2017 ConnecT1D Retreat Agenda

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Saturday, April 22  

9:30am-10:30am Registration

10:45am - 12pm – Keynote Address: Dealing with Diabetes Burnout

Speaker Mike Lawson, PWD, Senior Director of Programs and Marketing for the Diabetes Hands Foundation - Mike is an expert in diabetes burnout, but so are you. In this presentation, you will hear about how Mike personally deals with burnout as well as the many ways diabetes can demand attention and cause frustration, exhaustion, and indifference. At the end of this presentation, there will be a small group discussion where you will have the opportunity to develop a plan to successfully conquer your own diabetes burnout the next time it shows up.

12pm - 1pm – Retreat Sponsored Lunch

All meals will have carb counts!

1:15pm - 2:15pm  -- Session 1 (A or B)

Session A: Your diabetes in the world: Navigating conversations, your identity and relationship with T1D
Facilitator: Kendra Baldwin, PWD, MPH, RD – As people with diabetes, we often experience a range of emotions regarding having this disease, many of which can be challenging to communicate to people without a chronic illness. Our own individual experiences living with T1D are also unique from each other- from the story of our diagnosis, to the medical management choices we make, to how we view our diabetes and what role it plays in our lives. How we communicate our illness is equally as unique- whether the conversation is sharing that you have it, expressing how you feel about it to a loved one or asking for support or help. Spend time exploring how you view your T1D, how you want your diabetes to be perceived and hopefully share with T1Ds and T3s about strategies for these challenging conversations.

Session B: T1D Adventures: Staying Active with Type 1 Diabetes

Facilitator: Alex Bautz, PWD, Successful Architect, Proud Dog Owner – In this session, we'll have a dialogue about our adventures with Type 1 Diabetes, spanning walks around Green Lake to hiking the Inca Trail. Whether you're having trouble finding a way to get active or participating in triathlons, come be a part of the story, learn about what is happening this year, and tell us to what heights (big or small) you plan to climb.

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30pm – 3:30pm – Session 2 (A or B)

See above.

3:30pm – 3:45pm – Break & Retreat Sponsored Snack

Because no one likes having to apologize for what they said when they were low.

3:45pm – 4:45pm – Session 3 (C or D)

Session C: Research Participant Panel

Panelists: Ann Schultz, PWD, Project Manager for TrialNet at the Benaroya Research Institute, Julie Schliebner, PWD, MSW, LICSW & Joel Calhoun, PWD & Research Study Participant – Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take part in a clinical research trial for diabetes? With new advancements in technology and products happening right here in the Seattle area, opportunities to help cure, prevent and treat T1D and its potential complications abound. It sounds interesting, but what does it actually entail? Come ask questions and hear from our panel as they talk about their personal experience finding and signing up for studies as well as the pros and cons being in them.

Session D: T1D Mind and Body Connection Through Yoga

Facilitator Madi Johnson, PWD, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) – Join Madi in this session to discuss and experience for yourself howyoga can be a valuable tool in your T1D belt. It is easy to disconnect the mind from the body, especially when living life with a chronic illness. We can use yoga to bring them back together, learning to love and accept our bodies and ourselves. A short presentation and group dialogue will be followed by a diabetes tailored yoga class for all levels.

4:45pm – 6pm – Optional Mix & Mingle

Reconnect with old friends and/or hang out with new ones. The bar in the Resort lobby will be open and the fireplaces will be going!

6pm – 7:30pmRetreat Sponsored BBQ Dinner

7:30pmEvening Activities/Free time

·      Firepit and s’mores (weather permitting)

·      Lobby lounging with live music & board games

·      Casino trip

·      Live band and dancing at Mr. Pink Dance Club (must be 21+)

Sunday, April 23

7am – 8am – Optional Sunday Yoga Session

Facilitator Madi Johnson, PWD, RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) – Devote an hour of your Sunday morning to connecting the mind and body in a slow vinyasa flow, focused on relaxation and increasing circulation. All levels welcome! 

7am – 9amRetreat Sponsored Breakfast

9am – 10amSession 4 – Top Research Advances in T1D

Speaker: Jude Restis, PWD – Jude will give an update on some of the top research advances in T1.  He will discuss a few areas of research supported by the JDRF that show great promise, including next generation tools, prevention and advocacy for the T1 community.

10am – 10:30amSession 5 – The Latest and Greatest

Awesome Diabetes Device Companies – Get an update on the coolest up-and-coming technology and goodies to assist you in further dominating your T1D lifestyle.

10:30am – 11:30amVendor Fair

11:30am – 12:30pm – Session 5 (A, B, or C)

Session A: T1D Men Only Discussion Group

Facilitator: Mike Lawson, Keynote, Man with Diabetes

Session B: T1D Women Only Discussion Group

Facilitators: Julie Schliebner MSW, LICSW, and Cassady Kintner, LMFTA, MDFT – We are looking forward to having you join us for a women's only T1D discussion group! This time is meant to share experiences, ask questions and talk about life with T1D as a woman. We provide a brave space for talking about all those things you wonder about but rarely have a chance to talk about. So put your pump in your bra, your kit in your purse and tell us how you do it!

Session C: T3s Only Discussion Group

Facilitator: Jamie Elzea, MPH, LICSW – This is your chance to meet others who share their lives with some one with Type 1 Diabetes, ask questions, and explore what it means to care for someone who is caring for their own chronic condition. 

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Retreat Sponsored Lunch

1:30pm – 2pm – Session 6 – Diabetes & Community

2pm -- Conclusion