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Dell Children's Medical Center - Pat Hayes Conference and Education Center

4900 Mueller Blvd

Austin, TX 78723

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Join us on Saturday, February 24th as we celebrate the advancements in T1D research and technology - as we learn from Dr. Rakeman and many other experts about living well with T1D! TypeOneNation will provide information and resources that improve life with T1D at all stages and ages. Come and speak with the experts about research advances, meet with other families to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you.

Together, we can improve our lives along the way to a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D).

Meet JDRF Austin's TypeOneNation Keynote Speaker - Andy Rakeman, Ph.D., JDRF, Assistant VP of Research

We're thrilled to announce that we will have Andrew Rakeman, Ph.D., JDRF's Assistant Vice President, Research, as Austin’s mission speaker. Dr. Andrew Rakeman, Ph.D. oversees the development and execution of strategies to advance a pipeline of academic and industry grants and partnerships driving development of novel therapies for the Prevention and Cure of type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Rakeman holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Boston University and a doctorate from Weill Cornell Medical College. His graduate training was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Kathryn Anderson at the Sloan-Kettering Institute, studying the genetic and cellular regulation of axis formation and patterning in the mouse embryo.

Speaker Bio: Sandi Spicer-Moore, MA, RD, LD, CDE, BC-ADM, Advanced Pumping Class - learn how to use your pump better, and to keep your BGs in tighter range! Avoid those post-meal highs. Back by popular demand!

Sandi is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Nutrition Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.

She first became interested in helping people with diabetes as a dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Austin where she taught newly diagnosed children and their families how to manage the nutritional aspects of diabetes. Over the last 20 years, she has been teaching people of all ages how to manage nutrition, exercise, and medication for optimum health and management of diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Sandi is also trained in insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring. She enjoys teaching people how to use diabetes technology. Her other special interests include plant-based eating and sports nutrition. Sandi is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and enjoys cycling, mountain biking, trail running, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Meet Lindsey Fridge, a long-term T1D who has been on the Medtronic 670G Hybrid Closed Loop pump for a year - she'll be speaking on a session called "Less Diabetes, More Livin" along with another long-term T1D Meaghan Anderson (bio below). Hear from them about how AP tech came about, their experiences and advice, and what the future holds!

Meaghan Anderson has been a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator for the past 16 years and is currently working for Texas A&M University in the School of Public Health. Prior to, her experience includes working for Medtronic Diabetes, Driscoll Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and DaVita Dialysis. Meaghan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 and hasn’t looked back since. She was fortunate to have had a wonderful diabetes care team and a very supportive family that taught her early on this disease was just a part of her and she needed to care for it so it would impact her life as little as possible. If anything Meaghan tries to look at the blessings living with diabetes has provided her. She has met amazing people along this journey, had incredible travel opportunities and a rewarding career path. Her philosophy regarding diabetes, “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. (with Splenda of course).

Diagnosed at the age of 18, this is Rachel Mayo - making her second appearance at our Austin Summit. Rachel will be talking about "Perspective and Perseverance" for the main track, and for the kiddos, they won't want to miss "Recognizing and Handling Emotions". Rachel is a very dynamic and fun speaker - that's why we're bringing her back!

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Sessions and speakers are subject to change. Check back for more info and updates!

For more information on conference speakers, sponsorship & exhibitors, please contact Morgan Fluhrer at or call 512.343.0663.

Thank you to our National Premier Sponsors for making this event possible:

Thank you to our local sponsors for making this event possible:


What should I bring to the event?

Bring your diabetes supplies, along with low blood sugar supplies (such as a snack, orange juice, juicebox, glucose tablets), and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Attire is casual.

Will there tickets be sent to me?

No. You will check in at registration by your last name.

More information and sponsors to come!

Don’t let cost keep you from being a part of this special learning opportunity! JDRF is able to offer scholarships to cover the cost of registration - please contact Morgan Fluhrer at for more information.

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4900 Mueller Blvd

Austin, TX 78723

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