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Type 1 and Tech conference

Listen to experts, healthcare professionals and people living with Type 1 diabetes as they guide you through the technology available, how to access it and where to find further support.

This conference was for people living with Type 1 diabetes, parents of children with Type 1 diabetes, carers and healthcare professionals who want to understand how tech might make a difference to them.

The day involved useful, engaging and empowering sessions from inspirational speakers, on everything from innovation to access, apps and social media.

The event took place on Saturday 9th November and was delivered by Diabetes UK Cymru in partnership with the Diabetes Research Unit Cymru and Swansea University.

Type 1 and Technology Conference 2019


What's in the video

You can find each of the conference speakers at the following times:

0:00 – 6:15 Welcome and start of conference

Dai Williams

6:16 – 44:49 Overview of technology, new initiatives, challenges, what’s happened in the last year?

Dr Pratik Choudhary, Senior Lecturer and Consultant, King’s College London  

44:50 – 1:14:56 Nuts & bolts. How do choose what’s right for you? 

Dr Peter Jennings, Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and Diabetes Specialist Nurse at University Hospitals Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust

1:14:57 – 1:39:00 If pumps are so good – why aren't more people using them?  

Lesley Jordan, Senior Technology Access Specialist, JDRF 

1:39:05 – 2:07:32 NPDA Spot audit on technology: how many children are using technology?

Professor Justin Warner, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

2:07:33 – 2:23:00 The challenges of pregnancy with Type 1. How can technology help? 

Professor Helen Murphy, Professor of Women's Health at Kings College London and Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care) at University of East Anglia

3:05:40 - 3:17:50 What did technology do for me?

Personal stories explaining the impact that the right tech can have

3:17:51 – 3:39:10 Integrating technology into a paediatric T1 service

Mark Guyers, Psychologist, Lancashire NHS Trust

3:39:28 – 3:59:05 An app for all occasions?

@Nerdabetic (Kamil Armacki)

3:59:20 – 4:20:00 DIY looping and life at the cutting edge of technology  

Tim Street

4:20:01 – 4:31:05 Diabetes UK’s Position on  DIY closed loop systems     

Libby Dowling, Senior Clinical Advisor Diabetes UK

4:31:45 – 4:48:20 My 670G journal: what to do if your closed loop fails

Paul Coker 

4:48:40 – 5:00:30 How might tomorrow’s apps better reflect you? 

Ashley Rolfmore, Quintech

5:00:31 – 5:33:45 Social Media and psychosocial support with young people

Dr Rose Stewart, Psycholgist, BCUHB

5:33:50 – 5:36:50 

Dai Williams closes the conference

Any questions?

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