Back to 2006 Conference Thursday Program for Parents and Adults

Thursday, July 20, 2006
Program for Parents and Adults

Who | Schedule Overview | Descriptions
Parents & Adults | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Teens | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Tweeners | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Elementary Kids | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri

Children with Diabetes Fun Run
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk
Meet at the Entrance to the Convention Center

Run begins at 7:15 a.m.
See you there!

9:00 - 10:15 a.m

Opening Keynote Session – CWD: Then, Now, and Always ... Friends for Life
Presenter: Richard Rubin
Location: Crystal Ballroom

Psychologist and CWD dad Richard Rubin, well-known for his book Sweet Kids, was one of CWD's very first speakers at the summer conference in 2001. He has been with us – at every Friends for Life conference – and nearly all of the regional conferences – through thick and thin, despite an incredibly busy worldwide travel schedule and his responsibilities as President of the American Diabetes Association. Join him for a look back five years into CWD history and a look forward into our shared future as friends for life.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Snack Break by Oceans Ballroom, sponsored by Medtronic MiniMed

10:45 - 11:45

Prevention and Treatment of Hypoglycemia
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Crystal Ballroom A/B

Hypoglyemia (low blood sugar): It's the most powerful limiting factor in achieving intensive blood glucose control. How low is too low? How often is too often? How can you minimize your risk, especially severe hypoglycemia? And what is the best way to treat lows when they occur?

Pumping Basics
Presenter: John Walsh
Location: Crystal Ballroom C

Are you thinking about changing from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump? Find out the basics about pumping in this informative session. Insulin pump terminology and the "how-to's" of pumping will be discussed. You might want to consider a saline pump start offered by the different pump companies at the conference. This opportunity is offered by several of the pump companies in the exhibit hall. Please refer to them for guidelines.

School Advocacy 101
Presenter: Crystal Jackson
Location: Crystal Ballroom D

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.

Carb Counting in the Real World
Presenter: Mike Schurig
Location: Crystal Ballroom E

"It's easy to carb count at home because I have measuring cups and tools ... but what about in the real world? How can I do that?" Come learn how to become an expert carb counter when visiting fast food or sit down restaurants. There are some quick and easy measurement and portion estimation tools to make carb counting easier in the real world. Come share other ideas or suggestions that you have learned with your families.

College Challenges: A Young Adults Discussion Group
Facilitators: Marissa Hitchcock, Martyn Carr, Betty Brackenridge
Location: Eisenia

Young adults, both in college and at work, face some very different challenges from kids, teens, and older adults. This discussion group is an open forum for young adults to bring their concerns and questions, and get input from others who are facing the same challenges or have walked that road before. Any question is fair game, so bring a cup of coffee and be ready for some great discussion!

Heart Health Update
Presenter: Bob Bulgarelli
Location: Grouper

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.

12:30 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet in the Crystal Ballroom and Atrium, sponsored by Lilly

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

NIH Research Update
Presenter: David Harlan
Location: Crystal Ballroom A/B

Considerable research over the past 30 years has clearly indicated that type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is the end result of an immune system gone awry. That is, for reasons that remain obscure, the immune system attacks and gradually kills the only cells in the body capable of making the insulin required to control blood sugar- the so called pancreatic beta cells found in cell clusters called the islets of Langerhans. Fortunately, while admittedly difficult, expensive, and emotionally trying, modern insulin based treatments have remarkably improved the prognosis for individuals with the disease. Further, we continue to learn surprising new things about T1DM, like the fact that many and perhaps most individuals with T1DM continue to make small amounts of insulin for years. Our research team is testing experimental approaches to see if we can promote that insulin producing capacity. These research efforts will be described.

Strike the Spike
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Crystal Ballroom C

One of the toughest things for people with diabetes to manage is those after-meal blood glucose spikes that simply refuse to come down. Learn some management techniques that work!

It's Not Just A Numbers Game
Presenter: Joe Solowiejcyzk
Location: Crystal Ballroom D

Diabetes is so much more than just measuring blood glucose values and counting carbs. It involves family dynamics, school, caregivers, growth, feelings, and most of all – an entire family. Join family counselor Joe S for a new look at type 1 diabetes. It is more than just a numbers game.

Celiac Management
Presenters: Ragnar Hanas, Mike Schurig
Location: Crystal Ballroom E

This session will explore the mechanics of celiac disease – what it is, how it is diagnosed, and how it is managed. CWD Dietitian Mike Schurig will lead discussion about resources for gluten free foods, and this will be an opportunity for CWD families living with celiac to share their ideas and resources with each other. Come ready for some great discussion! (And if you have resources you'd like to share, please bring that information to give to everyone)

In Her Shoes
Facilitator: Scott Scolnick
Location: Eisenia

Sometimes, it is just so hard to see a situation from someone else's perspective. Psychologist Scott Scolnick is an expert as helping people do just that. Join him for some fun role-playing ... and see what those size 9's really feel like!

Grandparents Discussion Group
Facilitator: Betty Brackenridge
Location: Grouper

Back by popular demand - it's the grandparents! For the last two years, our growing group of involved grandparents has requested time and space during the conference to begin discussing some of their own challenges. Please join them for some wonderful conversation and new insight into the grandkids!

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Snack Break by the Oceans Ballroom, sponsored by Medtronic MiniMed

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Teens and Driving
Presenter: Bill Clarke
Location: Crystal Ballroom A/B

A new driver in the family always increases the family stress level. But when that new driver is young and has diabetes the stress can be unbearable. Come learn the truth about "Driving and Diabetes." Do persons with diabetes have more crashes? Do they take more risks? How can parents be assured that their teen is making good driving decisions? How can teens re-assure their parents that they are responsible drivers? Teens and parents will be together for this session.

Glucose: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Presenter: Kim Kelly
Location: Crystal Ballroom C

Glucose is an important nutrient that we all use every day to generate energy. Learn the good things glucose does for us and why it is such a key molecule. When glucose builds up in the body it can result in changes in cells and processes that lead to the complications we see with diabetes. Learn how glucose excess can result in these changes and why tight glucose control is important in reducing those complications.

Moms' Discussion Group
Facilitators: Lauren Lanning, Michelle Rago
Location: Crystal Ballroom D

CWD moms have a lot to say. An hour is probably just enough time to barely scratch the surface of some really great topics.

Maximizing MDI
Presenter: Irl Hirsch
Location: Crystal Ballroom E

This session will explore basic and advanced techniques and strategies for managing diabetes optimally through Multiple Daily Injections. Bring your questions and challenges. Whether you are an elite athlete using MDI or a newly-diagnosed family struggling with the first concepts, Dr. Hirsch will have something to offer you!

Adults with Type 1 Diabetes Discussion Group
Facilitator: Fran Kaufman
Location: Eisenia

Children with Diabetes conferences are about families. Families include people 'older than children.' As our numbers of participants have grown over the last 5 years, we have discovered many, many parents (and grandparents) among us who also have type 1 diabetes. We would like to begin addressing your needs more directly. To this end, Dr. Kaufman, one of the world's best endocrinologists, will meet with our Adults with Type 1 to discuss your particular challenges – anything that is on your mind. Come with your questions and be prepared for some great conversation!

Join us for the Family and Friends Banquet
From 6 to 9 pm in the Crystal Ballroom and Atrium
Tickets are Required

Followed by
Karaoke Dancing in the Ballroom
From 9 to 11 pm
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk and LifeScan
All ages welcome

For Teens: Basketball Night
From 9 to 11 pm in Sports Central

Who | Schedule Overview | Descriptions
Parents & Adults | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Teens | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Tweeners | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Elementary Kids | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri

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