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The largest talk on diabetes treatment, prevention and research in Southwest Florida.

Learn from the leading professionals on diabetes treatment and prevention.

The 3rd Annual Southwest Florida Diabetes Conference is an event that brings together diabetes patients, care takers and medical professionals to learn and connect on the latest topics in diabetes treatment, prevention and research.

Started in 2015, the Diabetes Conference serves the Southwest Florida community and attracts presenters and attendees from around the country.  The event is a combination of public and professional education and networking. Topics and speakers include both T1 and T2 diabetes.

What to expect if you attend:

  • A full day of learning opportunities, talks and breakout sessions, both T1 and T2 focused 
  • Meeting with other diabetes patients, care-takers and medical professionals. 
  • Demonstrations on cooking with diabetes
  • Vendors and sponsors with product and technology information 
  • Complimentary, diabetic-friendly snacks and refreshments 
  • Interaction with several local and national organizations that support and educate about diabetes


The official schedule and line up of speakers is yet to be announced for 2017. You can see the list of our 2016 speakers by visiting www.swfldiabetes.com/speakers


New this year, we will have breakout sessions so you can choose which topics and speakers are of interest to you.  This allows you to customize your conference experience. Spanish speaking breakout sessions available.


Also new this year, we are able to offer 5 CME credits for medical professionals attending the conference. This is a new development in our commitment to making this conference a staple in SWFL and beyond.

Visit www.SWFLDiabetes.com for complete details.



Your registration for the conference includes the following:

  • Admission to the Conference

  • All presentations and talks

  • Access to preferred break out sessions

  • Diabetic-friendly snacks and food demos

  • Networking and Vendor Access 

Registration starts at only $10 and there are need-based scholarships available through the YMCA. 

For need-based scholarship inquiries, please contact us at scholarships@greaternaplesymca.org

All proceeds benefit children with diabetes. 

You will be redirected to register at EventBrite.com which is a secure event registration and processing site.


How You Can Support the Conference:

All donations will benefit children with diabetes.

We still have sponsorship spots available for businesses or individuals who are interested in everything from naming rights to program advertising

Be a vendor at the conference.  With an anticipated crowd of nearly 500, you will have excellent exposure for your product or business. 


2017 Sponsorship Levels Coming Soon.


If you have any questions about registration, conference details or general inquiries, please use the contact information below:

Tami & Joe Balavage
Help a Diabetic Child Foundation
(239) 821-5051
Help a Diabetic Child Foundation

Susy Gurevich
(305) 519-6671