Prior to the start of the main program, a variety of breakout sessions will be offered for TypeOneNation attendees. Attendees can register for one of the following sessions with the main program registration.
Parents of children (under 5 years of age) are invited to join this discussion on the unique challenges of managing T1D in toddlers. This session will be an opportunity to meet other families of young children and hear directly from parents who have been though it. Other expert panelists include pediatric healthcare providers, a psychologist, and dietitian.
Educators, parents, and caregivers of children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) know that going to school with T1D requires a lot of preparation and planning. This session will feature a panel of experts who will discuss strategies and tips for school personnel and families to ensure that every child enjoys the best possible school experience. Panelists include pediatric healthcare providers, legal expert, school nurse, and parent advocates.
Handling transitions, setting realistic expectations, and taking those first steps towards independence will be the main topics of discussion in this session for parents of children ages 9-12. Panelists include pediatric healthcare providers, psychologists, and parent advocates. (Parents of children ages 9-12 only for this session.)
Navigating the teen years with a child with T1D can be full of anxiety and apprehension for both the child and the parents. This session will feature a panel of experts including young adults who will share their experiences growing up with T1D, psychologists, and pediatric healthcare providers. (Parents of teens 13+ only for this session.)
Join other adults living with T1D (and spouses/significant others) in an informal discussion around topics important to you – exercise, workplace issues, pregnancy, technology, and T1D burnout. This session will feature a panel of experts including adult healthcare providers, legal experts, psychologist, and elite athletes.