It is just days to Thriveabetes 2018. I really, REALLY can’t wait! It’s been way too long since we had a D-party. We have a lot of newcomers to the conference this year who may not know what to expect. This is a review I wrote after Thriveabetes 2016 with some of our photos, it may help to give you a sense of what you are about to experience.
Well, we also have a lot of people coming back to Thriveabetes, that, should really say it all!!! Hello Familiar Faces:-D
This event has been planned, from beginning to end, by volunteers who feel passionate about bringing people with type 1 diabetes together. We have been working hard behind the scenes for the last 12 months to make this happen. Please click on this link and find out about who we ALL are. Seriously, it's not just me people!
Our Third National Event
This is our third national event and second family conference. In Maynooth in 2015, we had 190 people.
In Naas 2016, we had 248 individuals attending;
- 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.
- 45 people on a waiting list!
This demonstrates a clear demand for this type of event.
Our primary objective
The primary objective of Thriveabetes is to provide emotional support to all the adults, to both parents of children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 1.
We feel most of the medical information about living with type 1 diabetes is available from your diabetes clinic, from attending diabetes information conferences and from the internet.
We felt that no one was talking about what it is like to live with type 1 diabetes and how it affects every element of our lives. The psychological effects of living with type 1 diabetes.
Parents of children with type 1 diabetes, how often does anyone ask YOU how you are coping with your child’s diabetes?
Adults with type 1 diabetes, are you ever asked how you’re coping with this life long chronic illness? I bet not often.
And most of all we want you all to find:
Information, Motivation and Inspiration to Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes.
Thriveabetes Type 1 Diabetes Conference & Exhibition
Sat 24th Feb Dublin.
Last chance to snap up the last few registration places.
Registration closes at 12pm/Noon on Friday 23rd February.
*** Advanced registration is required. Register here.