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Rio Grande Valley 2016 - October 22

Thank you for your interest in registering to attend a Sugar Surfing Workshop to be held in Harlingen, Texas on October 22, 2016. Stephen W. Ponder, MD FAAP CDE will be your speaker and facilitator for this event. This workshop is being presented by The South Texas Juvenile Diabetes Association (STJDA)

and HOPE 4 Kids Living with Diabetes.

More Information:

A Free Conference for Families Living with Diabetes, Caregivers, Medical Students, and

Professionals Seeking Information about State-of- the-Art Diabetes Management known as

"Sugar Surfing"™.

Admission is FREE. Light Snacks Provided.

​Information updates prior to the event will be sent to you via the email address that you use to register for this workshop.

Children with Diabetes Ages 13-18 are permitted to attend the Sugar Surfing Workshop.

Children’s Sugar Surfing Fun Track

  • Limited to children ages 7-12.

  • 60 children is the maximum; the first 60 children registered may attend. Limit 4 children per family. Parents MUST register their children for the Sugar Surfing Fun Track when the parents register themselves online for the event.

  • Parents MUST bring their child’s diabetes supplies, including insulin and items to treat low blood sugars.

To learn more about "Sugar Surfing", go here, get a copy of the book, and go to the facebook page. A free download of the introduction and the first two chapters is available via the Kindle® ebook page on Amazon; also accessible via the book page.


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Regional Academic Health Center

2102 Treasure Hills

Harlingen, TX 78550

(A city level map is provided to you after registration)



The workshop will begin promptly at 1pm and ends at 4:15pm (includes 30 minute intermission)

Workshop Schedule

12:00 pm Attendee Check in

12:45 pm Children ages 7-12 go to Children’s Sugar Surfing Fun Track


1:00 pm Sugar Surfing Conference Begins – Part 1


2:30 pm Break


  • Complimentary Refreshments Provided

  • Exhibition by Diabetes Companies

  • Sugar Surfing Book Signing

3:00 pm Sugar Surfing Conference Continues – Part 2

4:00 pm Wrap up, Q&A Session


4:15 pm Conference Concludes, Parents Pick Up Children from Children’s Sugar Surfing Fun Track

Children’s Fun Track Schedule

Children will participate in fun, supervised activities.

12:45 pm Children Dropped off by parents at Children’s Sugar Surfing Fun Track


4:15 pm Conclusion, Parents pick up Children from Children’s Sugar Surfing Fun Track

Children will participate in fun, supervised activities

Sugar Surfing - The Book

Books are not sold at the event. If you are interested in the book signing please make your purchase in advance. Buy The Book

Thank you!

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