes to get into the game with Type 1 diabetes. Whether you are a first time athlete, weekend warrior or somewhere in between – the PEAK learning track will teach you how to manage type 1 diabetes for yourself or your student athlete and get the most out of physical activity. The curriculum is to provide comprehensive knowledge and support for people with T1D who would like to pursue a fitness-based lifestyle
PEAK – Fueling for the Game
Presenter: Nicole Rubenstein
How do you fuel a T1D Athlete? When should you eat before or after a workout? What should you eat? How should you adjust your insulin dosing for your activity level? Nutritionist and CDE Nicole Rubenstien answers these questions and more in this Sports Nutrition Talk.
The Therapist is IN
Presenter: Masha Mikulinsky
New to this year’s Type One Nation is a group of sessions called “The Therapist is IN”. Sometimes you just need to talk to someone and this session gives attendees the opportunity to meet with a licensed counselor specializing in diabetes care. These private 20 minute mini-sessions with Masha Mikulinsky, MA, LPC will be available throughout the day. Attendees can sign up ahead of time or select a time slot the day of.
Insulin Pricing and What JDRF is Doing About It
Presenter: Gail Devore, Rep. Dylan Roberts, Caitlin Westerson – Moderator Bill Clayton
At JDRF, our core mission is advancing science to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes (T1D). Just as important is our work fighting for the needs of the T1D community. This, of course, includes access to insulin, and we do more than send letters to drug makers, health insurers, and policymakers asking they ensure that insulin is affordable for everyone. We’re taking action and you can too. Join this informative panel discussion with JDRF Board Member and Diabetes Advocate Gail DeVore, State Representative Dylan Roberts, and Caitlin Westerson from Colorado Consumer’s Health Initiative.
Living in the T1D Renaissance – Afternoon Keynote Session
Presenter: Rob Howe Founder, Diabetics Doing Things
Living in the T1D Renaissance: How Social Media & Technology make this the best time to live with T1D
We’re living at the intersection of Diabetes Technology & Social Media connectivity, which make today the best time to live with Diabetes (if there is such a thing). Rob talks about the clinical & psychosocial outcomes of being involved with the Diabetes Online Community, from sharing blood sugars, to Diabetes hacks and making friends with T1Ds across the world.