TypeOneNation Summit - Westchester/Fairfield/Hudson Valley 2018

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The Ethan Allen Hotel

21 Lake Avenue Extension

Danbury, CT 06811

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Join other individuals, families, and caregivers affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D) at all life stages for a day of education and connection at the TypeOneNation Summit. Talk to experts about research advances, meet with other attendees to exchange ideas, and participate in discussions important to you.

Program includes:

Mission Update – Dr. Aaron Kowalski, JDRF Chief Mission Officer.
Inspirational Talk – Billy Sparkle, Master Coach, Speaker and T1D Adult.
A full day of diabetes education, networking and inspirational sessions.
A light breakfast and healthy lunch are included.
A Kids Zone for children ages 5-10. Our Kids Zone will provide supervised care and structured age-appropriate activities. Kids Zone will be open from 9:00am to 12:00pm and again from 12:50pm to 3:00pm. Registered nurses will be on site to assist the kids with their diabetes care. Space is limited.
Special breakout sessions just for middle and high school students.


9:00 to 10:00 Registration, Vendor Fair and Light Breakfast
9:00 to 12:00 Kids Zone open for 5 to 10 year olds
10:00 to 10:45 Inspirational Talk with Billy Sparkle
11:00 to 12:00 Breakout session 1
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch/Vendor Fair
12:50 to 3:00 Kids Zone reopens for the afternoon
1:10 to 1:50 Mission Update with Dr. Aaron Kowalski
2:00 to 3:00 Breakout Session 2

Click here to download agenda and breakout topic descriptions.

Breakout Session Topics include:

Healthy Eating and Glucose Management
T1D & Technology
T1D in the Workplace
Q&A with Pediatric T1D Expert
PEAK: Performance in Exercise and Knowledge
T1D & Insurance/Advocacy
Managing Everyday Diabetes Burnout
Taking T1D to School
Off-to-College for Parents
Just for High School Students:
Off-to-College for High School Students
Fitting in without Standing Out
Just for Middle School Students:
Diabetes Jeopardy: What do you know about T1D?
Fitness Tips

Online registration is required for attendance. Contact Joan Benz for more information at or 203-854-0658


Thank you to our National Premier Sponsors:


Lilly Diabetes

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors:


Novo Nordisk

Thank you to our Vendor Sponsor:


Thank you to our Local Sponsors:


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

Thank you to our Local Sponsors:


What are my parking options getting to the event?

There is plenty of parking at the Ethan Allen Hotel, both in front and behind the hotel. Registration for the Summit will be at both the front and rear entrances to the hotel.

Are meals provided?

A light breakfast and healthy lunch are provided to all guests. Please note that there will be nut-free and gluten-free options.

Will there be exhibitors?

Yes! We are excited to have Lilly Diabetes, Dexcom, Medtronic Diabetes, Novo Nordisk, Omnipod, Tandem, Mannkind, Fitscript, Chronically Healthy, Barton Center, Camp Nejeda, and Jewelry 4 Cure! More exhibitors are being added at this time.

Kids Zone 9:00am-12:00pm & 12:50pm-3:00pm

The Kids Zone, for kids ages 5 to 10, will provide an opportunity for children and their siblings to spend time with each other while enjoying a variety of activities and learning about T1D. We will have registered nurses on site should a child require some assistance with their diabetes management. Space is limited.

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