Awards summit for people with type 1 diabetes

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Okay, I tricked you – just a little. You’re not getting an award. Actually no one is getting an award. Yet, those who’ve already received a Joslin medal for living 50 plus years with type 1 diabetes (T1D) will have the secrets of their success revealed.

For the first time on the West Coast, the research findings from Joslin’s 50-year Medalist Study will be reported on by Dr. George King, Dr. Sanjoy Dutta, VP of Research at JDRF and others. King is the Principal Investigator of the Study,

The conference logistics: April 19, 9 AM-4 PM at the LAX Marriott Hotel. The conference is free, includes lunch, and is funded by JDRF under an Impact Grant and NIH.

Chris Stiehl who put this together with Dr. King has had T1D himself since he was 10 years old, diagnosed in 1960. He was moved to do this because he said and I agree, “The research on the Joslin 50-year Medalists is rarely reported and even less well understood.”

The conference is open to anyone interested in the long term effects of type 1 diabetes – people with diabetes, loved ones, health practitioners…

If my math is correct, Stiehl has lived with T1D nearly 60 years. I just passed my 48 year mark. Only two years away from my medal!

Thank you Chris. For more information and to register please click here.

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