Children With Diabetes “Friends for Life” Orlando 2017 Conference

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Children With Diabetes "Friends for Life" Orlando 2017 Conference

If you or someone in your family is living with Type 1 diabetes, then you may be interested in the upcoming Children With Diabetes “Friends for Life” conference, taking place July 4–9, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.

The conference, which will be located at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, will include top experts in the diabetes field, children and adults who have diabetes, and their families, all coming together to “make new and lifelong friendships.” There will be scheduled presentations, discussion groups, health screenings, an evening reception, performances, and various other social and informational events.

Registration is $175 until June 22, 2017. On-site registration begins on July 4, 2017, at a rate of $200. (Children five and under at the time of the conference are $50). The registration fee covers conference attendance, shared meals, all social events, and one conference t-shirt per person registered.

To read about one young person’s experience at a Friends for Life Conference, see this series of blog entries by Maryam Elarbi.

Rooms at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort are available at a special nightly rate of $153 plus tax for the time frame of July 1, 2017, to July 11, 2017, for those who may wish to extend their vacation. Rooms can be reserved using the online reservation system.

Register for the conference here, or learn more about the event on the Children With Diabetes website. And for more information, contact Laura Billetdeaux at

This blog entry was written by Senior Digital Editor Diane Fennell.

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