JDRF to host diabetes education day for community

Sunday, Nov. 5, 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center

JDRF Southwest Ohio will host its annual TypeOneNation Summit, a day of education, inspiration and hope to anyone in the community affected by type 1 diabetes. The free event will feature 12 breakout sessions and two keynote presentations.

The opening presentation will be by Brian Herrick, one of the first people in the country to use the new artificial pancreas technology, which now is becoming commercially available.

The afternoon session will include a performance and question-and-answer session with Nashville recording artist Crystal Bowersox, sponsored by Lilly Diabetes. Bowersox, a native of northwest Ohio, was diagnosed with diabetes at age 6.

Physicians, endocrinologists and diabetes experts will round out the slate of presenters and panelists.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone people need to get energy from food.


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