This coming Sunday,here in Dallas, JDRF is hosting the Type One Nation Summit.
When I went to my first Type One Nation Summit this past year,it was educational AND inspiring! I wouldn’t say I had gone through a time of “Diabetic Burnout”, but I (wrongly) thought that since I had lived with diabetes for so much of my life, I didn’t really have anything new to learn.
Of course, I was totally wrong! There is always something knew to learn, because there are new treatments on the market and big ideas on the horizon all the time! Although I expected that my endocrinologist would keep me in the loop of anything and everything important, that was not the case. If we want to really stay on top of our health, we have to be our own advocate.
Besides all the information I learned from attending the event, it was great to meet so many other Type 1s and/or the people who love them! Who knew there were so many of us out there? Sometimes, we wrongly start feeling like, “I’m the only one…” But that simply isn’t true. Hearing other people’s similar stories, and just hanging out all day is such a great feeling.
So if you’re wanting to hear all about all that’s available to best live with Type 1 Diabetes right now, and learn about the exciting things on the horizon, and meet a bunch of cool people, then this event is most certainly the place to be Sunday, May 1st. Hope to see you there if you live anywhere near the Dallas/Ft. Worth area! Details from JDRF are listed below.
The JDRF Greater Dallas and Greater Fort Worth-Arlington Chapters are excited to be hosting TypeOneNation, an educational and inspirational summit designed for people who are impacted by Type One Diabetes (T1D). We will provide education, connection and support for those living with T1D, their families and their alternate caregivers. We will have fun and meaningful activities for children (5 -10) and teens (11-16). Guests will be able to choose between various learning tracks and 13 speakers throughout the day. An exciting keynote speaker will be featured during lunch. Our key industry partners will be in Resource Row where participants can learn about the latest in resources and technology.
Where: Sheraton DFW, 4440 West John W Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75063, (972) 929-8400
When: Sunday, May 1, 2016, 11:00 – 5:30
Cost of tickets: $25 per adult, $15 per youth 16 or under