Fear, anxiety, and stress is often intensified as teens adapt to swirling hormones, changing eating patterns and insulin requirements, body image issues, and family stresses related to “passing the torch” of diabetes management. Does diabetes technology help or hinder living life with diabetes at this turbulent time? Great question! This session will share stories that illustrate practical tips for an empathetic approach that is attentive to anxiety levels and helps to build problem solving abilities and comfort with technology.

Cecilia Hamming, RN, CDE

Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator
Adult and Pediatric Diabetes Programs, Regina, SK

Cecilia is a Registered Nurse with a passion and drive for diabetes education for families of kids and adults living with diabetes. She is an advocate for people with Type 1 diabetes… View Speaker’s Full Bio


Joanne Gibson, RD, CDE

Pediatric Diabetes Team
McMaster Children’s Hospital, ON

Joanne works at McMaster Children’s Hospital as a member of the Pediatric Diabetes Team… View Speaker’s Full Bio