Children’s Diabetes Foundation Second Annual EPIC Diabetes Conference Empowers Patients to Take Control of their Health

The Barbara Davis Center and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation Unite the Diabetes Community for a Day of Interaction and Learning

Jan. 10th, 2018 

Following a very successful inaugural convention in 2017, the Barbara Davis Center and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation will Once More be hosting the EPIC (Empowering Patients for Individualized Care) Diabetes Conference on March 3rd, 2018. The conference will bring the diabetes community in Denver and the Rocky Mountain region with each other to discuss the best ways to look after diabetes both physically and mentally.

The convention is open to individuals with type 2 or type 1 diabetes in addition to their family, friends and caretakers. Furthermore, participants will have the chance to engage with diabetes experts and endocrinologists to learn more. Last year’s attendees appreciated the chance also to be surrounded by others who know and to learn from specialists.

“The EPIC Diabetes Conference provides an interactive educational program about diabetes and ways to overcome challenges it presents,” said Sarit Polsky, MD, MPH of the Barbara Davis Center Adult Diabetes Clinic. “Through sources in the Barbara Davis Center and the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, EPIC provides a unique chance for people with diabetes and their supporters to participate with and learn from diabetes specialists, vendors who supply diabetes products, and others with diabetes. The intention is to assist conference attendees empower themselves with knowledge and tools to better manage daily diabetes care.”

There will be many workshops held during the day talking topics, including:

Adult Track:

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose)
  • Hypoglycemia (high blood glucose)
  • Getting older with Diabetes
  • Emotional and Mental Health with Diabetes

Pediatric Track:

  • Emotional and Mental Health with Diabetes
  • Diabetes in School Camps and Scholarships
  • Finding and Fixing Autoimmune Diseases
  • Puberty and Transition Into Adult Care 

The EPIC Diabetes Conference will be held on March 3rd, 2018 from 8:00am to 3:00pm in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, where a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate as a courtesy for participants. The enrollment fee is $10 and must be completed online prior to arrival. Snacks and lunch will be provided. Attendees will have the chance to engage with vendors from medical companies and local brands.   Participants will find a 5 gift card and t-shirt.

To register for the EPIC Diabetes Conference or to get further information, visit

Feedback from last year’s attendees:

“My favourite part was just the environment that I was in. I felt like for a couple of hours, the entire world was centered around me and my disease and that I never felt out of place or even a burden, my non diabetic family felt included and heard.”

“It was awesome hearing and sharing each others stories and providing advice and encouragement to hopefully help each other that are living with diabetes of any type”

“I was just so impressed by how well organized the conference was! The topics were all applicable (I had difficulty picking) and each of the employees and presenters were wonderfully helpful! I can not wait to attend future conferences!”

“Seminar was very hopeful and positive! I learned new exercise advice, hypo unawareness advice, but I learned that people are not alone”

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