We know what it’s like to live with diabetes day in and day out, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating at times. But you don’t have to do it alone – we’re here for you! Join us at Friends for Life Falls Church on October 4 – 6, 2019 to connect with, learn from, and find empowerment in your new friends for life.
We open up the exhibit hall on Friday night, where you can check out the latest diabetes technology on the market and meet with other vendors in the diabetes space. Saturday morning kicks off with a keynote from author Arther Ainsberg on the breakthrough discovery of insulin and its miraculous impact on Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Charles Evans Hughes. Next is a day of advocacy, technology, and emotional health sessions. Sunday opens with a full slate of informative programming, including discussions for grandparents of children with diabetes, closing with an update on the Bionic Pancreas from Dr. Ed Damiano and a closing keynote by adventurer Will Cross, the first person with type 1 diabetes to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
“How can you not feel good about managing diabetes when you’re in that environment, soaking in the newest research, getting the chance to see cutting-edge technology up close, and connecting with new friends and old who just get it?” said one attendee.
Enjoy our stress-free buffets of carb-counted (and gluten-free, as needed) meals, learn from experts, and hang out with friends both old and new. Friends for Life will give you the boost you and your family need to thrive with type 1 diabetes.
Our conferences are not just for kids—adults with diabetes can support one another through expert-led discussion groups, toddlers and children will learn diabetes basics via play-based learning, and parents and grandparents will feel empowered and educated after spending the weekend together. Friends for Life is truly a conference you will never forget.
Make your reservation at the Fairview Park Marriott – room rates begin at $115/night, plus tax. The Friends for Life room block is available on a first come, first served basis, so please act fast as space is limited. For housing reservations, visit: cwd.is/FC2019Hotel