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Diabetes 101 for newly diagnosed families, May 8

A gathering for newly diagnosed families to socialize and have questions answered! Speakers include: Dr. Avni Shah, MD and Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at Stanford. Tamar Sofer-Geri, Founder, Executive Director of Carb DM and T1D mom.

Jay Hewitt: Ironman Triathlete, May 15 

Jay Hewitt was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes while studying law at the University of Jay-HewittSouth Carolina in1991. Determined not to let diabetes hold him back, Jay became an elite Ironman triathlete and three-time member of the U.S. National Team for Long Distance Triathlon. Jay raced for Team USA at the Long Distance Triathlon World Championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006 in Sweden, Denmark and Australia. He is the only athlete with type 1 diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Triathlon Team.

Today,Hewitt is a motivational speaker who travels across the country delivering the message that diabetes does not have to hold you back. In fact, he has partnered with Novo Nordisk, to raise awareness of the importance of properly managing blood glucose levels and to demonstrate that diabetes can be successfully integrated into your life and ambitions.

The Ironman triathlon is the world’s longest and most grueling endurance race— a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race, then running a 26.2 mile marathon— a total of 140 miles all in one day. Jay has completed in 14 Ironman triathlons, 20 half Ironman triathlons and eight individual marathons, and is a three-time finisher of the Boston Marathon. He has competed in as many as four Ironman triathlons in a year. In 2006, he and his team mates won the 3,000 mile Race Across America bicycle race, cycling non-stop from San Diego, CA to Atlantic City, NJ in five days and 16 hours.

In addition to being an attorney, Jay is also a professional motivational speaker for his motivational program “Finish Line Vision”, where he encourages people to reach their own personal finish line.

Transition to College, May 17

Join Carb DM, The Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF, JDRF, and The Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland Campus (formerly Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland) for a day on how to Transition to College with diabetes.

Hear from Maureen McGrath, MS, PNP-BC, BC-ADM Associate Clinical Professor University of California, San Francisco, Shelby Payne, Stanford soccer player and Katie Craft, who will share their first-hand experience with T1D, transitioning to college life, traveling abroad and more.

Get answers to your questions on traveling with diabetes, learning about the food in the cafeteria and counting carbs , how to avoid the Freshman 15, talking to your roommate about diabetes, risks associated with drinking and how to be safe, driving privileges, and much more.

In the afternoon there will be separate sessions for teens, young adults, and their parents, follwed by a game of Diabetes Family Feud where your knowledge will be put to the test! Don’t miss this day of fun and learning for teens, young adults, their friends, roommates, and family.

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