The following are examples of speakers and topics:
Veronica Diaz from Tandem Diabetes introduces the Tandem T:Slim Insulin Pump! Read all about it here.
Dr. Romy Block, Endocrinologist,Northshore Community Hospital discusses associated autoimmune diseases with DM1: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Addison’s Disease, Pernicious Anemia and Celiac Disease.
Dr. Grazia Aleppo, Endocrinologist, Northwestern Hospital. Her clinical activities include General Endocrinology with a special interest in Diabetes, in particular insulin pump and continuous glucose sensor therapy.
Type-1 University features a series of online courses designed to provide "higher education" to people using intensive insulin therapy (pumps or MDI). After viewing educational courses at meetings we have group discussion.
- Mastering Pump Therapy
- Advanced Carb Counting
- Blood Glucose Control During Sports & Exercise
- Weight Loss for Insulin Users
- Getting the Most from Your Continuos Glucose Monitor
- Strike The Spike: After-Meal Glucose Control
- Hypoglycemia Prevention and Management
- Fine-Tuning Basal Insulin
Dr. Hyung Sub Shim MD, Department of Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Northwestern Hospital educates us on the connection between diabetes and memory loss.Dr. Shim specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or impaired function of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, muscles, autonomic nervous system, and blood vessels that relate to these structures
Michelle Adams of Diabetes Training Camp - Managing diabetes can be challenging, and adding exercise in to the mix can make things more complicated. Learn how to conquer your diabetes and exercise management program with greater confidence with Michelle Adams, exercise physiologist and 29 year type 1 diabetes veteran.
Dr. Vincent Yang - A physician at Northwestern University in the department of Nephrology. He is excited to have recently started on a study to prevent kidney disease in people with type I diabetes. The study is sponsored by the JDRF and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Yang and his team have presented at local ADA events including the recent teen camp as well as the Diabetes Expo last April in order to try to let people know what our study is about.
Linda Fainman, RN, CDE, Diabetes Clinical Manager for Minimed and pump guru. Linda is a regular visitor to the group who educates us on general diabetes issues as well as the Minimed Insulin Pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and introduces us the latest in diabetes technology.
Molitch, Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University-Feinberg
School of Medicine and endocrinologist specializing in diabetes at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Topic: Diabetic Kidney Disease: Who,
When, and What’s New?
Joseph Oberholzer, Executive Director of Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine with a focus on the Chicago Diabetes Project. He is Professor of Surgery and Chief, Transplant Division, in the College of Medicine. The Chicago Diabetes Project is a global scientific collaboration devoted to developing a functional cure for diabetes on a short time line. Scientists in the fields of molecular biology, engineering, physics and regenerative medicine are part of the team. Dr. Oberholzer believes that they have the knowledge, expertise and proof of concept to utilize encapsulated islet cell transplantation as an effective method for a functional cure for diabetes. When successful such islet cell transplantation can be achieved without the use of imunosuppressants. More information is available about the Chicago Diabetes Project on the web site: www.chicagodiabetesproject.org.
Dr. Matthew Corcoran, M.D. CDE. ACSM Exercise Specialist. Board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism. He is also a certified diabetes educator, as well as a certified exercise specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine. Currently, he is part of the diabetes program at the Carle Clinic in Central Illinois. Read all about Matt at Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/id/32634. Check out Matt’s Training Camp for Adults with Type 1 Diabetes : http://www.diabetestrainingcamp.com.
David Kliff from Diabetes Investor. Dave is the Guru of investing in diabetes related products keeps us up on the latest news. You may read up on Dave at his website http://www.diabeticinvestor.com and come prepared for an interesting meeting.
Robert Shrank is one of the amazing cyclists who rode with the winning Team Type 1 in the Race Across America. The team is comprised of inspirational cyclists, all people with Type 1(Juvenile) Diabetes. They won the 3,052 mile Race Across America (RAAM) in the eight-person corporate category. Check out their amazing story and read Bob’s personal profile at: http://www.teamtype1.org. Bob shares some tips and ideas the team used to manage their blood sugars during this ride.
Jim Anderson - JDRF Research Information Volunteer has held positions in R&D, marketing, and manufacturing with companies involved in developing and delivering innovative products used by pharmaceutical firms in all phases of the drug development pipeline - discovery through manufacturing. He is a named inventor on 19 patent families. Jim is currently R&D Director for Grace Davison Discovery Science; recently receiving a 2009 R&D 100 Award for one of the most innovative new products in the laboratory products field. Before that he held several senior management positions in marketing and product development. Jim has had type 1 diabetes for 35 years and is committed to JDRF's mission to find a cure.
Nancy K. Smith is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the practice of psychotherapy. Nancy was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes as a young teenager. Because there was little information available about the emotional management of diabetes, she struggled on her own for many years with various feelings about her diabetes. It wasn’t until she was able to use her psychotherapy training and knowledge that she finally figured out a way to come to peace with her disease. Since then, Nancy has helped others to establish a respectful relationship with their diabetes.