South New Jersey JDRF Chapter’s “Living With Type One Diabetes” Educational Symposium

I am delighted and honored to announce that I will be the keynote speaker and also facilitate an interactive break out session at the “Living With Type One Diabetes” Educational Symposium.

The South Jersey chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is hosting this exciting event on February 22nd from  8:00am – 2:30pm at the Enterprise Center at BBC, 3331 Route 38 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

Sessions at the symposium will discuss: Nutrition, Life Stages, Pregnancy, Exercise, Family Issues, and What Color Is Your Brain? and Diabetes Management.

My Keynote presentation is entitled What Color Is Your Brain? While Living with Type One Diabetes. Attendees  will learn how to determine their Yellow, Blue, Green, and Orange Brain Color personality, create more harmony in their lives, decrease their stress level, increase their communication skills, and improve their relationship with their partner, children, family members, co-workers, and friends. Discovering their Brain Colors and learning to understand others’ behavior will be a no-brainer!

My Breakout Session is entitled The Brain Color “Highs” and “Lows” of diabetes management and family relationships. During this interactive session attendees with divide into four Brain Color groups to explore the Brain Color concept in-depth, using everyone’s insightful experiences. According to their Brain Color perspective, attendees will answers the following meaningful and relevant questions relating to diabetes management and family relationships.
1. How does diabetes affect your relationship with your family members
2. How do you or your loved respond to your diabetes management of “Highs”, “Lows”, and mood changes
3.What are some of the ways you and your family have learned to successfully deal with diabetes management?

Each Brain Color group’s answers will be discussed and shared to develop a better understanding of one another in specific situations to create more harmonious relationships with family members. When I return to my office, I will be printing up the four Brain Color Groups’ answers and sending the printout back to everyone who attended the symposium, to use as a resource.

If you have any questions about the symposium,  would like to attend, or know someone who would benefit from the symposium, please contact Barbara Garrison at or call Barb at 856-429-1101.

JDRF New_Logo- editedMy Blue Brain and Heart are passionately dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes for our son Joshua, who has had T1D (Type 1 Diabetes) for 28 years, and the other millions of adults and children around the world who are challenged every hour of every day by this insidious disease.
As the boys feet state: Living with diabetes is no easy feat! It is assaults a child’s or adult’s body from their feet to their brain. No one ever gets a break from having to manage his or her diabetes. Diabetes has become  a rampant epidemic that knows no boundaries.
• Diabetes currently affects more than 371 million people worldwide and is expected to affect 552 million by 2030.
• As many as 3,000,000 Americans may have T1D.
•  In the U.S., a new case of diabetes is diagnosed every 30 seconds; more than 1.9 million people are diagnosed each year.

You can learn more about our family’s diabetes connection on my website and read more information about diabetes on the JDRF website.

I will be autographing copies of What Color Is Your Brain? and Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift at the symposium. I will also offering a 20% discount off the purchase price of my books to symposium attendees. 10% of the royalties from the sale of all my books will be allocated to the South Jersey chapter of JDRF.

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  1. George on February 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Cute picture–Serious message! Awesome the Princess will be the speaker for this important event. Wish I were there.

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  3. sheila on February 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Skipper, sorry it took me so long to respond. I was so Green Brain and Focused and developing my 2 programs for JDRF in NJ. I wish also wish you were there. The symposium was remarkable. The staff and attendees were amazing. I have never spoke to a group of people who live with diabetes in a very long time. My BLUE HEART AND BRAIN WERE BURSTING with emotion on so many levels. I am planning on posting about the symposium tomorrow. The picture was taken by the boys father, who is president of the So. Jersey JDRF chapter. It was a pleasure meeting him. 2 of his 3 sons have T1D! It was an honor to be part of the symposium that was very successful!! XXXOOO, your loving cousin, Princess Shayna 😉 <3

  4. […] Last Saturday, I had the privilege and pleasure of presenting my What Color Is Your Brain? While Living with Type One Diabetes keynote presentation and facilitating the  “Highs” and “Lows” of diabetes management and family relationships during my interactive group activity session at the South New Jersey JDRF Chapter’s “Living With Type One Diabetes” Educational Sympos…. […]

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