July 13, 2011
Open Discussion Meeting
Casual meeting to to talk about what works for you and what doesn’t. Share tips and learn from your peers. Join the conversation!
August 10, 2011
Gary Scheiner - Advanced Carb Counting Webinar
This course is for those who have a basic understanding of carbohydrate gram counting but want to do so with greater ease and accuracy. Accurate carb counting is particularly important to those who are matching mealtime insulin doses to carb intake. The purpose is not to judge or recommend what you put into your mouth, but to make you more proficient at quantifying it so that you can dose properly. Specific topics include:
The rationale behind counting carbs
Simple vs. complex carbs
How to handle the “other” carbs (fiber, sugar alcohol)
Traditional counting techniques
Modern sources of carb information
Use of carb factors
Portion estimation and conversion to carb grams
Fat and protein: effects on blood glucose
Owner/Clinical Director, Integrated Diabetes Services, University Dean
A Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with type-1 diabetes since 1985, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes.
September 14, 2011
Dr. Jose Obenholzer
Pancreas and Islet Transplantation for Brittle Type 1 Diabetic Patients
Jose Oberholzer, MD, is Professor of Surgery, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago the Director of the Islet and Pancreas Transplant Program and the Chief of the Division of Transplantation. He has extensive experience in clinical and experimental islet transplantation, abdominal organ transplantation, as well as advanced hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Oberholzer is also an expert in advanced minimally invasive and robotic surgery of abdominal organs. He is also the coordinator of the Chicago Project for a functional cure of diabetes, a unique international coalition of interdisciplinary scientists working together
To date the UIC islet transplant program has performed over 400 human islet isolations for both transplant and research. UIC is a federally funded islet cell resource center and provides islet preparation for researchers around the world. Dr. Oberholzer has successfully completed a phase 1/2 trial with 10 patients investigating the effect of anti-inflammatory treatment in combination with exenatide on islet transplantation outcomes.
UIC started the nation’s first phase 3 licensure trial in islet transplantation and is part of NIH’s clinical islet transplantation consortium. UIC has a comprehensive islet transplant research program with emphasis on improving clinical outcomes, expanding the available human islets and avoiding long-term immunosuppression.
October 12, 2011
Team Type 1 Cyclist
Voted “Male Cyclist of the Year" by Vision Quest Coaching
Although he’s the manager of the Team Type 1 Elite/Development Team, Bob Schrank will be the first to remind you that he’s first and foremost a bicycle racer. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 23, the former competitive runner played an integral role on Team Type 1’s winning Race Across America (RAAM) corporate team in 2007, raced again in 2008, and set yet another world record with the team in 2009. Now he is also playing a key role behind the scenes—something that is opening more new doors for him.
“Diabetes has given me the opportunity to meet new people and take my career and life in directions that never would have been possible otherwise,” he says. “Diabetes helps to define my life and how I experience it. Sometimes that is a challenge, but it definitely keeps things interesting.”
Schrank is no stranger to cycling, having competed first in track cycling before moving to road racing, and then to mountain biking and even cyclocross.
When he’s got the time, Schrank can be found racing elsewhere—hugging the turns in his Mini Cooper!
Bob will talk about how he manages his blood sugar during racing. Read more about Team Type 1 at www.teamtype1.org.
Whether you enjoy cycling or not you will enjoy meeting Bob!