General Audience – Diabetes…Learning to Live with Purpose and Passion
Life is a series of reactions to unpredictable circumstances. Quinn was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease with no cure. Life was over until she met other kids at a diabetes camp living large despite the disease. She dedicated herself to finding a cure for the disease and improving the lives of those surviving with diabetes and discovered a life full of purpose and passion.
Eating Disorders & Type 1 Diabetes: A Complicated Relationship
Living with type 1 diabetes is complicated enough, but then throw in a dual diagnosis of an eating disorder, and the management of the two becomes tricky. Eating disorders paired with diabetes can be a life-threatening combination. Learn about Quinn’s personal journey of seeking recovery, and how health care professionals can best assist their patients who are struggling.
Healthcare Professional &/or Caregiver – Diabetes Truth Talk: Facts & Myths About Life with a Chronic Illness
Diabetes is growing at alarming rates around the world, and health care professionals are struggling to keep up with the latest treatment developments. How can you provide the best care for your patients? By learning the latest information about this rapidly changing disease that affects over 29 million Americans.
Young Children/Parents/Schools – Diabetes Daze… a primer for young children
Young children diagnosed with diabetes realize that life has changed drastically. They often don’t know why. This straight forward presentation for kids will help them understand what has happened in their world and what they can do about it.
Teenagers with Diabetes – Life in the fast lane… driving, dating & diabetes
It’s tough enough to be a teenager. Add a chronic disease and life seems almost impossible. Balancing twin loads of peer and parental pressure while managing a disease requires negotiation and compromise. A frank discussion for teens on how to make it work.
Families Affected by Diabetes – Catch me if you can… coping and caring for your child with diabetes
A chronic illness turns families’ upside down. When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, everyone struggles to find their footing. You’ll learn ways to empower and encourage your child to manage their disease. Build a solid foundation for your child to live a rich, productive life despite diabetes.
Organizations Quinn Has Spoken To:
- American Diabetes Association
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Marshfield Clinic
- University of Minnesota
- International Diabetes Center
- Novo Nordisk
- Scholarship America
- AXA Equitable
- St. Louis County Health & Human Services
- North Central Michigan University
- Center for Change
- Students with Diabetes
- League of Minnesota Cities
- Initiative Foundation
- American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)