Fun in the SUN T1D Annual Weekend Retreat!

Reserve your spot and prepare for a weekend of scenic beauty, inspiration and empowerment.

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In Sun Valley, Idaho

June 7 - 9th, 2019

Join us for this amazing, once-a-year T1D retreat in gorgeous Sun Valley, Idaho! This event is for you as a health-conscious adult or mature youth with type 1 diabetes. Family and friends are also welcome! Hosted by me, Dr. Jody.

Retreat Activities

The entire event will be hosted by Dr. Jody Stanislaw, Certified Diabetes Educator and T1D since age seven. She will share her secrets as to how she keeps her A1c between 5.5% – 6.2% for the past 10 years. Throughout the weekend, you will learn life-changing tips on how to achieve excellent blood sugar control and balance while exercising. You will also connect with others who truly understand your life with T1D and build long-lasting friendships. You’ll put diabetes burnout behind you as your return home feeling empowered and inspired!

  • Group Hike & Scenic Walking

  • Guest Speaker Bill Pereira - Diabetes Alert Dog Trainer

  • Tips for Exercise & Blood Sugar Balance

  • Wellness Discussions for Type 1 Diabetes

T1D Retreat Schedule

Sun Valley, Idaho is one of the top destination resort towns in the country! You are guaranteed to have a fabulous time.

We encourage you to arrive a few days early or extend your stay to take advantage of the absolute beauty and endless summer activities Sun Valley has to offer. There will not be a lot of time to explore on your own during the retreat.

Average temps in June are high 70*F & low 40*F. Expect daytime temps to be in the 60 - 70’s with lots of sunshine!

  • Friday, June 7th, 2019

    1pm - 9pm

    Wake up excited and ready to travel to Sun Valley! Once you arrive, we will start with time for introductions and discussion on living with T1D, followed by a delicious, low-carb dinner.

  • Saturday, June 8th

    9am - 9pm

    In the morning, we will split into 2 groups. You can choose to do a more challenging hike OR a gentle walk...both with stunning scenery. After lunch, we will enjoy a lecture by a diabetes alert dog trainer, which will lead us into our delicious dinner and time for socializing.

  • Sunday, June 9th

    9am - after dinner

    In the morning, we will split into 2 groups. You can choose to do a more challenging hike OR a gentle walk...which will be shorter than the previous day's hike/walk. Then we will come back and enjoy a delicious and low-carb, freshly prepared lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a lively discussion on various T1D topics until we get hungry for our final dinner!

What's Included?

Pricing for this one-of-a-kind weekend is just $450. And here's what's included:

  • All meals from Friday dinner through Sunday dinner. (All meals will be whole/real food, nothing processed, low-carb and delicious)
  • Tasty, low-carb snacks and desserts
  • Friday + Sunday educational discussions
  • Saturday + Sunday outdoor activities
  • Saturday guest speaker

Lodging is covered by you. There are many wonderful hotel and home-share options for you to choose from, listed below.

Travel & Directions

  • Drive into Sun Valley, Idaho, zip code is 83340.
  • The closest airport is SUN - located in Hailey, Idaho. Some hotels have a free shuttle to/from this airport.
  • The Boise, ID airport is BOI and a 2.5 hour drive to Sun Valley. You will need a rental car for the drive.
  • Please email us in advance with your itinerary! We will do our best to organize a carpool or ride-share for those of you coming from Boise.

The town is small enough that you don’t really need a car once you arrive, although it would come in handy if you want to do your own thing. Yet, the local bus runs often and is free of charge. Main street only has 3 stop lights, so it’s pretty easy to walk everywhere too.

Where to Stay

Several options - in order from higher to lower cost

Sun Valley, Idaho Map

Retreat FAQs

  • Do I have to have type 1 diabetes to participate?

    Nope! Friends and family are welcome too. It is so helpful when your loved ones really 'get' what T1D is all about so it's a great idea to have someone you love join you! (Full retreat price applies for each attendee.)

  • What should I pack for Sun Valley?

    Average temperatures in June are in the high 70*F & low 40*F. Expect daytime temps to be in the 60’s with lots of sunshine! (Having said that, we had sprinkles of snow in the higher elevations one year!) We will be taking group hikes and scenic walking adventures, so be sure to bring comfortable outdoor shoes, backpack, water bottle, exercise clothing, jacket, hat, hiking poles (if needed), and whatever clothing you need for the average temperatures.

  • How many people will be at the retreat?

    We want the retreat to be personalized and intimate, so we limit the group to 25 people. Reservations are very limited and encourage you to book ahead of time to secure your spot. Summers in Sun Valley are also in peak season, so accommodations should be booked as soon as you can.