How to Deal: Diabetes Complications

How to Deal: Diabetes Complications

No matter how long you have had type 1 diabetes, complications are something we all fear.  You might be complication free but waiting for that dreaded shoe to drop, or you might be dealing with multiple complications and struggling with the guilt and blame.  This talk is structured as a group therapy session for type 1s that want to talk about what we all are trying to avoid.  Leave your judgment and blame at the door for this emotional ride.

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Insulin Pumps: All You Need to Know

Insulin Pumps: All You Need to Know

If you are new to a pump or want to hear about new pump options, this is where you need to be.  We will talk about the advantages of pump therapy and most importantly how to get the right pump for you.  We will also touch on how much (if anything) can a pump be expected to lower your A1c and what a pump can do in regards to helping you with hypos.

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Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin

Treatments for Type 1 Other Than Insulin

Sure type 1s will always need insulin to treat their disease, but is there anything else out there to take that can help us keep our blood sugars in control?  The answer is frankly, yes.  Come learn about other medications already approved and being studied that can help lower blood sugars, improve time in range, and can help you lose weight!  What???????? Yes, it’s true!

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Do You Love Someone With Type 1?

Do You Love Someone With Type 1?

iving with type 1 diabetes isn’t just hard for the person living with the disease, but it can be hard for their loved ones as well.  If you have ever wondered how to not have an argument when your spouse is low, or how to suggest foods to eat without nagging or being the diabetes police, then this talk is for you. It’s like diabetes couples therapy.

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Coming Soon: The Artificial Pancreas

Coming Soon: The Artificial Pancreas

We have the panel of all panels regarding all the current developments in the artificial pancreas space. These worldwide leaders and superstars who are on the cutting edge represent and have done research on the multiple AP systems in development: Animas, Tandem, Bigfoot, Medtronic, etc. What the heck will we do with all of our free time if we don’t have to think about our diabetes and being in the zone all day? This technology is so close we can taste it, and it’s delicious!

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Balancing Type 1: A Conversation About Finding Happiness

Balancing Type 1: A Conversation About Finding Happiness

Keri Sparling is one of a kind. Living with type 1 since she was six years old, she is an excellent writer, the ultimate blogger, mother of two young ones and a sharp-witted individual who gets it…not to mention being a sought after speaker who can share her story in a way that every person in the audience feels connected to it and inspired by it.

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Accelerating Type 1 Research

Accelerating Type 1 Research

The T1D Exchange is the single best source of data on those of us with type 1. Henry will share incredibly interesting and important information, including details, about our type 1 tribe: How old are we? What is our typical age at diagnosis? Does type 1 affect men and woman equally? What therapies are we using?

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We’ve Come A Long Way: The Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

We've Come A Long Way: The Progression of Type 1 Diabetes

Aaron will shine a bright light on the incredible history of type 1 diabetes, from where it all began to where you can expect things to go in terms of treatments, research and advancements. Aaron has been intimately involved with JDRF at all levels, but mainly in the area of scientific achievements and he is excited to share his unbeatable 64,000-foot view of the world of type 1 with you!

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Dr. Edelman Gets Personal

Dr. Edelman Gets Personal

A rare chance to hear Dr. Steve Edelman’s personal story of life with type 1. You’ll have a few laughs and walk away with memorable tips, tricks and antidotes from this key opinion leader who has truly changed the face of diabetes education and advocacy for people living with the disease.

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Are You Cheating Your Destiny?

Are You Cheating Your Destiny?

James Hirsch’s an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, has lived with type 1 diabetes for thirty-six years. Most poignantly, he knows firsthand the toll diabetes can take on parents. In this video hear what he has to say about the diabetic subculture, the urge toward secrecy that many diabetics feel, the glycemic rollercoaster they ride constantly, and the remarkable perseverance—even heroism—required for survival.

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