Spend the day with JDRF in workshops specifically designed to cover the topics you are most concerned about when managing type 1 diabetes.
Event Date: June 1, 2013
Event Time: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Program runs 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., includes lunch and refreshments
Event Location: Baldwin Wallace College - Strosacker Hall - Student Union (120 East Grand Street, Berea, OH 44017-2088)
Event Price: Individual: $15.00, Family (2 to 5 people) $30.00, Each additional person (beyond 5) is $10.00
To register, click here
Who: Anyone who lives their lives with type 1 diabetes or loves someone who is living their lives with type 1 diabetes. Medical professionals are also welcome.
Why: This comprehensive type 1 event is intended to bring together the type 1 diabetes community to inform, inspire and network. The day consists of concurrent workshops with recognized leaders in the diabetes arena. Vendors will display their most recent medical advances and answer your questions. The Kid’s Camp for children ages 4 and up will provide activities and entertainment throughout the day
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Natalie Bellini, RN, CDE
Senior Territory Manager for Animas Corporation
Diagnosed with type 1 as a young child, Natalie works on the medical sides of camps and is nationally known for her work with type 1 teens and their parents.
Someone I loves has T1D, now what?
Dan Finkinthal, RN, BSN, BA, CDE, CPT/CPC
This session is for family members, caregivers, or anyone who just recently had a loved one diagnosed. Learn the basis of type 1 diabetes such as how do I count carbs, what will they eat, how do I administer insulin? Dan works with families in such situations on a daily basis. Its overwhelming right now, but it does get easier. Dan is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Nurse in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Cleveland Clinic.
Cool Research News: Updates and Highlights
Dr. Rose Gubitosi-Klug
Cure, Treat, Prevent. We never lose sight of our ultimate goal—to remove type 1 diabetes (T1D) from our lives forever. Every day, we are making advances toward the cure. Along the path to a cure, we are inspired by the many delivered achievements— creating better treatments that will transform how people live with T1D, and breakthroughs that will reduce the risk of developing T1D. Dr. Rose Gubitosi-Klug specializes in pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She is also a member of the Northeast Ohio board of trustees and serves as Research Champion where she is the key link in the communication of research information from the national JDRF research office to your Chapter’s Board of Directors and other stakeholders.
Diabetes and Depression
Natalie Bellini, RN CDE
People with type 1 diabetes often experience depression related to the disease. This also affects their families as well as their social lives. Learn about the symptoms and warning signs of depression and how to get help for you or a loved one. Natalie is a senior territory manager with Animas Corporation
Growing Up Type 1 – An Adult Perspective
Mike was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 2 and has endured his share of medical ups and downs. Mike will facilitate a dialog with the group regarding family dynamics and how it affects every person and every aspect of his life.
Nutrition and Meal Planning
John “Boomer” Sellick, Chef at Ahuja Medical Center
Many families struggle with creating meals that are nutritious and that the kids will love. Chef Boomer will demo some quick, easy and nutritious meals that are not only carb friendly but family friendly.
Learn a few tricks to make dinner preparation easier so you have more time for family.
Feeding the Athlete: Keeping nutrition high but blood sugars stable
Erin Thomas RD, LD, MS, CNSC and Dawn Kritz
This session discusses the benefits of exercise, importance of meeting nutritional needs and tips for controlling blood sugars during exercise for those who are heavily involved in sports or for those kids who just like to play. Erin Thomas is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian and is certified in nutrition support. Erin is the outpatient pediatric dietitian in the pediatric endocrine clinic at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dawn is a Registered Dietician Technician who manages and conducts free nutrition, exercise, and wellness classes at the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. She loves encouraging and motivating kids of all ages and their families to enjoy exercise and eating healthy together, as well as helping motivate the pediatric staff at Metro by offering fun workouts during their lunchtime.
Diabetes and Technology
Insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors, what’s all the hype about? Vendors will present their latest innovations and will talk about how technology plays a huge part in the management of diabetes. Find out what’s new and what’s coming down the pipeline. Presentations by Omnipod, Animas, Novo Nordisk and others.
TJ and Ali Puntel, Zack Browning, Amy Ford
Presentation of best practices for preparing for college and managing diabetes while in college. This session is open to teenagers and parents and strongly encouraged that they attend together when possible. Topics covered will include but not be limited to: Selecting schools, living with roommates, disclosure, physical activity, and the college social scene. This panel of presenters are current college students in various stages of their college careers.
Dr. Rose Gubitosi-Klug, MD, Phd
What is an A1C and what does it mean? Is there anything you can do to control it? Dr. Rose will give you tips on how to get the most out of your doctor’s visit. What questions you should be asking during your appointment. Dr. Rose specializes in Endocrinology and Diabetes and Metabolism.
JDRF Northeast Ohio: Who are We?
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. But here at the Northeast Ohio chapter we are so much more! In addition to our fundraising events such as the Walk to Cure Diabetes, the Golf Classic and the Dream Gala we also have an extensive Outreach program. Outreach hosts support groups, coordinates the Bag of Hope program and provides support to families dealing with their schools. The chapter is also working to expand our digital footprint by creating more traffic on our website in addition to Facebook and Twitter. There are many committees working behind the scenes that your probably never know about. Come learn more about our chapter, what we do and explore opportunities to get involved!
Your Teen and Type 1
Natalie Bellini, RN CDE
Natalie has had type 1 diabetes since she was a young child. She has worked on the medical side of camps for children and teens and has spoken nationally and internationally as an expert in both working with teens and their parents with diabetes. Her fundamental goal when developing the teenage curriculum for Children with Diabetes conferences is that each and every teen that attends finds a passion in life and pursues it. Natalie is a senior territory manager with Animas Corporation.
The Northeast Ohio chapter of JDRF is looking for educators and healthcare professionals to act as counselors for Kid’s Camp at our Talking Type I event. Click here for more details.