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Virtual Discovery Event – The type 1 pregnancy journey

04 Jul 2021


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Sunday 4th July 10.30am – 12.00pm

The type 1 pregnancy journey – Planning families, pregnancy and after baby arrives.

Join us as we look at the pregnancy journey from planning your family, through to managing type 1 while pregnant and when the baby arrives.

You will get the chance to hear from health care specialists & mothers about their pregnancy journeys; discussing their concerns and experiences of managing type 1 while planning their families, during their pregnancies and with a newborn.

We’ll also be talking to new fathers living with type 1 about how the demands of a new baby have impacted their management.

What our past attendees say about out events!

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

Schedule for the day

10:30 Welcome

10:35 JDRF’s latest research progress

Conor McKeever, Research Communications Manager, JDRF

10.50 Planning for pregnancy, where to turn to for information and advice, and what you might expect from pregnancy and birth

Jane O’Brien, Diabetes Specialist Midwife, Stockport

11:10 Comfort break

11:20 Supporting JDRF & resources available

11:25 Type 1 mums and dads discussing their concerns and experiences of managing type 1 while planning their families, during their pregnancies and with a newborn

Lizzie Dix, Dannie Milne & Andy Armstrong

12.00 Virtual exhibition

Meet the medical device companies and learn more about products to help you manage type 1 diabetes: Roche, Abbott, Air Liquide, Dexcom, Insulet, Medtronic and Medtrum

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.

Meet the speakers

Jane O’Brien – Diabetes Specialist Midwife

Jane qualified as a RGN in 1987 and went on her midwifery training in 1988. She worked as a midwife, both in hospital and on the community, until 2002 when she was appointed as Stockport’s Diabetes Specialist Midwife.  Jane has worked locally and nationally in supporting Specialist Midwives and been involved in various projects /research around the care given to women with diabetes during their pregnancies.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to this Discovery Event

The cost


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

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