10 Things to look forward to at the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit

Who’s excited for the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit? The premier event for Northern California’s diabetes community is just 10 days away. Registration is still open, so it’s not too late to sign up. Wondering whether this event is right for you? The 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit is open to the entire community of type 1 diabetes patients, caregivers, family members, and healthcare providers. Whether you are new to type 1 diabetes or an old pro, you will enjoy a day of learning, networking, and engagement. Need a specific reason to go? Here are 10 of them:

1) Stay up to date on diabetes research and trends

The 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit is your chance to learn about the latest and greatest developments in the diabetes world. It’s like a series of Ted Talks for the diabetes community! Our morning speakers will talk about technology, the FDA, and living your best life with diabetes.


1) Get tips and tricks for living your best life

We have no less than ten afternoon breakout sessions, covering such diverse topics as diet, exercise, diabetes apps, and relationships. Choose a session that matches your interests for maximum education and enjoyment.


2) Go Beyond Type 1

We are excited to welcome T1D advocacy powerhouse Beyond Type 1 to the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit! Beyond Type 1 has joined as a Community Partner and is co-hosting a breakout session for adults only on becoming the athlete you want to be.


3) Learn about the FDA approval process

Getting medical devices and drugs approved by the FDA is a key component in improving the quality of life of people with type 1 diabetes. How does the process actually work? And is there any way that We The People can speed things up? One of our morning keynote speakers is Yiduo Wu from the FDA, who will be giving a morning keynote about how the T1D community can support the FDA.


4) Keep up to date on the latest T1D technology

Thanks to the wonders of technology, people with type 1 diabetes are living longer, healthier, and happier lives. So how are we doing so far? Don’t miss our morning keynote speaker David Maahs, MD, PhD., Associate Director of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center, Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of
Pediatric Endocrinology at Stanford University at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and at the Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Maahs will be updating the audience on what’s going on with the “artificial pancreas” and other automated insulin delivery devices.


5) Meet a diabetes celebrity

Announcing our 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit keynote speaker, Kerri Sparling! Kerry is the blogger behind the popular Six Until Me blog. She is also the author of the book, Balancing Diabetes. We are proud to host Kerry as she shares her thoughts with Carb DM community member and professor Diana Naranjo, PhD.


6) Check out the vendor fair

Discover new products and services at the vendor fair.  Our vendor fair features over 40 diabetes companies and community partners, all ready to show you their latest products, programs and services.


7) Get your money’s worth

Many conferences can cost hundreds of dollars. Registration for the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes is just $50 per person. Your registration fee covers a full day of speakers and workshops, plus lunch and snacks. We even have a subsidies for people who want to attend but can’t afford the full registration fee. Partial scholarships are available, as well as a limited number of full scholarships (email summit@carbdm.org to see if you qualify for a full scholarship).


8) Inspire your kids to Connect. Learn. and Thrive.

Our kids’ camp is back, and it’s better than ever! Once again, we’ll be taking advantage of Chabot College’s great outdoor spaces and gym, so kids can have both indoor and outdoor fun. Camper’s fees are only $25 for the entire day, and if you register 3 children, your 4th child is free — so your little ones can meet some new dia-buddies without breaking the bank.


9) Get Lucky

Our ever-popular lunchtime raffle is back! Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes. All proceeds will go towards future Diabetes Summit events and other great programs for the diabetes community.


10) Meet people who get you

The Bay Area Diabetes Summit is one of the largest gatherings of people with diabetes (and the people who support them) in the Bay Area, so you’ll be with people who understand your reality. Make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and share your story with a supportive, understanding community. Whether it’s your first summit or your fourth, you’ll feel right at home! If you need any more convincing, check out some of our photos from last year’s event below. Don’t forget, you can still register for the 2018 Bay Area Diabetes Summit, so we hope to see you there!

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