Joe Solowiejczyk spoke at Thriveabetes in 2015 and was a huge hit! And I have been under strict instructions to make sure that he was speaking again at Thriveabetes 2016, which he is. Phew! I don't have to go into hiding.
For those of you who are yet to become familiar with Joe, he has lived with type 1 diabetes for 50+ years. But he is also a registered nurse, certified diabetes educator and family therapist.
Joe works extensively with both patients and professionals on the Family-Approach to Diabetes Management. He works with paediatric patients and their families to help them cope with their child’s diagnosis and daily challenge of living with diabetes. He designs educational and counselling programs for both children and adults with diabetes.
His ebook “A Type 1 Guide to the Universe” introduces a new way to learn to thrive with diabetes. It is the first book to integrate the psychological and emotional aspects of dealing with diabetes into the core of its approach.
Joe is scheduled to co-present with our parent advocate from the UK, Penny Robinson on how to advocate for your child with diabetes.
Welcome to Type 1 posted this video of one of Joe's presentations so you can see for yourself what you will experience at Thriveabetes 2016.
Register for Thriveabetes
Thriveabetes 2016 takes place on Saturday 1st October in Naas, Co. Kildare. Registration is open now and you can read more about our speakers here.