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The TypeOneNation Summit is a free, all-day educational and networking opportunity for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community. The summit brings together T1D experts to share their knowledge on the latest treatments, breakthroughs in research, and the psycho-social aspects of living (and thriving!) with T1D. The event will feature a research update, a keynote address, multiple breakout sessions and workshops as well as unique opportunities for children and teens to meet and spend time with each other.
In addition, the event will include a vendor fair with representatives from diabetes medical device companies, insulin manufacturers, diabetes day camps, local healthcare providers, and other diabetes related organizations. This event is designed for all ages at all stages and offers something for everyone: parents, children, teens, adults, grandparents, caregivers, school nurses, healthcare providers, and more.
Special guest-speaker Kyle Cochran will be at this event to speak about his experience living with T1D since the age of five. He is a finalist on the nationally-broadcast television series, American Ninja Warrior, which features "the world's most difficult obstacle course", and has competed on seasons four, five, six and seven. He is the first person with diabetes to qualify for the competition, and the first to wear his insulin pump during the grueling multi-stage obstacle course in 2012. In his presentation, Cochran shares how insulin pump therapy and his life-long love of competition have helped him achieve successes in life.