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Friday, July 8, 2011
Program for Parents and Adults

Who | Program Overview | Details
Parents & Adults | All Days Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun |  Wed Thu Fri
Youth | All Days Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun |      

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast Buffet in Coronado H - L


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Sessions

 

Making Sense of Sensor Data
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Coronado H

If your child is on a CGMS (continuous glucose monitoring system) or you are thinking about starting one for your child, come listen to Gary describe the pros and cons of CGMS and how to make sense of the extensive data that comes with such a system. Gary will elaborate on how to focus effectively on CGMS trends rather than comparing CGMS data with blood glucose results.

 

Celiac: Overview and Update
Presenter: Alessio Fasano
Location: Coronado J

Celiac disease is becoming more of a prevalent co-occurring condition in people with type 1 diabetes. Learn about the latest research and practice guidelines from one of the world's experts on this topic.

 

Our Leap of Faith: Believing in the Cure
Presenters: Joe Solowiejczyk, Paul Madden, Korey Hood
Location: Coronado K

Living with type 1 diabetes is challenging, and often tests our ability to cope. As a community, we long for, and look forward to, the day that science finds a cure. Joe, Paul and Korey will share their thoughts on overcoming the daily struggles of living well with type 1 diabetes without losing faith in those who are working tirelessly to bring us a cure.

 

Advocacy Part 1: How to Talk to your Congressperson
Presenters: Kimberly Davis and Tom Karlya
Location: Coronado L

Can you really make a difference? Part One will walk you through all of the intimidation of those who are in elected office and break down how to approach them to discuss what is important to you. Role playing will be included so you can experience firsthand that Washington, D.C., at the end of the day, is made up of people just like you.

 

iDSM: Inspired Diabetes Self Management
Presenter: Riva Greenberg
Location: Coronado AB

Managing diabetes well requires three essential elements: 1) Understanding how diabetes works, 2) Knowing how to work it and 3) Having a reason why it's meaningful for you to do so. In this guided interactive workshop Riva will lead participants through exercises to help them identify their compelling reason(s) for managing their diabetes and explore healthy habits and mechanisms for better self-care.

 

The Challenge of Employment Discrimination
Presenter: John Griffin
Location: Coronado CD

All people with diabetes have rights and should not let discrimination limit their employment goals and aspirations. Come learn from John Griffin how to identify and meet the challenges associated with employment discrimination and diabetes.

 

Being an Advocate for Your Child with Type 1 at School: Part 1
Presenter: Crystal Jackson
Location: Coronado EF

Children with diabetes spend a great deal of time in school and daycare. The federal regulations mandate that these facilities provide a safe environment. This session will discuss these issues and will briefly cover how to implement a care plan for a child with diabetes. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion, so please bring your thoughts and be ready to share. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

 

Getting Involved in Diabetes Research
Presenters: Desmond Schatz, Barbara Singer, and Lori Weintraub
Location: Durango 1

Many families – new to type 1 diabetes or perhaps living with it for years – would like to get involved with diabetes research but simply don't know how to take the first steps. Learn how to be an 'informed consumer' in finding out about the range of studies that are available and how you can become part of the research process.

 

Diabetes and Pregnancy
Presenter: Kerri Sparling
Location: Durango 2

Many young women with type 1 are somewhat apprehensive about getting pregnant and having children. This is a discussion group to get those questions and fears out on the table and have a closer look at them. Kerri Sparling, whose daughter recently celebrated her 1st birthday, will facilitate the discussion.

 

Stress Management
Presenter: Bob Bulgarelli
Location: Coronado MN

Diabetes most definitely introduces additional stress into the lives of families living with type 1. Dr. Bulgarelli, co-founder of Mind Body Inc., offers strategies for learning to let go of stress and meet the challenges in a proactive and mindful way that diabetes and life in general bring to us each day.

 

Disordered Eating
Presenter: Barbara Anderson
Location: Coronado PQ

In this workshop, we will explore the complex condition of "disordered eating" in persons with type 1 diabetes with a focus on prevention and treatment.

 

Advances in Eye Care
Presenters: Ben Szirth, Khadija Shahid, and Barbara Areneo
Location: Coronado RST

This session will present the advances in eye care with respect to screening. The presenters will also discuss JDRF-funded treatment of early complications.

 

Ask the Diabetes Team
Presenters: Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Everyone has questions about diabetes. Bring yours to this session and ask our Grandparents' Faculty: doctor, nurse, dietitian and psychologist. Everything is fair game ... except cellular biology! Maintaining normal parenting, avoiding food fights, the frustration of variable blood sugars. If you can think of it, let's talk!

10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Beverage Break in Veracruz Foyer outside Exhibit Hall


10:45 - 12:00 noon - Sessions

 

Managing Hypoglycemia
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Coronado H

Low blood sugars are a scary but unavoidable part of living with type 1 diabetes. Fortunately, there are safe and effective ways to treat and reduce the incidence of hypoglycemia. Gary will present practical information on managing hypoglycemia.

 

Can We Prevent Type 1 Diabetes?
Presenter: Jay Skyler
Location: Coronado J

 

Family Teamwork in Diabetes Management
Presenter: Barbara Anderson
Location: Coronado K

Research, clinical studies and patient experiences have taught us that how families communicate has a tremendous impact on medical control and emotional well-being for the child with diabetes, his/her siblings and the entire family. This presentation will focus on providing parents with the tools they need to make managing and living with diabetes a family affair where everyone's medical and emotional needs are met.

 

Advocacy Part II: Taking the Next Steps
Presenters: Kimberly Davis and Tom Karlya
Location: Coronado L

Part II of this session will tackle the advocacy problem right in your own back yard. Is your impact at home bigger than taking it to Washington; what about the State level; Do you call or do you set up an appointment to visit? This session will show you that either alone or being part of a group can each have an impact on the decision makers. Get your story across.

 

Burnout Happens
Presenter: Joe Solowiejczyk
Location: Coronado AB

Diabetes is a 24 hour a day job and burnout is a normal part of diabetes. Come listen, learn, and laugh with others as you'll discover how to overcome burnout and live successfully with diabetes.

 

Heart Health Update
Presenter: Bob Bulgarelli
Location: Coronado CD

Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can affect the functioning of a person's heart. Learn how to take great care of your heart and your diabetes, so that you minimize the risk of having complications. Also learn about the techniques used to assess your 'heart health' and how your doctor might address potential concerns.

 

Being An Advocate for your child with Type 1 at School: Discussion
Facilitator: Crystal Jackson
Location: Coronado EF

Children with diabetes spend a great deal of time in school and daycare. The federal regulations mandate that these facilities provide a safe environment. This session will discuss these issues and will briefly cover how to implement a care plan for a child with diabetes. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion, so please bring your thoughts and be ready to share. Session sponsored by the American Diabetes Association.

 

Employment Discrimination
Facilitator: John Griffin
Location: Coronado EF

All people with diabetes have rights and should not let discrimination limit their employment goals and aspirations. Come learn from John Griffin how to address the challenges associated with employment discrimination and diabetes.

 

Meet the Sports Central Athletes
Presenters: Rick Philbin and the Sports Central Athletes
Location: Durango 2

Athletes from all over the United States have come to the Friends for Life conference to meet our kids and share their stories. This is an opportunity for parents to meet these same athletes, ask questions about how they manage their diabetes and do some of the incredible things that they've accomplished!

 

The Kids are Grown—How to Let Go
Presenter: Jill Weissberg-Benchell
Location: Coronado MN

The kids are in their later teen years and early twenties. Moving off to college or to apartments. Living with roommates, partners, spouses – perhaps far away from home. You have always had a hand in your child's type 1 management. And now, it's time to let go and give your young adult some space. Easier said than done. Join Dr. Jill for a look at these challenging times and how to make sense of them.

 

Dealing with Depression and Anxiety
Presenter: Korey Hood
Location: Coronado PQ

Taking care of the psychological side of diabetes and its management is critical to good glycemic control. This session teaches parents how to recognize symptoms of depression, anxiety, and diabetes burnout in their children and themselves. It will give parents new strategies to prevent or treat these symptoms and keep up with diabetes management.

 

P is for Perfection and Knowing It's Not the Goal
Presenter: Riva Greenberg
Location: Coronado RST

This presentation, sponsored by Roche, looks at two key areas to help patients achieve better diabetes health and blood sugar management. These areas include knowing how your daily activities affect your blood sugar using the ACCU-CHEK® 360 View tool and having the emotional strength and stamina to stay motivated, the ABCs of Loving Yourself with Diabetes.

 

Dealing with Diabetes Emergencies
Presenters: Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Scary low blood sugars. Scary high blood sugars. They don't happen often but they sure do get your attention when they do! Learn what you need to know about diabetes emergencies: what they are, how you can tell and what to do when they occur.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch Buffet in Coronado H-L


1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Exhibit Hall Open 1:00-2:00 (note exhibit hall closes at 3:30 for good)


2:00 - 3:15 p.m. - Sessions

 

Sports and Pumping: Finding the Right Mix
Presenter: Rick Philbin
Location: Coronado H

Learn tips to maximize performance and maintain normal blood sugar during practice and competition while using an insulin pump. Learn about and how to effectively use the advance pump features to prevent hypoglycemia.

 

New Onset Therapy: Why It Matters
Presenter: Desmond Schatz
Location: Coronado J

Dr. Schatz will explore the research and clinical trials focusing on preventing type 1 diabetes in those at-risk and on intervening immediately after diagnosis to preserve beta cell function.

 

Diabetes and Your Marriage
Presenter: Barbara Anderson
Location: Coronado K

When stress enters our lives, many of us tend to take out our frustrations on our spouses. A chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes can significantly stress a family and a marriage relationship. Join Dr. Anderson for a discussion about how to keep your marriage healthy.

 

Is It Safe to go to Sleep?
Presenter: Bruce Buckingham
Location: Coronado L

As any parent of a child with type 1 – or any person with type 1 - will tell you, nighttime is the scary time. It's when the lows surprise us from out of nowhere and leave us shaken and afraid to go back to sleep. Dr. Buckingham is a pediatric endocrinologist and one of the leading researchers in the study of continuous glucose monitoring. Join him for a discussion about what happens to blood glucose levels at night ... and learn "Is it safe to go to sleep?"

 

Managing Transitions as Adults
Presenter: Jill Weissberg-Benchell
Location: Coronado AB

Life transitions as adults - managing relationships, jobs, family, living situations - can be stressful enough without diabetes. Learn how to effectively manage these life transitions with diabetes. This is a session for adults (including college students) with type 1 diabetes.

 

Being a Parent with Type 1 Diabetes
Presenters: Korey Hood and Stefan Rubin
Location: Coronado CD

Being a parent takes a certain set of skills. Being a parent with type 1 takes that same set of skills… and then some. Both Korey and Stefan are parents who have type 1. They have learned over the years how to explain their type 1 challenges to their younger – then older – children. Are you a parent with type 1 ... or thinking about becoming a parent with type 1? Bring your questions and stories.

 

Advanced Pumping Strategies That Work
Presenter: John Walsh
Location: Coronado EF

Are you confused about all of the advanced pump features and how they can help with diabetes management? John will review what the various options are and how they can effectively be integrated to get the best blood sugar control. This session is for people who have been pumping at least several months and are comfortable with the basic concepts of pumping insulin.

 

Pets Get Diabetes, Too!
Presenter: Charles Wiedmeyer
Location: Durango 1

Veterinarian Charles Wiedmeyer shares his experiences caring for pets and large farm animals with type 1 diabetes. Yes, he has been known to put them on pumps and sensors! His presentation is informative, funny, and inspiring.

 

Celiac Discussion Group
Facilitator: Alessio Fasano
Location: Durango 2

Dr. Fasano is one of the world's leading experts in the area of celiac and celiac management. Come share your challenges with the group and hear about solutions for managing celiac disease. You may go home with a tip or two that will make a big difference in your life!

 

Discussion Group for Significant Others
Facilitator: TBD
Location: Coronado MN

This discussion group is an opportunity for significant others of adults with type 1 to get together and share whatever is on their mind. It's a first-time offering at Friends for Life. Please come and share your thoughts.

 

Dads' Discussion Group
Facilitators: Tom Karlya and Oliver Double
Location: Coronado PQ

Back again by popular demand ... the Dad's Hour! Whether you're new at diabetes or have been at this a long time, there is always good information to be shared in a forum like this. Join your facilitators for some great interaction. Dads only, please.

 

Moms' Discussion Group
Facilitators: Lauren Lanning, Michelle Rago, and Jacqui Double
Location: Coronado RST

CWD moms have a lot on their minds and a lot to share by the end of the conference. Each year at Friends for Life, we hold the Moms Group… which breaks down into a number of topic-related or age-related discussions that are smaller in nature and easier to manage with so many participants. Please join us!

 

Reclaiming Sleepovers and Get-Aways
Presenters: Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Sleepovers and get-aways with friends, grandparents or other relatives are often lost in the early days after diagnosis. But it's important to all concerned to re-establish those enjoyable old routines. Join this session to talk about strategies that can help you 1) build the skills and confidence needed to get back in the game, 2) recognize and overcome the very common fears of both parents and caregivers that are behind the problem, and 3) make a plan to reclaim those special times.

3:15 - 4:00 p.m. - Snack Break in Veracruz Foyer outside Exhibit Hall


4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Session

 

Closing Keynote: Finish Line Vision: Racing for Your Finish Line - Sponsored by Novo Nordisk
Presenter: Jay Hewitt
Location: Coronado H-L

At the close of this year's FFL conference you've heard advice from diabetes experts, seen the latest tools and technology, made new friends, and hopefully set a goal to improve your diabetes control and health. Now what? What is your Finish Line? How do you get there? In a fast-paced an emotional journey, Ironman Triathlete and Type 1 diabetic Jay Hewitt will motivate and inspire you with keys to overcome obstacles along the way, stay disciplined, and reach your Finish Line. Keep going! You will get there!

Session Codes:   Science   Research   Diabetes 101   Psychosocial   Exercise   Grandparents   Legal & Advocacy


Photo Dessert with the Faculty
9 - 11 pm in Veracruz Pre-Function Area
(Outside Exhibit Hall)

Sponsored by Unomedical
Enjoy dessert and coffee with all the Friends for Life faculty
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Photo Tween Social
8 - 11 pm in Fiesta 6
(No Dinner)
Sponsored by Medtronic
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Photo Teen Dinner Dance
8 pm - Midnight in Fiesta 5
Teens Ages 13-18 who have participated in the Teen Program
Dress Nicely -- No Jeans
No Parents Allowed (just chaperones!)
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Photo Adults with Type 1 Reception
7 pm - 11 pm in Monterrey 1-3
Sponsored by Tandem Diabetes
Ages 18+
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Who | Program Overview | Details
Parents & Adults | All Days Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun |  Wed Thu Fri
Youth | All Days Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun |      

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