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Type 1 Diabetes Think Tank Network Insight Session: Focus on Transition

  • St Joseph's Heritage 63 Carrie Street, Thunder Bay Canada (map)

Bringing T1D patients and healthcare providers together to explore solutions for successful transitions from paediatric to adult care

About this Event

Many people living with Type 1 diabetes have had experiences with healthcare providers (HCPs) who "get it", and ones who don't. What makes the difference? One of the key ingredients for positive interactions between HCPs and patients is communication.

The Type 1 Diabetes Think Tank Network (T1DTTN) was created to improve communication between HCPs and people with type 1 diabetes and, in turn, increase the patient experience and quality of life of people living with Type 1 diabetes. The innovative, not-for-profit organization uses a collaborative approach that involves both HCPs and Patient Experience Leaders (i.e. people with type 1 diabetes who are experts in their own care). To learn more about the network’s goals and activities.

This may, we invite people with Type 1 diabetes - both teens who are still in the pediatric system and adults who have already transitioned to join us for an insight session, in collaboration with Diabetes Health, St. Joseph’s Care Group. This insight session is open to anyone 16 years of age and older.

Insight Sessions provide the opportunity for clients, family members/caregivers and healthcare providers to come together as equals to share experiences and learn from each other in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Creative and interactive activities are used to help develop new channels of communication.

The focus of this insight session is on the experience of transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Lunch is provided!

Interested in attending? Let us know below and we’ll be in touch with next steps.

Have questions? Get in touch with T1DTTN’s Program Director, Lori Gregory ( for more information.