JDRF: CNY and Rochester Virtual Connections

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We are excited to launch the JDRF Virtual Connections program this upcoming week. During these uncertain times, we hope to provide a platform for all those in the Type 1 diabetes community to engage with one another in a virtual manner. The Virtual Connections program will be an ongoing series of interactive webinars catering to different educational topics (research, virtual walks, etc.), T1D connections (parents of children with T1d, adults with T1D, etc.) and more to follow. Please continue to check-in to this website for a full calendar of upcoming JDRF Virtual Connections program offerings.

Upcoming Virtual Connections:(Facebook Live)

  • Wednesday, April 8 at noon EDT: Facebook Live event with Austin Basis and friends.
    • A live reading from his comic book series “The Kinetix,” which features a group of unpopular and unnoticed students who each live with various challenges that require special attention, needs, medications, and/or physical aides – including T1D. The group comes to realize they can unlock special, superhuman skills lying dormant within their own DNA.
  • Friday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. EDT: Facebook Live with Christina Martin,
    • presenting a health and wellness demo of music and dance exercises. During the session she will talk about mindfulness, habit tracking, wellness, and how she applies it to her life as a dancer and ninja warrior. To include Q&As and audience challenge.

Past Virtual Connections topics (Available on YouTube/Facebook):

  • T1D Behavioral Health and Psychology
    • Dr. Nicole Johnson, Senior Director of Research at JDRF gives us some tips and tricks to help mitigate the psycho-social impact coronavirus may have on those living with and caring for family members with type 1 diabetes.
    • Please enjoy the recording of the presentation.
  • Aaron Kowalski, PhD, President & CEO of JDRF

Future Virtual Connections topics:

  • Virtual Coffee Connection (April 18)
  • JDRF Virtual Walks
  • T1D Research Progress Towards a Cure
  • Exercising at home