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JDRF to hold free virtual diabetes technology event

By Editor
2nd December 2020
Charity, Technology Type 1 diabetes

Healthcare professionals are being urged to encourage the people they treat who have type 1 diabetes to attend a free virtual event to help those with the condition understand more about medical technology. 

JDRF’s Fusion: Type 1 Diabetes Tech for Experienced Users will provide attendees with support and information on all the different types of diabetes-related technology that is currently available.

The free event, Fusion: Type 1 Diabetes Tech for Experienced Users, takes place on Saturday, December 5 from 10am via Zoom. It is aimed at people who currently use technology and devices to manage their type 1 diabetes, or those who have already attended a Fusion Beginners event.

The virtual event brings together healthcare professionals and people with type 1 diabetes to talk about current and upcoming technology, how to access it and where to find further support.

It will let like-minded individuals living with type 1 diabetes share their personal stories of how they manage the condition. There will also be an opportunity to meet medical technology companies and ask questions.

The sessions include:

  • Type 1 Technology – an update on all things including looping

Dr Sufyan Hussain (Consultant Diabetes and Endocrine Physician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London), Sara Hartnell (Principal Diabetes Dietitian for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust)

  • Lived experience: Med Tech and Me – Ben Smith and Tim Street talk about using med tech to manage their diabetes

  • A look at JDRF’s funded technology research programme and our mission to accelerate access to treatments and technology – Conor McKeever, Research Communications Manager, JDRF

  • Meet the type 1 diabetes medical technology companies, in our Virtual Exhibition Hear about the products available and then put your questions to them.

  • How smartphone apps can help you manage your type 1 diabetes – Youtuber @Nerdiabetic and Maddie Julian, Co-Founder of DigiBete

  • Making airport security easier for people living with type 1 diabetes for people using medical devices

To find out more about the event and to register, click here.

Photo by Gabriel Benois on Unsplash

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