More than 500 people impacted by T1D attended the annual TypeOneNation Summit on Jan.28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, to learn how to better care for themselves or that special person, who struggles with the difficulty of managing diabetes. The Greater Dallas Chapter of JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, assembled a top-notch team of medical experts, diabetes educators, and inspirational speakers, who themselves struggle with diabetes, to teach and better educate anyone who interacts with and/or cares for an insulin-dependent diabetic person.
Kim Roosevelt, JDRF International Board of Directors, presented the Mission Message and gave some of the latest and most exciting updates regarding JDRF research. Keynote speaker, Nicole Johnson, the first Miss America with type one diabetes and former motivational speaker, spoke about how to spread a message of hope versus fear through the power of social media, advocacy, and storytelling. Following her keynote address, the event divided into breakout sessions where attendees could choose to listen to different panels speak on various topics, such as going to college with T1D, exercising with T1D and more.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D.