Hope and Health Symposium To Assist
Insulin Dependent Diabetics February 25
Symposium Registration at www.jdrflv.org
Children, adults, families and those who care for patients with insulin dependent diabetes will learn about the latest developments in diabetes care during the second annual JDRF’s Hope and Health Symposium on February 25, 2012 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ Student Union.
Guest speakers with a variety of professional diabetes related backgrounds will offer information and insight during multiple sessions dealing with such topics as: diabetes, the importance of nutrition and physical activity, body and mind well-being, diabetes management, treatments and research. Sessions for children will run simultaneously with the adult sessions and will include field games and age appropriate diabetes and nutritional education.
During the afternoon session, attendees will also be able to take part in an open forum where they can ask specific questions of the experts. In addition, participants are welcome to view and interact with local diabetes management supply representatives in the vendor exhibit hall.
Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, the symposium is free of charge but those who wish to attend must register before February 10, 2012. Visit www.jdrflv.org to register.
The Whole Foods Market will provide lunch without charge.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation
Through charitable grant making, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, promotes Anthem’s inherent commitment to enhance the health and well-being of individuals and families in communities that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield serves. The Foundation focuses its funding on strategic initiatives that address and provide innovative solutions to reduce the number of uninsured as well as organizations and nonprofit charities that promote the Healthy Generations Program, a multi-generational initiative that targets specific disease states and medical conditions. These include: prenatal care in the first trimester, low birth weight babies, cardiac morbidity rates, long term activities that decrease obesity and increase physical activity, diabetes prevalence in adult populations, adult pneumococcal and influenza vaccinations and smoking cessation. The Foundation also coordinates the company’s annual associate giving campaign and its parent foundation provides a 50 percent match of associates’ campaign pledges. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. To learn more about the Foundation please visit www.wellpointfoundation.org .
JDRF is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes (T1D). It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. T1D is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump–each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its potential complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.
Since its founding in 1970 by parents of children with T1D, JDRF has awarded more than $1.5 billion to diabetes research, including $107 million last year. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. For more information, please visit www.jdrf.org.