Lauren Sivewright, featured speaker at Diabetes Seminar March 12.

Lauren Sivewright

Saint Mary’s will host a free Type 1 Diabetes Seminar Sunday, March 12, at the hospital’s Cafes 2 and 3. The event begins at 3 pm. Lauren Sivewright, who will bring an update on her experience with some of the latest artificial pancreas system technologies being tested today, is featured speaker.

LAUREN SIVEWRIGHT was selected to take part in her first at home study of the JDRF-funded Artificial Pancreas system in October 2015. A few months later, she began using the closed loop system, and since then, she has participated in two other studies. She is currently testing the latest JDRF-funded artificial pancreas system, InControl.

During this time, Lauren has been able to sleep throughout the night,experience perfect blood sugar control with little effort on her part, and enjoy life without the worry of how her T1D might affect her decisions. The senior development coordinator for the JDRF Northwest Arkansas office, she is excited to share how the system works and is changing her life.

Along with Lauren Sivewright, DIABETES EDUCATOR MELANIE MULLINAX, RN, will faciliate the Type 1 Diabetes Seminar at Saint Mary’s. She will also share valuable information about diabetes management and educational opportunities available through Saint Mary’s Outpatient Therapy Center.

The seminar begins Sunday, March 12, at 3 p.m., with free blood glucose screenings, meet up opportunities with diabetes technology and pharmaceutical reps, and free refreshments. The speaker session begins at 4 p.m. For more details, call 479-968-2841.