Gary Hall Jr. When: Sat., April 5, 2014; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This year's conference will feature Olympic swimmer Gary Hall Jr. who competed in the Atlanta, Sydney and Athens Olympic swimming competitions and won a total of 10 medals. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 24, Gary was told the devastating news that came with his diagnosis, "Your competitive swimming career is over." Gary overcame the challenges of TID and improved his swimming performance. He was inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012.
Other presenters will include:
Please note this important format change for the 2014 conference: Children younger than 9 years will need to attend the keynote and break-out sessions with their parents. There will be no childcare available at the conference.
Diabetes camp is a great opportunity for kids with diabetes to enojoy a fun week, make new friends, and learn life skills in diabetes care — all under the supervision of trained staff and medical professionals. There are several camps in the tri-state area. If finances are a challenge, apply for a scholarship. But do so early! Spaces fill quickly. Check out these diabetes camps in the region:
The Diabetes Center at CHOP has two support groups to help children and their families cope with diabetes. Visit Diabetes Support Groups to learn about our Diabetes Parent Support Network and Sibshops at CHOP support groups.