JDRF Silicon Valley One Walk Committee and Stanford Diabetes Research Center present Summer Picnic

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SDRC sponsored the JDRF summer picnic with American Ninja Warrior and t1d Kyle Cochran on June 2, 2018 at the Mayfield Soccer Complex in Palo Alto. There was an obstacle course and potluck picnic for children and families living with type 1 diabetes to show off their strengths and prove they have what it takes to manage diabetes. It was also a chance to connect with Bay Area families, meet a celebrity, and prove your athletic prowess while living active with type one diabetes. Kyle spoke about his initial diagnosis and his life since then. He talked about his training for and participation in the TV series – American Ninja Warrior – and inspired young bay area t1d kids to consider diabetes as their coach for life instead of an impediment to life. Kyle talked about how like Type One Diabetes, these activities are physically and emotionally trying on the toughest of athletes – but they are never impossible. Everett Meyer of SDRC spoke about research efforts at SDRC particularly highlighting the Islet Transplantation program (SPIRIT) and the ECHO project. There was an obstacle course and age dependent competitions with winners being announced at the end of the picnic.

Summer Picnic
June 2nd, 12-3pm
Mayfield Soccer Complex
2700 El Camino Real
Palo Alto

Fifth Annual Bay Area Diabetes Summitt

SDRC will participate in the 5th annual Bay Area Diabetes Summit on March 25th, 2018 with presentations and an informational exhibit. This event is a true celebration of the diabetes community with an opportunity to catch up on the latest research and clinical practices all in one place for people with diabetes, their loved ones, diabetes companies and non-profit organizations. The key morning speaker is Dr. David Maahs, Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Associate Director of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center. His talk is titled “Automated Insulin Delivery Devices. Are we there Yet? Dr. Maahs will be speaking again in one of the afternoon break-out sessions and his talk is titled “Healthy weight in type 1 diabetes: a new challenge”. Dr. Marina Basina, Clinicial Associate Professor and Leader of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center Outreach Program will also present in the afternoon breakout sessions on “How tight is too tight: the risks and benefits of tight glucose control; is tighter always better?”


DiabetesMine D-Data Exchange & Innovation Summit (Nov 16-17, 2017)


SDRC members attended and participated in this event organized by DiabetesMine at the Stanford School of Medicine Li Ka Shing Center. The event featured a balanced mix of speakers from industry, academia, patients, clinicians, regulatory experts and entrepreneurs. It was an invitation-only event attended by 157 of a similar mix of attendees. Since its beginnings in a classroom at Stanford in 2013, this event has inspired advancement in diabetes technology. In this intimate and interactive meet with collaborative workshops, the Diabetes Mine community continues to connect thought leaders to drive innovation for better patient outcomes.