Registration for Thrive-abetes will open in June and with this month fast approaching, you might be wondering who Thrive-abetes is for?
The Thrive-abetes; Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes Conference is for:
- Adults living with Type 1 diabetes or Type 1.5 Diabetes, also known as LADA (Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults)
We have developed a programme especially for adults living with Type 1 and 1.5 diabetes through patient research.
- Parents or Guardians of a child or young person with type 1 diabetes
We have also developed a programme especially for Parents and Guardians of a child or young person with Type 1 diabetes through patient research.
You may also be wondering if you should bring your child to Thrive-abetes?
And our response to this question is that in the years to come, that is if Thrive-abetes is successful, we would love to develop and extend the programme to cater for children & young people with diabetes and their siblings. At the moment this isn't possible.
So, it is with a heavy heart that we ask you to leave your child with diabetes at home, if you can.
Are you wondering if you should bring your young person aged 12 to 18 to Thrive-abetes?
To answer this question I would ask you two questions first;
1) Do you think that your young person would rather attend the adult sessions?
2) And are you comfortable leaving them alone in the adult sessions? As you would be attending the parent sessions.
If the answer is yes to both of those questions then by all means they should attend.
However if you are intending on bring your child or young person with you to the parent sessions, please remember that you may feel uncomfortable talking about life with diabetes in front of your child and that they might resent hearing it.
The delegate fee for Thrive-abetes will cost €35. We have subsidized the delegate cost by incorporating an exhibition and offering businesses sponsorship opportunities.