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Diabetes Summit to Feature New Technologies

The average person with type 1 diabetes injects insulin four times a day. That adds up to over 7,000 injections in just five years. A promising new development is the artificial pancreas, a high-tech method of systematically delivering insulin without injections.

St. John’s Diabetes & Metabolism is hosting a Summit to share information on this technology. “A New Breakthrough in Living Well with Diabetes” takes place on Friday, February 10, 2017, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Snow King Resort and features presentations by system innovators.

“The artificial pancreas is a revolutionary development,” said Hayley Miller, MD, medical director of St. John's Diabetes & Metabolism. “We are thrilled to be able to bring information about this new technology to Jackson Hole and individuals around the region.”

Speakers at the Summit include Dana Lewis, founder of the Open Artificial Pancreas System Project ( and and #WeAreNotWaiting. She will be joined by Michael Thatcher, co-creator of The Other Pancreas system, and Mikel Curry, an independent user of the Open Artificial Pancreas System.

The Summit is geared toward anyone interested in diabetes, including individuals and their families. The cost per family is $50.00, which includes continental breakfast, lunch, and a group activity at King Tubes Tube Park. Snow King Resort is offering a discounted rate on rooms and winter activities.

For more information, including financial assistance, please contact event coordinator Hillary Munro at (307) 413-3253.

To sign up for the Summit, go to

Support for the event is provided by St. John's Hospital Foundation.


Media contact: Karen Connelly,, 739 7380.

St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming, offers patient-centered, clinical excellence, and community wellness services through a full-service hospital, primary care and specialty physician practices, and a long-term care Living Center.

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