Thriveabetes 2016 took place in The Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday, October 1st 2016. It was a one day conference for people living with type 1 diabetes in Ireland.
For many years, people with diabetes have been connecting with others from all over Ireland through the Diabetes Online Community. So a group of volunteers have created Thriveabetes to give this community the opportunity to meet face to face in real life.
There were 248 individuals at Thriveabetes 2016;
– 62 children aged 5 to 16 years
– Approximately 70 adults living with type 1 diabetes and
– Approximately 90 parents of children with type 1 diabetes.
We had 45 people on a waiting list and it never seemed to get shorter! Most of whom were looking for more than one ticket to Thriveabetes. This demonstrates a clear demand for this type of event which ensures it’s future for at least another year.
It was the second Thriveabetes to take place. In 2015, 190 people attended from all over Ireland.
Here are some photos of Thriveabetes 2016. Enjoy the memories.