The average person with type 1 diabetes injects insulin four times a day.
That adds up to over 7,000 injections in just five years. A promising
new development is the artificial pancreas, a high-tech method of systematically
delivering insulin without injections.
St. John’s Diabetes & Metabolism is hosting a Summit to share
information on this technology. “A New Breakthrough in Living Well
with Diabetes” takes place on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 9:00
am to 2:00 pm at Snow King Resort and features presentations by system
“The artificial pancreas is a revolutionary development,” said
Hayley Miller, MD, medical director of St. John's Diabetes & Metabolism.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring information about this new
technology to Jackson Hole and individuals around the region.”
Speakers at the Summit include Dana Lewis, founder of the Open Artificial
Pancreas System Project (www.diyps.org and
www.openaps.org) and #WeAreNotWaiting. She will be joined by Michael Thatcher, co-creator
of The Other Pancreas system, and Mikel Curry, an independent user of
the Open Artificial Pancreas System.
The Summit is geared toward anyone interested in diabetes, including individuals
and their families. The cost per family is $50.00, which includes continental
breakfast, lunch, and a group activity at King Tubes Tube Park. Snow King
Resort is offering a discounted rate on rooms and winter activities.
For more information, including financial assistance, please contact event
coordinator Hillary Munro at (307) 413-3253.
To sign up for the Summit, go to
Support for the event is provided by St. John's Hospital Foundation.
Media contact: Karen Connelly,
firstname.lastname@example.org, 739 7380.
St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered,
clinical excellence, and community wellness services through a full-service
hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term
care Living Center.
St. John’s Hospital Foundation works to broaden the community’s
understanding of and support for St. John’s Medical Center and to
inspire philanthropy to improve the health of our community. For more
information about the Foundation, please visit stjohnshospitalfoundation.org