JDRF Hope & Health Diabetes Symposium for those with Type 1 Diabetes, their families and health workers
Children, adults along with their families, and those who care for patients with type 1 diabetes will learn about the latest developments in diabetes care during the third annual JDRF Hope and Health Diabetes Symposium on February 23, 2013 at Cashman Center. Guest speakers with a variety of professional diabetes related backgrounds will offer information and insight during multiple sessions dealing with such topics as: diabetes management, the latest in treatment and research, good nutrition, physical activity, and mind/body well‐being. Sessions for children will run simultaneously with the adult sessions and will include field games and age appropriate diabetes education. Among those scheduled to speak is Chef Sam Talbot who knows firsthand what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes. He will demonstrate how to create a healthy delicious meal while discussing his experience with living with the disease and provide insights and knowledge so you can also indulge in the “sweet life.” Also in the cue is JDRF Research Information Volunteer, Dayton Coles who will present highlights of JDRF's research programs to improve lives and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. He will discuss the current status of such exciting programs as islet cell encapsulation, beta cell regeneration, the artificial pancreas and improved glucose control. He will also describe the status of current human clinical trials and how you can help accelerate JDRF’s progress toward a cure. During the afternoon session, attendees will also be able to take part in an open forum where they can ask specific questions of the experts. In addition, participants are welcome to view and interact with local diabetes management supply representatives in the Vendor Exhibit Hall. Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, Hope and Health is free of charge but those who wish to attend must register before February 15, 2013. Visit www.jdrflv.org to register. Also, lunch will be provided free of charge.
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