JDRF Seattle Sweden Diabetes Day – Sept. 24
This sounds bland but is a really fantastic opportunity to hear about the latest in T1 research nationally and internationally. If you live in Puget Sound, sign up now!
JDRF puts this on every year and pulls in top researchers, CDEs, pump and CGM reps, and other experts. Last year’s line-up included updates on the artificial pancreas; best practices for diabetes management by Ragnar Hanas (author of Type 1 Diabetes – best book I’ve read on T1 management); a joint US/Sweden epidemiological analysis of T1 increase, prevalence, etc.; future Medtronic plans; a keynote by Jeffrey Brewer (the man is an incredible speaker) on JDRF’s future direction; and I’ll just stop here. It was amazing.
There’s time for Q&A with each talk as well. My favorite question was from a woman who noted that beta cell count increases during pregnancy, so – aside from encouraging her 18 year old daughter to get pregnant, what other options were out there for increasing beta cells…?
JDRF NW got a larger room this year so more can attend (it filled up immediately last year) – it’s again at the Microsoft Commons on the Microsoft campus in Redmond. There will be on-site care (Kids Zone): contact the JDRF Northwest Chapter office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-838-5153.