11:50 a.m. CT Friday, June 12
Are you a provider for young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and struggling to effectively help them manage their diabetes and mental health during this challenging, transition-filled stage of life? Join us for a presentation on strategies for how providers can help this at-risk group succeed at “adulting” with T1D. “Adulting” refers to effectively managing the many changes that young adults go through on their path to full independence, within the context of living as a person with T1D. This presentation will 1) explore the current challenges young adults face during the COVID-19 era, 2) examine large-scale data on young adults’ mental health struggles from the College Diabetes Network, and 3) offer recommendations for how health care providers can prepare and empower young adults with T1D to manage their diabetes among other stressors in the real world. This talk is bookended by important presentations by Jennifer Saylor, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, on the shifting definition of the term “transition” beyond health care in young adults and Anna Floreen Sabino, MSW, CDCES, on resources to offer young adults from the College Diabetes Network.