2018 Morning Breakout Sessions

OPTIONAL Morning Breakout Sessions

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.

Session 1 : Toddlers and T1D

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 practitioners, a psychologist, and a dietitian.

Session 2: Taking T1D to School

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 medical and legal providers, school nurses, and parent advocates.

Session 3: Tackling the Tween Years

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 medical providers, psychologist, and parent advocates. (Parents of children ages 9-12 only for this session.)

Session 4: T1D and the Teenage Years: The Ups and Downs

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, a psychologist, and other medical providers. (Parents of teens 13+ only for this session.)

Session 5: Adults with T1D: Home, Work, and Play

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 medical and legal providers and elite athletes.