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Virtual Discovery Event – Type 1, Food & Nutrition

13 Oct 2020


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A plate of healthy food
Hear more about type 1, food and nutrition with guest speaker Steven Ponder, creator and author of ‘Sugar Surfing’ and Aisling Pigott Jones

Join us for our Type 1 Diabetes, Food and Nutrition focused Virtual Discovery Event delivered over Zoom. You’ll

  • hear from Steven Ponder, creator and Author of Sugar Surfing, Paediatric Endocrinologist, who also lives with type 1 himself
  • listen to Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian, Aisling Pigott Jones for advice and tips
  • virtually meet other families and individuals affected by type 1 diabetes, and
  • hear the latest progress in type 1 diabetes research.

Our first three Virtual Discovery Events were awarded 4.7 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

Type 1 Diabetes, food and nutrition

19:30 – Welcome – Sadie Munro, Fundraising Development Manager, JDRF

19:35 – JDRF’s latest research progress – Conor McKeever, Research Communications Manager, JDRF

19.50 – Nutritionist and Registered Dietitian – Aisling Piggot Jones

20:10 – Comfort break

20:15 – JDRF free resources available – Abbie Burrell-Rann, Community Engagement Officer, JDRF

20:20– Supporting JDRF – Miranda Burdett, Regional Fundraiser, JDRF

20:25 – Dr Steven Ponder, Paediatric Endocrinologist and the co-author of the book, Sugar Surfing

20:45 – Laura Dunion and her Mum, Lynn, Laura lives with both Type 1 Diabetes and Coeliac disease.

21:00 – Thanks and 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.

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Get in touch

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

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

Sponsor logos - Medtronic, Air Liquide, Omnipod Dash and Medtrum

*In the post event survey our first event was awarded 4.77 stars, the second event 4.76 and third event 4.73 stars.