DPAC Forum

Join Us at the DPAC Forum on May 23, 2019 and Make a Connection.
  • Learn about the connection between diabetes and those living with addiction, HIV and other chronic diseases.
  • Network with Diabetes Prevention and Treatment Professionals in Michigan.
  • Promote a connection and learn about health and wellness programs in Michigan that are impacting those living with diabetes.
2019 DPAC Forum Flyer

This conference is open to Diabetes Prevention and Treatment professionals in Michigan.

Previous Meetings

November 7, 2018
November 2, 2017
April 27, 2017

Confirmed Speakers for the DPAC Forum

Quinn Nystrom - Diabetes and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Relationship

As a professional speaker Ms. Nystrom travels to diabetes camps, convention halls, corporate offices, United States Congress and the White House.

At the DPAC Forum, Quinn will look at the dual diagnosis of an eating disorder and type 1 diabetes. She will discuss the prevalence of eating disorders, screening tools and the process of treatment and recovery.

She will show the importance of helpful communication practices and practical applications for diabetes providers, mental health providers as well as family and friends.

Raymond Waller - Diabetes and Stimulants: Implications for Brain Function, Suicidal Ideation and Effective Treatment

Mr. Waller is the Director at Ascension Brighton Center for Recovery and has a broad background in the treatment of addictions.

He will speak about diabetes and how the free use of stimulants act as 'sisters' in a coordinated attack on brain function and health. Subsequently, there are marked links in suicidal ideation and depression. Understanding this interaction is foundational to the development of effective treatment protocols.

This presentation will focus on effective approaches to this type of patient, with a goal of promoting positive long-term outcomes.

Sarah Mills – Food Banks and Diabetic Health

Sarah is the Director of Wellness and Nutrition Education at Gleaners Community Food Bank.

Sarah will discuss the healthcare pilot programs that Gleaners has implemented to prevent diabetes or to improve the health of those with uncontrolled diabetes. She will also share what food banks in the region are doing to address food insecurity and diabetic health.

Candice Lee – HIV and Diabetes

Candice is a Public Health Consultant in the Diabetes and Other Chronic Diseases Section.

She will give an overview on why diabetes management is an area of concern for those treating people living with HIV as well as the standards of care for patients who have both HIV and diabetes. Candice will also share a preview of the MDHHS HIV and Diabetes Care project.