Students With Diabetes Conference Recap
Friendship and facts were the focus of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes’ National Conference. The recent three day event brought together more than 100 young adult diabetics from over 20 states. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the Conference and introduces you to all three types of diabetics.
Last month, University Beat had a preview of USF Health’s Students With Diabetes National Conference – this week, we have a follow-up. Over a hundred young people living with the disease came together in Tampa from over 20 states and three countries. They shared their stories and experiences, received some information, and had a lot of fun! We’ll take you to the conference on this week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7.
JDRF's Dr. Aaron Kowalski explains the Artificial Pancreas Project with the help of young clinical trial participants Claire, Michelle, and Charlie. Dr. Kowalski and these children all have type 1 diabetes and wear continuous glucose monitors (CGM) (video courtesy JDRF)
Dr. Aaron Kowalski talks about his own experiences as a young person with type 1 diabetes and how USF Health's Students With Diabetes can help them adjust to living with the disease.
Students with Diabetes webpage
Nicole Johnson, MPH, MA, Executive Director
JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project webpage
Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.