When: Sat., Dec. 21, 2013; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Abramson Building (first floor), room 123-ABC
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
34th and Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Concerned about handling the holidays with your child/teen with diabetes? During this meeting, you'll get the opportunity to:
Children and their siblings of all ages are invited. On-site child care will be provided.
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:
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.