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Touched by Type 1 Diabetes Annual Conference in Orlando – May 18th – Rosen Shingle Creek

(Orlando, Florida) – The 3rd annual Touched By Type 1 Conference educates and empowers kids, teens and adults who are impacted by (or have a connection to) Type1 Diabetes. The conference will be held at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on May 18, 2019 from 8am to 5pm. Registration is $10 per person and includes all event materials, breakfast and lunch.

The event features nine hours of varying sessions for all ages by leading national experts. View Speaker Panel  Check out the exhibit floor to connect with a variety of Type 1 relevant exhibitors such as: StayPut Medical, TrialNet, OmniPod, Tandem, Medtronic, A Tad Too Sweet, Orange Theory Fitness, Lilly and more!

The Touched by Type 1 Conference is organized by Dancing for Diabetes, a Central Florida nonprofit organization whose mission is to spread awareness of the impact that Type 1 Diabetes, has on roughly 1.25 Million America children and adults. Through the art of dance, DFD has been raising funds to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes for nearly 20 years.

“When you have diabetes, it impacts every decision you make—from the food you eat, the clothes you wear and how you take care of yourself. Our (DFD) goal is to support local individuals and families who are impacted by type 1 Diabetes and to raise funds to support the Diabetes Research Institute – to find a cure!” Dancing for Diabetes Founder, Elizabeth Forrest

Impact:  There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational).  Prevalence: In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4% of the population, had some type of diabetes.  The Orlando nonprofit Dancing for Diabetesfocuses on Type 1 Diabetes which impacts approximately 1.25 million American children and adults. Type 1 Diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.   Read 2018 Diabetes Impact Report

Media Opportunity:  Interview with Dancing for Diabetes Founder, Elizabeth Forrest to discuss the reality of living with Type 1 Diabetes, current statistics and impact to Central Florida community.

Contact:  Paula Wyatt – 321-946-6565 – paula@anythingisposhable.com