Connected in Motion Summer Slipstream - Sept. 16-18, 2016

We were able to participate in a wonderful event hosted by Connected in Motion. Instead of duplicating summaries, take a look at Heather's amazing description of the weekend by visiting Connected in Motion's website:

Click the image above to read the weekend recap!

Click the image above to read the weekend recap!

A HUGE thank you to Erica Bota from ThinkLink Graphics for providing her artistic services throughout the weekend.

We're looking forward to participating in future Slipstream events!

Empathy leads to better communications, more positive health outcomes

 Empathy leads to better communications, more positive health outcomes

Two published articles in the Academic Medicine Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges confirm what members of T1D TTN already know – empathy and communications lead to better health outcomes for people with T1D.  “Physician Empathy and Critical Outcomes for Patients with T1D” (Volume 86, March 2011, pages 359 - 364) and“The Relationship Between Physician Empathy and Disease Complications: An Empirical Study of Primary Care Physicians and Their Diabetic Patients in Parma, Italy” (Volume 87, September 2012, pages 1243- 1249) identify the factors that support empathy and communications as positive for both the healthcare provider and T1D patient. The Washington-based AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health care through innovative medical education, cutting-edge patient care, and groundbreaking medical research. 

Transition into Better Care

Transition into Better Care

Becoming an adult, leaving high school, going away to university or college, and/or starting a full-time job are all part of the challenges that young adults face. Young adults with type 1 diabetes also face the added pressure of having to develop relationships with new healthcare providers at a different adult diabetes centre, and of starting the process of managing their diabetes all by themselves.

Summary of T1DTTN Board, Advisor and Partner Conversations

Summary of T1DTTN Board, Advisor and Partner Conversations

On July 9, The T1D Think Tank held an important open forum at the YWCA in downtown Toronto. The objective was two–fold. First, to provide a status update for all components of the work so far in terms of creative elements, and Collaborative Insight Session Projects.  Second, and more importantly, was to present a summary of an independent review of conversations held with the Board and a number of T1DTTN advisors and Partners.

Message from our President

Message from our President

It has been a very exciting time since we kicked off the T1D Think Tank Network back in May 2013. Frankly, the reaction to that inaugural event was overwhelming and unexpected. Making sense of how our uniquely creative and collaborative methods had uncovered a process that had such a positive impact on the relationship between patients and health care professionals forced us to step back for a while so as to understand it properly.