On Saturday, September 12 and September 19, 2020, Diabetes Canada brings a unique, two-day virtual educational event to adults, youth and parents of children living with type 1 diabetes with the "No Limits with Type 1 Diabetes" conference.
“Based on the success and feedback of previous in-person conferences, our team was determined to find a solution during our current times to ensure we can continue to deliver this important opportunity to learn more about diabetes self-management,” says Laura Syron, President & CEO of Diabetes Canada. “We are excited about bringing our virtual conference and top experts to a national audience, enabling participants to join safely from the comfort of their own homes.”
Speakers will cover a variety of topics including research towards a cure, diabetes and technology, parent and caregiver mental health, a live discussion panel on the diabetes life stages, closed loop solutions, how to stay motivated, diabetes and sex, weight management and more.
The conference agenda includes:
- Lorraine Anderson: “Type 1 and low carb: Help or harm?”
- Michelle Sorensen: “Parent & caregiver mental health
- Dr. Michael Vallis: “Staying motivated & overcoming diabetes burnout”
- Mark Woolley: “Take the challenge - Live your best life with type 1 diabetes”
- Dr. Tom Elliott: “Research for a cure”
- Kimberly Hanson: “Financial supports for people with type 1 diabetes”
- Dr. Alice Cheng: “Let’s talk about sex”
- Live panel discussion: “Life stages of diabetes”
- Kate Farnsworth: “Looping in – exploring DIY closed-loop solutions:
- Dr. Sean Wharton: “Weight management in people with type 1 diabetes”
- Dr. Jonathan McGavock: “Exercise & type 1 diabetes”
- Dr. Delilah Topic: “My life with type 1 diabetes: A Story of dedication and perseverance”
- Dr. Bruce Perkins: “The future of technologies for type 1 diabetes”
Type 1 diabetes is found in five to 10 per cent of Canadians with diabetes and occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin, a hormone that controls the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, and it is not preventable. It most commonly begins in childhood and occurs when a person’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin.
Addressing the unique needs of the type 1 diabetes community, the Diabetes Canada Type 1 Conference will arm people with diabetes and their caregivers with the tools and information needed to manage their disease and potentially prevent or delay serious complications, such as a heart attack, stroke, vision loss or lower-limb amputation.
To register or for more information, please visit https://nolimitsconference.ca/
About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 – occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin, a hormone that controls the level of sugar in the blood. The cause of type 1 diabetes is unknown, and it is not preventable. It most commonly begins in childhood and occurs when a person’s immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. It is found in five to 10 per cent of Canadians with diabetes.
About Diabetes Canada
Diabetes Canada is the registered national charitable organization that is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through:
- Resources for health care professionals on best practices to care for people with diabetes;
- Advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces; and
- Funding world-leading Canadian research to improve treatments and find a cure.
For more information, visit diabetes.ca or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).