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Discovery Day – Learning to manage type 1 diabetes at school and university

04 Sep 2021


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Saturday 4th September 10.30 am – 12.45 pm (drop ins welcome)

Understanding how to manage type 1 diabetes can be a challenge for a child when they are at school or starting university. Being equipped with the key knowledge and tools is important for both the parent’s and child’s well being and peace of mind.

Whether you’re a student embarking on university for the first time or starting school, a parent of a child at school, or a teacher supporting children with type 1, this event is for you.

Join us to learn how to best manage type 1 diabetes when in a school or university setting.

You will hear from a panel of health care professionals, providing you with key information on how to best manage type 1 within any education setting. Meet our panel of parents and pupils, as they discuss their lived experiences of managing type 1.

You will also meet with the medical device companies and learn about the technology and devices currently available.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

By the end of the event you will:

  • Have a better understanding about how to support your child in primary, secondary and university settings
  • Understand, as a student, how to manage your type 1 when at school and university
  • Have learnt how your school can support students within the education setting
  • Have learnt about the various and current medical devices available for type 1

Schedule for the day

10:30 Welcome

10:35 JDRF’s latest research progress

Conor McKeever, Research Communications Manager, JDRF

10.50 Panel discussion and Q&A with healthcare professionals

More details coming soon.

11:15 Comfort break

11:20 Supporting JDRF & resources available

11:35 Panel discussion and Q&A with parents and pupils living with type 1

12:00 Virtual exhibition

Visit our virtual exhibition to meet the medical device companies, learn more about products and ask direct questions to Roche, Abbott, Air Liquide, Dexcom, GlucoMen, Insulet, Medtronic and Medtrum on how you and your child can manage type 1.

12.45 Close

Once you have registered for the event, password protected joining details will be sent out to you the day before the event in an email.



* any donations made at the point of registering are welcome and will help JDRF continue our pioneering work.

Meet the speakers

Details coming soon.

Get in touch

For more information please contact discoveryevents@jdrf.org.uk

What our past attendees say about our events!

Our Discovery Day events are awarded 4.6 out of 5 stars.

“These virtual discovery events are terrific, I have such fun, love the speakers, the engagement, and I have never felt so close to the type 1 community at large.”

JDRF supporter, Andy from Edinburgh living with T1D for 15 years

Event video

All Virtual Discovery Events are recorded. You will be sent an email with the recording in the days following the event. Or you can find the video of this event and other Virtual Discovery Events on our You Tube channel here.

Other virtual events

JDRF are running a series of Virtual Discovery Events on a variety of topics. You can find our upcoming events here.

Our sponsors

You can learn more about the sponsors of our Virtual Discovery Events here.

Headline Sponsor – Roche Diabetes Care

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