Sugar Surfing Workshops in 2019

Many of you have asked about our upcoming Sugar Surfing Workshops for 2019. We have several planned, so here is the list so far. Many are up and running with active registration sites, and some will be up and running soon. So feel free to register or "save the date". We hope to see you at a Workshop this year!



This will be a fun Workshop that will have a Star Wars theme, so we hope to see many of you dressed up as your favorite Star Wars character! The organizer of this is Rachel Price as well as her team of volunteers Donna, Sandy and Amanda.



This Sugar Surfing Workshop is hosted and organized by Camp Seale Harris and is open to the public.

Advance ticket purchase is required. A boxed sandwich meal is included in your ticket price. There are three ticket options available for families and individuals interested in attending: 1 ticket for $25.00; 2 tickets for $35.00 (in the same family); 3-5 tickets for $55.00 (in the same family)

Childcare will not be provided at this event, but children over 8 who Sugar Surf are welcome to attend and participate.

The organizer is Dr. John Lattmier with Camp Seale Harris, which was established in 1949 and is admnistered by the Southern Diabetes Education Services.

JUNE 8, 2019 - HOUSTON


This is another "double-header" diabetes education event that will include a Sugar Surfing Workshop as well as a talk by Anne Imber, the founder of Type 1 To Go, on 504 Plans and managing Type 1 diabetes in the school setting. This is a full day program and lunch is served to all participants. The event starts at 10:30 am and ends at 4:00 pm. Anne Imber will speak in the morning and the Sugar Surfing Workshop begins after lunch.


Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

8000 Technology Forest Place

The Woodlands, Texas 77381-1160

The cost of registration is $35 for an individual, $45 for two, and $65 for a family. You may attend all or part of the Workshop, as your schedule permits. We do encourage children to attend, especially if they are currently Sugar Surfing or interested in starting, and they are able to sit and pay attention for all or most of the Workshop. We have found that most children age 10 and up do very well and enjoy the Workshops if they are interested and involved in their diabetes management. Child care for non-attending children is not provided.


Register: OR to go direct to the eventbrite page CLICK HERE

Dr. Ponder was invited by T1D MOD Squad to participate in their 3rd Annual Educational Symposium this year in Salt Lake City, Utah. He gave this Workshop at the MOD Squad event in California in 2018 and we are happy to be invited back again!

This event is hosted and organized by MOD Squad members and volunteers. Ana Reinhardt Nunez has spent numerous hours setting up this Symposium. One goal of this organization is to raise funds to send kids to diabetes camps! Please register for this event through the MOD Squad site shown above. All the details about this event can be found there.

The Symposium will be held from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm at:

Weber State University

SU Ballroom B

3910 W. Campus Dr.

Ogden, Utah

Please go to

JULY 17, 2019 - Orlando, FL Children With Diabetes/Friends For Life Conference

Once again Dr. Ponder has been invited to participate and speak at CWD/FFL in Orlando, Florida. This is a yearly family event full of diabetes education, support, and fun is abundant! He will be presenting a Sugar Surfing Workshop on July 17 from 9:00 am to 12 noon. The Conference runs fron July 16 - 21, 2019 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. To get all the information you need to attend this wonderful event, please go to

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 - El Paso, TX

Register: to be posted

Dr. Ponder and Sugar Surfing will be in El Paso, Texas in September for an Educational Conference for medical providers as well as a Sugar Surfing Workshop for the public, all sponsored by El Paso Children's Hospital. The Workshop for the public will held September 21, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm with a 20 intermission.

We are working with Annabel Alicea, RN, CDE from El Paso Children's Hospital on this Workshop. Check back later. More details to come!

OCTOBER 12, 2019 - West Hartford, CT

Register: To Be Posted

Our east coast Sugar Surfing Workshop will be held in West Hartford, Connecticut on October 12 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm with a 20 minute intermission. The event wil be held at Flagg Road United Church of Christ, 134 Flagg Road, West Hartford, CT. Samantha Merwin is the volunteer organizer for this event. We plan to open up "early bird" registration by the end of April (that will run through the end of June) to provide a discount on registration costs for early registrants. Check back later for more information.

We hope to see you at one of these events!

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