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JDRF One Walk – Austin Nov 13, 2016

JDRF One Walk – Austin Nov 13, 2016
JDRF One Walk Austin, TX Toney Burger Center November 13, 2016 JDRF One Walk has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). In the spirit of reaching that goal, approximately 5,000 children, parents, brothers, sisters, grand-parents, cousins, uncles, aunts and co-workers came together (along with a few 4 legged friends) and walked the 5k to raise $620,000 for life-changing research for the millions affected by T1D. The FIFTY 50 booth was .

Sugar Surfing Conference – Rio Grande Valley, Oct. 22, 2016

Sugar Surfing Conference – Rio Grande Valley, Oct. 22, 2016
The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association (STJDA) and HOPE 4 Kids Living with Diabetes held a Sugar Surfing Workshop on October 22, 2016 with Dr. Stephen W. Ponder, MD, FAAP, CDE. The free Conference is for Families Living with Diabetes, Caregivers, and anyone seeking information about state-of-the-art dynamic diabetes management known as “Sugar Surfing”™. Sugar Surfing is a way of taking charge of your body and directing your blood sugar for the primary purpose of .

JDRF One Walk – Ft. Worth Oct 15, 2016

JDRF One Walk – Ft. Worth Oct 15, 2016
JDRF One Walk has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). FIFTY 50 participated at the Fort Worth, October 15, 2016 5K walk which raised over $300,000 for life-changing research for the millions affected by this devastating disease.   Linda Bailey manned the FIFTY 50 table and answered questions about our convenient auto-ship monthly test and pump supply services and many other products offered by FIFTY 50. Among the estimated 4500 .

JDRF Bell County Family Fun Event

JDRF Bell County Family Fun Event
The Bell County JDRF held a family fun event on August 27, 2016 at Lions Junction Family Water Park in Temple, Texas. FIFTY 50 co-sponsored the event along with Medtronic and the JDRF Austin Chaper provided free and discounted access to the park and snacks. All who attended agreed the water park was a perfect location to spend a hot late summer Saturday in central Texas. The camaraderie of attending JDRF chapter events educates .

JDRF TypeOneNation Educational Conference

JDRF TypeOneNation Educational Conference
JDRF TypeOneNation Educational Conference   JDRF Austin and South Central Texas (San Antonio) chapters presented a day full of education and inspiration on May 21 at the New Braunfels Convention Center. Attendees learned all about the latest in T1D research.   Presentators including Dr. Stephen Ponder, Dr. Barbara Anderson and Gary Scheiner provided informative presentations about exercise, diabetes management and current clinical trials happening now in Central Texas! FIFTY 50 sponsored the KidNation (Children’s Track) .

JDRF Austin Chapter One Party – May 2016

JDRF Austin Chapter One Party – May 2016
JDRF Austin Chapter One Party 2016 The JDRF Austin Chapter One Party 2016 took place place May 13, 2016 at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Club. Emcee was Erskine Bowles, Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff and integral leader in the introduction and passing of the Special Diabetes Program funding initiative. 300 evening guests participated in the Garden Party Gala helping raise $640,000 towards funding a cure! FIFTY 50 was represented by Rebecca .

FIFTY 50 Central Texas Events – Specially for Children

FIFTY 50 Central Texas Events – Specially for Children
Specially for Children Pediatric Endocrinology was recognized for their participation in the Eli Lilly “Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards℠”  program.  It is designed to honor children with T1D who have been on insulin for 10+ years, manage their diabetes well and lead full lives. Eli Lilly invited Specially for Children in Austin to be the very first Pediatric Endocrinology clinic to participate with a redeveloped program that is germane to children living with T1D. FIFTY 50 was represented by .

FIFTY 50 Central Texas TLCDU

FIFTY 50 Central Texas TLCDU
Texas Lions Camp Diabetes University Attendees of the Texas Lion Camp Diabetes University, held April 23, 2016 at the Kerrville, TX Lion’s Camp, enjoyed a full day of seminar presentations and breakout sessions for information and resources to better understand and live with Type 1 diabetes. Rebecca McCleery, whose son lives with T1D, manned the FIFTY 50 table and discussed the latest FIFTY 50 products and services. She also shared news of the recent .

FIFTY 50 North Texas – TypeOneNation Summit

FIFTY 50 North Texas – TypeOneNation Summit
TypeOneNation North Texas Summit Attendees at the North Texas TypeOneNation Summit held last Sunday (May 1, 2016) enjoyed a full day of group presentations and breakout sessions provided by the JDRF Greater Dallas & Greater Fort Worth Chapters.  Moira McCarthy provided the keynote presentation. There were activities for youth ages 6 – 16, and diabetes-related partners (including FIFTY 50 Medical) shared information on the latest products, resources and technology. Linda Bailey and her daughter .

Texas Lions Camp Diabetes University

Texas Lions Camp Diabetes University
Texas Lions Camp Diabetes University Join endocrinology experts led by Dr. Stephen Ponder for in-depth information and resources for understanding and living with Type 1 diabetes. Through seminars, breakout sessions and a Q&A time you will find answers to questions pertinent to your family or child’s development. WHEN:    Saturday—April 23, 2016 8:00 AM—5:00 PM WHERE:  Texas Lions Camp 4100 San Antonio Hwy Kerrville, TX 78028 830-896-8500 CONTACT: Stephen Mabry COST: $75/INDIVIDUAL $140/FAMILY INFORMATIONAL FLYER: .