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JDRF hosts southwest conference this Saturday

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) will host the annual Desert Southwest TypeOneNation Conference this Saturday at the Camelback Inn.

The conference will feature breakout sessions, pharmaceutical vendors, as well as a variety of speakers. The keynote speaker will be Kady Helme, an artificial pancreas project participant.

Helme will talk about her first-hand experience with the benefits of the artificial pancreas. In addition, she will explain how the technology has the ability to change lives.

Helme was part of the first real-world clinical trial that explored the potential of the artificial pancreas.

The artificial pancreas is new technology that could revolutionize the world for people living with Type 1 Diabetes.

JDRF has been funding research for several years that aimed to create an artificial pancreas system that would enable people with Type 1 Diabetes to go about their days normally.

There are currently 15 thousand children and 15 thousand adults that are diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes each year. This equates out to about 80 people per day.

According the JDRF, the Artifical Pancreas Project (APP) has a six-step process for that artificial pancreas which would have the ability to detect blood sugar levels and deliver insulin in response to those levels without any extra work on the body’s part.

Each step varies in automation with different incremental advances that begin with devices that shut off insulin delivery to prevent episodes of low blood sugar to a fully automated “closed loop” system.

The steps increase based on the users needs. Each step increases the amount of moderation of maintenance for blood sugar levels.

Helme is scheduled to speak at 2p.m. at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.


Van Dyke Laser and Skin to Host Spring Open House Benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Van Dyke Laser and Skin’s annual cosmetic celebration is benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on April 6.

13625thEach year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day – are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the U.S. This celebration will not only raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, but it will give guests the opportunity to get glam in the process.

Fabulous skincare discounts will be offered to guests just by walking through the door. Guests attending the event by their self will receive a 10% discount on prepaid products and procedures. However, guests that arrive with a partner in crime will receive a 15% discount. Products will include volumizing, fat reduction, skin rejuvenation and much more.

To add even more fun to the event, a silent auction with $20,000 worth of procedures will be available to guests with all proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The auction will take place in the morning and guests can bid on items priced way below retail. In addition, baskets containing $1500 worth of beauty products will be raffled off all morning with tickets starting at $10.

For more information, visit vandykelaser.com

Where: Van Dyke Laser and Skin at 5206 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253

When: April 6, 2013, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Evening on the Diamond Presented by University of Phoenix

D-Backs CEO earns Goldwater award

Arizona Diamondbacks President & CEO Derrick Hall has been named the 2012 recipient of the Goldwater Community Service Award and will be honored at the 29th Noche de Gourmet Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at the Wrigley Mansion. The Goldwater Community Service Awards, presented by the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix, honors a community leader with a strong record of philanthropic involvement, professional success in their field of work, and a desire to give back to the Phoenix area through serving on charitable and corporate boards and through public service.

“I am honored to be the first recipient of this prestigious award in a category where every nominee is truly deserving,” said Hall. “The Active 20-30 Club is a distinguished philanthropic club that works hard to improve the lives of children across the Valley, and I am proud to represent and be recognized by such an illustrious group of individuals.”

Hall was chosen among five nominees, including Arizona Treasurer and former Founder & CEO of Cold Stone Doug Ducey, Phoenix City Councilmember and Attorney for PING William Gates, Founder of Beyond the Flames Jason Schechterle and Executive Director of The First Tee of Phoenix Hugh Smith, Jr. The annual award is given to an individual who shows high moral and ethical character and will set the standard for the men of the Active 20-30 Club of Phoenix to achieve as they continue to grow and develop in their profession and in their community.

A proven leader in the Arizona community, Hall currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Valley of the Sun United Way and leads the Hunger-Free Communities Plan Steering Committee, and is an active member of the Thunderbirds and Young President’s Organization. He serves on 27 boards, including the Arizona Mexico Commission, Great Hearts Academies, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Advisory Council for Pancreatic Cancer, US Airways Education Foundation, St. Vincent de Paul and Florence Crittendon. He has also raised money by serving as an event chairman for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and the Foundation for Blind Children.