Bringing Science Home Highlighted at American Association of Diabetes Educators Meeting

Posted on July 31, 2012 by The Patterson Foundation

Bringing Science Home, a collaborative partnership between USF Health and The Patterson Foundation, will be featured at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting August 1-4 in Indianapolis.

Bringing Science Home will showcase an exhibit highlighting Students with Diabetes at the meeting. Bringing Science Home created Students with Diabetes to help young adults living with diabetes on college campuses across the country connect with each other and strategize ways to face the challenges created by living with the chronic condition.

In addition to the exhibit, Bringing Science Home Executive Director Nichole Johnson is participating in multiple sessions at the meeting. Johnson is presenting as part of a session on successful women with diabetes. Johnson is the 1999 Miss America and has lived with diabetes since she was diagnosed in 1993.

Johnson is also participating in a session on parental diabetes distress. Bringing Science Home, in partnership with the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, recently launched the Just for Parents website to help parents with teenagers diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes cope with the distresses of try to help manage their child’s diabetes as they transition into adulthood.

Updates on the meeting will be available on the Students with Diabetes Facebook and Twitter

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