T1 Dynamite! Presents:
A Diabetes Education and Management Seminar
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Room 108, Smullin Education Center, Asante Hospital Campus, Medford
Come join us for a diabetes education seminar the afternoon of April! The seminar has a very exciting lineup, and I chose all the topics based on what I was hearing at support group meetings.
Have you ever had trouble at school with diabetes, or wonder what your rights are regarding diabetes care at school? Taylor Simon of the American Diabetes Association will be here to talk about diabetes at school and the ADA's Safe at School program, as well as to answer any questions about negotiating with your child's school regarding his/her diabetes care.
Do you carry a glucagon kit with you? If so, do you know how to use it? I know I don't! Kirsten Tuers, RN, BSN, CDE will do a presentation on glucagon (the little red box you carry with you in case of a severe low blood sugar, and hopefully have never had to use) and how to administer it in case of an emergency. We'll also have the chance to practice mixing and administering the glucagon using special practice kits.
You're probably used to managing diabetes with a glucose meter and test strips, but did you know you could also use a device that tracks your blood sugar continuously? Wayne Lecomte, Technology Guy and Diabetes Dad, will do a presentation on the Dexcom Share, a state-of-the-art device that allows people with diabetes to track their blood sugar continuously. On top of that, anyone with an iPhone can view Dexcom Share readings remotely (this is very useful for parents who want to watch their child's blood sugar readings at school, or when they aren't with their child)!
TrialNet is an organization that tests relatives of people with type 1 diabetes for their risk of developing the condition, and TrialNet will have representatives at the seminar to do this testing. A simple blood test allows TrialNet to determine risk, and those at risk of developing type 1 diabetes can be channeled into research trials that have been known to postpone the diabetes diagnosis by up to eight years! Anyone between the ages of 1-45 with a sibling, child or parent with T1D, and anyone between the ages of 1-20 with a cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, grandparent or half-sibling with T1D is eligible for free testing. You do not have to attend the seminar to be tested.
For more information on TrialNet and what they do, please call 800-888-4187
This seminar is free and open to the public. I'll also be giving out free materials donated by OHSU, the American Diabetes Association, and Novo Nordisk.
If you have any questions, contact Hailey at