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Wednesday, July 6, 2011
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CWD is pleased to announce a day of Focus Groups at the Friends for Life conference. Focus groups will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011.

What is a Focus Group?
A focus group is a small gathering of people with the purpose of discussing one particular topic or "focus." In our case, the focus groups will range from 10 to 50 people each, and may discuss a new product in development, a product already on the market (and the company wants feedback), a particular method of diabetes management, or it may focus on a specific age group (e.g.., how do teens feel about pumping or blood glucose testing?). Some sessions are clearly associated with one product or company, while others are led anonymously. All focus groups have been reviewed by Children with Diabetes.

What is the Schedule?
Focus groups will be held at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. They will last 90 minutes each. Refreshments will be provided during each meeting.

How do I sign up?
You must currently be registered for the conference to sign up for a focus group. Any member of your family may participate. Children are welcome to participate in focus groups specifically for children, or specifically for families. You may participate in more than one focus group. Online signup is now closed. You'll be able to sign up at registration on site.

Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Once a group is full, we will so indicate on this webpage.

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Focus Groups and Receptions

 

Tools That Work For You
Company: LifeScan
Location: Coronado A
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Children with Type 1 and at least one parent
Audience size: Maximum 15 participants

Do you ever sometimes feel like your diabetes management tools were created mostly for adults? Here's your opportunity to tell us what's important to you in blood sugar testing supplies and software so we can create tools that better fit your life. We'll have some fun looking at a variety of products and some imaginary solutions, too. This will be an interactive workshop so come with your thinking cap on! NOTE: Session may require a non-disclosure agreement.

 

Diabetes On the Go: Choices to Fit Your LifeStyle
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado B
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Children with type 1 and at least one parent
Audience size: Maximum 30 participants (15 children, 15 parents)

Whether you're a pumper or on a pen, we want to hear from you! What do you like about your current device? What are your challenges? Come to this interactive discussion and share what's most important to you.

 

Transition In Care: Sewing The Net Before Letting Go
Company: sanofi-aventis
Location: Coronado M
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Parents of children with type 1
Audience size: Maximum 50 participants

This focus group will involve discussion surrounding children's care coverage in the absence of parents/direct supervision. Parents can share gaps in coverage (going to school, camp, sleep-overs, team practices), and tips and techniques for building support networks.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Durango 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

Adults with Type 1 - Meet-n-Greet
Hosts: Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson
Location: Durango 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Adults with type 1 and their partners
Audience size: 50



11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Focus Groups and Receptions

 

Tools That Work For You
Company: LifeScan
Location: Coronado A
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Children with Type 1 and at least one parent
Audience size: Maximum 15 participants

Do you ever sometimes feel like your diabetes management tools were created mostly for adults? Here's your opportunity to tell us what's important to you in blood sugar testing supplies and software so we can create tools that better fit your life. We'll have some fun looking at a variety of products and some imaginary solutions, too. This will be an interactive workshop so come with your thinking cap on! NOTE: Session may require a non-disclosure agreement.

 

Teenagers With Type 1!
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado B
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Teens and adults with type 1 diabetes who were diagnosed as teenagers or young adults
Audience size: 30

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes is hard enough, but finding the right tools and resources that really answer your questions and meet your needs can be even harder. Unlike many people with type 1 diabetes, you were diagnosed when you were a little older. Help us understand what tools you would have liked to have had to help you manage your diabetes when you were initially diagnosed. We want you to think beyond the basics so we can give you what you really want and need.

 

Methods for Obtaining Diabetes-Related Information
Company: Insulet
Location: Coronado C
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents of children with type 1
Audience size: 50

When your child was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, were you overwhelmed when first seeking diabetes-related information? Come to this interactive group to discuss the information channels that you looked in, what channels were most helpful, which weren't helpful, and how you feel pump manufacturers could better provide diabetes information and/or help you process the information.

 

Live Wirelessly!
Company: Roche
Location: Coronado D
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Pumpers 14 years or older (Parent/Caregiver preferred but not required; Parent/Caregiver consent required if not in attendance) and Parent/Caregiver of pumpers 13 years or younger. Families Welcome.
Audience size: 30

Join us to provide feedback on the features and benefits of a new product designed to help you live wirelessly.

 

Lilly Diabetes New and Exciting Collaboration
Company: Eli Lilly & Company
Location: Coronado E
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone
Audience size: 50

Lilly has entered into an exciting and unique collaboration with a partner whose company has been woven into the culture of American families for generations. Together, the two companies will be working to create inspiring new materials and resources for families living with type 1 diabetes. Come join us at the national unveiling of this exciting new collaboration and be one of the first to learn about the details!

 

Celiac Discussion Group
Host: Georgia Spiropoulos
Location: Coronado Q
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Families living with celiac
Audience size: 50

Families living with celiac are invited to join in a discussion group to share challenges and strategies for succeeding with celiac.

 

Meet Team Type 1!
Company: sanofi-aventis
Location: Coronado M
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone
Audience size: 50

Meet the riders who strive to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. With appropriate diet, exercise, treatment and technology, Team Type 1 believe anyone with diabetes can achieve their dreams.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Durango 1
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

Adults with Type 1 - Sports Management
Host: TBD
Location: Durango 2
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Adults with type 1 and their partners
Audience size: 50

 

Grandparents Boot Camp
Location: Monterrey
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Open to: Grandparents and other non-parent caregivers

Sign-up for this half-day Hands-on Camp Session to practice key skills important to anyone who wants to spend time alone with a child with diabetes. Learn by doing -- in a safe and supportive setting. Topics include: Blood Sugar Checks; Injections, Pumps and Pens; Basic Carb Counting; and Glucagon Administration for Severe Lows.



1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Focus Groups and Receptions

 

Performing My Best Means...
Company: Animas
Location: Coronado A
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Children with type 1 and their parents
Audience size: 50

We know your life is filled with many different ups and downs and in between. And then, add diabetes on top of whatever else is going on in your life and you've got a lot to manage. At Animas, we know you are working hard to perform at your best every day, and we wanted to take the time to learn more about what your everyday looks like. Whether it's dating, that math test, or how to stay in good control while on summer vacation, we want to hear about it. The better we understand who you are, your life, and your aspirations, the better position we can be in to help you along the way. So, come tell us what a day in your life is like.

 

Grown-Ups With Type 1
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado B
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Those with type 1 age 18 and older
Audience size: 30

While you are no longer "Children with Diabetes," we still want to hear from you! Novo Nordisk wants to know how you manage your type 1 diabetes during transitions to college and adulthood. What are your biggest concerns? How do you manage hypos differently than you did before? What improvements in treatment are still needed?

 

Targeting a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes: How Long Will We Have to Wait?
Company: diaTribe
Location: Coronado C
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Symposium - Open to Everyone
Speakers: Kelly Close (type 1), Ben Kozak, Lisa Rotenstein, Shereef Elnahal (type 1), and Adam Brown (type 1)

In this session, we'll talk about the current research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. These efforts include immune therapies, islet transplantation, beta cell regeneration, vaccines, and the artificial pancreas. We'll discuss the prospects of all of these efforts and how far away they appear to be from reality. The session is aimed at parents and grandparents with children with diabetes of any age, adults with type 1, as well as teenagers; inquisitive children may also find our talk of interest, though some parts will be on the more technical side. We write and edit an online newsletter, diaTribe, for people with diabetes, and over the past 18 months, our team has worked on a comprehensive report on the search for the cure: where we are today, and where we are headed. Those who would like a copy of the report (at no cost) can find it at diaTribe.us, after May 31.

 

Bolus Advice for People Using MDI
Company: Roche
Location: Coronado D
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Teenagers 13 years or older using MDI - Parent/Caregiver preferred but not required. Parent/Caregiver consent required if not in attendance. Parent/Caregiver of kids 12 years or younger using MDI. Families Welcome.
Audience size: 30

We would like your feedback on a product in development which is being designed to provide bolus advice for people using MDI.

 

Teens With Type 1 Diabetes
Company: Eli Lilly & Company
Location: Coronado E
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Caregivers of teens with type 1 diabetes
Audience size: 50

The teenage years offer plenty of challenges for any parent. Having a teenager with type 1 diabetes adds some unique additions to that list of challenges. Learning to manage type 1 diabetes after diagnosis is one thing, but working with your teenager to get him/her back into their daily routine (school, soccer practice, parties, etc) takes it to another level. Come join an open discussion moderated by a Certified Diabetes Educator and share with others how your family is living the teen years with type 1 diabetes. Your participation and input will be used to help better support caregivers and families of teens with type 1 diabetes in the future.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Durango 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

Adults with Type 1 - And Partners
Host: Korey Hood
Location: Durango 2
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Open to: Adults with type 1 and their partners
Audience size: 50

Supporting Each Other Discussion

 

Grandparents Boot Camp
Location: Monterrey
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Open to: Grandparents and other non-parent caregivers

Drop in after lunch



3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Focus Groups and Receptions

 

Making My Meter and Pump Work for Me
Company: LifeScan
Location: Coronado A
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Pumpers and their parents
Audience size: 10 children

Are you currently using an insulin pump? Do you feel like you have to be your own doctor? We want to talk to you about your experience with all the diabetes management equipment you use. How do all these pieces (pump, meter, CGM) work together? Do they work well for you or do they get in the way? At LifeScan one of our objectives is to help provide the most seamless and unobtrusive user experience to help provide a world without limits.

 

Get Connected!
Company: Medtronic
Location: Coronado Q
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Children with diabetes and their caregivers
Audience Size: Limited to the first 20 attendees

In this focus group we will discuss how to use technology and information to help manage your child's diabetes. How valuable would it be to have remote access to your child's pump and CGM information? What impact would it have on your and your child's life? See a concept of how a remote monitoring system could work and help us understand what's important to you when monitoring your child's diabetes as we explore ways to meet those needs.

 

Diabetes Art
Host: Lee Ann Thill
Location: Durango 1
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Explore how diabetes affects individual and family identity through creative expression in this fun, interactive, hands-on session. Attendees are encouraged to bring diabetes trash (test strips, tubing, packaging, etc.) to make their art more personal. All ages, and NO artistic experience required!

 

First Timers Reception
Company: Sanofi Aventis
Location: Fiesta 5 and 6 (changed from Coronado J)
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Families new to Friends for Life

My, there are a lot of people at this conference! This is a little scary! How will we ever meet anyone? Come to the First-Timers Reception, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis, to meet Jeff Hitchcock and Laura Billetdeaux and hundreds of other family members who are new to CWD conferences. Learn about 'the flow' of the conference, how meal and snack times work, what to do about getting your children to childcare and sessions, and what to do on Saturday. This is very casual and social. Snacks and beverages will be served. If you are new to CWD conferences, please don't miss this!

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Reception

 

Teen Ice Breaker
Company: Children with Diabetes
Location: Durango
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
All teens ages 13-17 must attend this event



Photo Grand Opening Ceremony
6:00 to 9:00 pm in Exhibit Hall - Veracruz B and C
Sponsored by Roche Diagnostics
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  Faculty - Youth Faculty - CWD Staff - Grandparents Faculty - Sports Central Staff  
  Teen Driving Clinic - Diabetes Scholars Foundation Golf Fundraiser  
  Schedule: Parents & Adults - Youth - Focus Groups  
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