Elevate your understanding of diabetes care at our summit. We’re bringing together the diverse expertise of nurses, doctors, dieticians, educators, mental health specialists, exercise physiologists and community health workers to address all facets of diabetes care. Centered on addressing specific patient needs through a holistic approach, our summit will feature experts sharing both successes and challenges encountered in existing systems with multidisciplinary diabetes care teams.
Embark on a dynamic exploration of the latest in diabetes technology at our summit. Maximize the potential of continuous glucose monitoring data, delve into comparisons of cutting-edge insulin pumps, and explore innovations like smart pens, apps, and continuous ketone monitors. Engage in interactive round table sessions designed for an in-depth understanding of these technologies. This summit promises an immersive and hands-on experience, ensuring you not only stay informed but actively participate in shaping the future of diabetes care.
Immerse yourself in a unique networking experience at our summit, transcending boundaries and connecting with influential figures from various industries. Engage in meaningful discussions with leading experts, including trailblazers from renowned diabetes care institutions. This exclusive opportunity invites you to foster connections within an intimate setting, encouraging collaboration and the exchange of invaluable insights. Join forces with the foremost minds in diabetes care to drive innovation and propel the future of diabetes care forward.
We’re delighted to announce that the inaugural Future of Diabetes Care Summit is coming to The Laura Hotel in Houston, Texas.
Nestled in the bustling core of downtown Houston, The Laura Hotel stands as a pinnacle of luxury, boasting exquisite bars, restaurants and a rejuvenating spa, all the while immersing you in the pulse of the city’s energy. Downtown Houston harmonizes contemporary skyscrapers with cultural hotspots and a myriad of culinary treasures, creating a seamless, vibrant blend of modern sophistication and southern charm.
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Dr. Bhatt earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1997. He
completed his internal medicine residency at the Washington Hospital Center in
Washington, DC. This was followed by an endocrinology fellowship at the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Dr. Bhatt is a board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism. He
is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, the American College of
Physicians, and a member of the Endocrine Society and American Diabetes
Association. Dr. Bhatt has presented his research findings at national meeting and has
published them in leading medical journals.
Dr. Bhatt is the Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism at the St. Luke’s University Health
Network and serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine at St. Luke’s/Lewis Katz School of
Medicine at Temple University. He strives to bring together comprehensive care for
diabetes at St. Luke’s University Health Network.
When Leola started feeling tired and losing weight in November 2008, she thought she had a sinus infection. But the symptoms did not go away. After several weeks of not feeling well and a trip to the ER, Leola was told she had Type 2 diabetes. At the time of her diagnosis, Leola was 39 years old and had just moved to a town that was several hours away from her family. Feeling scared and alone, she did not know how she was going to take care of herself. But there was something she did know: her independence was important to her, and she did not want the same outcome that she watched some of her loved ones with diabetes experience.
After joining a support group and educating herself about diabetes, Leola realized that her diagnosis was not a death sentence. She says, “Being diagnosed with diabetes was a wakeup call for me to look at how I take care of myself.” Although she was following the treatment plan recommended by her healthcare provider, blood sugar control was a struggle for Leola. It was stressful to constantly be fearful of highs and lows – and discouraging that although she was trying, it was not working. It was determined that Leola had Type 1 diabetes, not Type 2 as she was first diagnosed. What a relief it was to know that there was a reason she could not control her blood sugar. Once she received the correct diagnosis, Leola gained control of her blood sugar.
Through additional testing years after, she was once again diagnosed with Type 2. Today, she maintains and controls her blood sugar by eating healthy, exercising, taking her medication as prescribed, and checking her blood sugar throughout the day. Education has also been an important part of Leola’s diabetes self-management plan, and still is today. “Wherever and whenever I can learn about diabetes, I take advantage of the opportunity,” she says. Leola loves to share what she has learned about diabetes and is passionate about helping and encouraging others. Her message: “You can manage your diabetes while still doing the things you like to do. It is up to you.” She believes there is a reason she has diabetes, and her goal is to be a positive example for others. “I manage my diabetes instead of letting diabetes manage me. It can be done…I am living proof.
Dr. Phyllisa Deroze is a global diabetes patient advocate, blogger, Founder of Black Diabetic Info, and Director of Content Strategy at dQ&A. She began blogging almost immediately after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2011. In 2019, after becoming extremely ill, she learned she had been misdiagnosed with type 2 diabetes for eight years and was finally given the correct diagnosis—Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults.
In 2023, Phyllisa published a children’s book, Diabetes Helpers, with her daughter. The first of its kind, the book honors children who have loved ones with diabetes. Considered one of the most prolific writers on the representation of diabetes in African American literature and popular culture, Phyllisa builds community through storytelling by drawing on a Ph.D. in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University, a ten-year career as a university professor, her Fulbright Scholar expertise, and her own experiences living with diabetes. Her motto “Diagnosed Not Defeated,” is an inspiration for all.
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