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JDRF Hope & Health Event Assists Those With Type 1 Diabetes
JDRF Hope & Health Event Assists Those With Type 1 Diabetes

Children, adults and family members of those with type 1 diabetes, as well as those who care for those with type 1, are invited to take part in a free event that will discuss the latest developments in diabetes care.

The JDRF Hope & Health Symposium happens Saturday, Feb. 23 at Cashman Center. Guest speakers with a variety of professional diabetes-related backgrounds will offer information and insight during multiple sessions dealing with a number of topics including:

  • Diabetes management
  • The latest in treatment and research
  • Good nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Mind/body well being

Sessions for children will run simultaneuously with the adult sessions and will include field games and age appropriate diabetes education.

Among those scheduled to speak is Chef Sam Talbot, who knows firsthand what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes.  He will demonstrate how to create a healthy, delicious meal while discussing his experience living with the disease, and will provide insights and knowledge so you can also indulge in the "Sweet Life." Also speaking will be JDRF Resarch Information Volunteer Dayton Coles who will present highlights of JDRF's resarch program to improve lives and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. There will also be an afternoon session which includes the opportunity to ask questions of the experts. 

Space is limited. Thanks to a grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the event is free. Go to www.jdrflv.org to register and get additional information.


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