It’s no joke everybody. Type 1 diabetics, doctors, family members, friends, and celebs in our world are gathering in New York City on April Fool's Day this Saturday. As a T1D living in Manhattan, I am here to share some tips on events happening and places to sneak away to grab some food or a drink during the weekend.
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Schedule of Events
Myabetic Meetup at Salvation Taco
Who are they? Myabetic is a fashion company for the diabetic community. Who else has lost one of those black cases for days in the bottom of a backpack or somewhere in the car? Fear not! Myabetic has designed some stylish swag for us to carry supplies around and happily rock it.
- When: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
- Cost: Free
- Address: 145 E 39th St, New York, New York 10016
Who are they? The Juvenile Diabetics Research Foundation is the largest non-profit funding research to find a cure for type 1. You probably have heard of them...
- When: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Cost: Free
- Address: The Westin Grand Central 212 East 42nd St, New York, NY
Pssst. You can catch me on the afternoon panel at 2:15. Who is ready to get emotional? (click the bottom below to send a message)
Maybe you could not attend. Or, you missed a panel. Join for a webinar to share highlights, favorite people we met, and what I learned this weekend.
Where to get food for the JDRF conference
The lunch at the JDRF OneNationSummit down in D.C. was free and even had carb counts. Yet, if you are coming to NYC you may want to explore some of the cuisine. This short list is only to get the ideas flowing and are located a few blocks from the conference center.
Grab a quick healthy salad. Get to order on cool futuristic kiosks
Address: SW corner of 3rd and 42nd
Num Pang Sandwich Shop
Ever have a Cambodian sandwich? Craving something a bit spicy? Look no further.
Address: 140 E 41st St (between 3rd and 2nd Ave.)
Looking for that coffee break?
Address: 800 Second Ave (between 42nd and 43rd St)
See you there! Reminder to sign up for the webinar Sunday morning if you are not in town to make it for the event