An impactful review of the the May 12 Design Lab, a new format for bringing arts to healthcare that builds on the successful T1D TTN Insight session concept. Key issues explored include pregnancy and T1D and the travails of air travel.
The Founders of T1DTTN believe that change can happen when a wide variety of stakeholders are engaged to help identify and resolve issues for T1D patients and their healthcare providers. It is about changing behaviours that will lead to better management of this chronic disease through conversations that matter. Insight Sessions bring the creative arts to the table to help people think differently about this disease and find ways to open new lines of communication and collaboration between patients and healthcare professionals.
T1D Think Tank Network Board member and endocrinologist Dr. Alice Cheung kicks off the December 2015 IDF presentation with an explanation about how bringing together patient opinion and healthcare professionals at T1DTTN Insight sessions lays the groundwork for better communication and collaboration. Segments include presentations and perspectives from T1D TTN Insight Sessions
T1D Think Thank Network founders and Board members Dr. Amish Parikh and Dr. Bruce Perkins review the history of T1DTTN and why the approach used through the Insight Sessions has the opportunity to significantly improve the relationship between T1D patients and their healthcare providers.
Dr. Amish Parikh wraps up the December 2015 IDF presentation with an overview of outcomes of the first two years of T1D Think Tank Network Insight Sessions. The evaluation of feedback from Insight Session participants affirms health outcomes can be improved through better patient-healthcare provider communications and collaboration.
Dr. Alice Cheung interviews patient opinion leader, Jen Hanson about her experience as a T1D patient. Her personal experience and passion led Jen to found Connected in Motion, an organization dedicated to “build active communities based on experiential, peer-based TID education.” The video also includes brief segments from three patients: Lena, Paul and Pat.
Barbara Cleave, Nurse Clinician and Certified Diabetes Educator talks about her experiences and what she has learned from the T1D patients she has cared for with Dr. Alice Cheung. The video interview with Dietician Saima is also featured.
Chloe Vance, one of the Founders of Connected in Motion, shares her diabetes journey. What did she learn along the way? The power of community for T1D patients along with the need for persistence to manoeuvre through the healthcare system in order to care for herself.
T1D Think Tank Network Founder and endocrinologist Dr. Bruce Perkins and actor and T1D patient Deanna Palozzo review a number of humorous and frustrating realities faced by both healthcare providers and patients during an office visit. The presentation demonstrates the power of effective communications strategies and how communications is the key to a collaborative approach that can lead to better health outcomes.