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Wednesday, July 8, 2009
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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 8, 2009.

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. Please use our Online Focus Group Signup Form to sign up. Each person in a family must register separately -- you cannot sign up a whole family on one form.

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

 

CGM – Future Designs and Products
Company: DexCom
Location: Coronado A
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Parents and Adults with Type 1

This session will explore the needs for future continuous glucose monitoring designs and products.
This focus group is full

 

In Whose Two Shoes?
Company: Sanofi-Aventis
Location: Coronado B
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Everyone (kids must bring their parents)

This focus group explores the new Sanofi-aventis program where families with type 1 diabetes share their experiences with other families with type 1 diabetes to exchange ideas and support each other

 

When Diabetes Hits Home: The New "Normal"
Company: Diabetes Research Institute Foundation
Location: Coronado C
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Parents and Grandparents

We can all remember the day our son or daughter was diagnosed with diabetes. Lots of emotions, right? Whether it was five months ago or five years ago, we felt frustrated by not being able to "fix it." And we still do. Where do you turn for help? From whom? What are your needs as a parent? Have they changed over time since your child's diagnosis? Please join the DRIF to share your thoughts on how you deal with the new "normal" of living life with diabetes.

 

Diabetes and Social Networking
Company: Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute
Location: Coronado D
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Pre-teens, teens, and parents

Most Friends for Life participants are here because they already belong to an on-line diabetes community, childrenwithdiabetes.com This focus group for pre-teens, teens and parents will explore how they engage with other social networking sites and if their on-line experiences contribute to better diabetes control and/or quality of life.

 

Hypoglycemic Episodes
Company: Dex4
Location: Coronado E
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Open to: Parents

Parents, please come tell Dex4 your experiences with hypoglycemic episodes. We want to hear how you manage your child's lows. We'd like to discuss preparedness, treatments to correct lows, and your fears about hypoglycemic episodes.

 

Charlie Kimball Reception
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Fiesta 5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Open to: Everyone

Come Hear How the Indy Lights Racecar Driver Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down and Introduces a New Tool to Help You Stay on Track



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

 

Families with Two
Company: Children with Diabetes
Location: Coronado A
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Families who have two or more kids with diabetes

Join Tom Karlya (aka 'Diabetes Dad') and CWD mom Susan Tamminga for a group discussion about what it is like having a family with more than one child with type 1 diabetes. Note – this is a discussion intended for sharing challenges, solutions, and new ideas (it isn't a presentation).

 

In Whose Two Shoes?
Company: Sanofi-Aventis
Location: Coronado B
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone (kids must bring their parents)

This focus group explores the new Sanofi-aventis program where families with type 1 diabetes share their experiences with other families with type 1 diabetes to exchange ideas and support each other
This focus group is full

 

Incredible Insulin Ideas
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado C
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Families and adults new to diabetes

We need your help! We want to design a better basal insulin for kids and grown-ups new to insulin. Come and share your ideas!

 

Feeling Stuck?
Company: Animas
Location: Coronado D
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Pumpers

Let's talk about infusion sets! We know there are many choices for infusion sets to go with your insulin pump, and we want to understand what is most important to you. What are your challenges? What currently works really well for you.
This focus group is full

 

MySentryTM
Company: Medtronic Diabetes
Location: Coronado E
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

MySentryTM is a glucose monitoring system that enables parents and loved ones that have family members that utilize insulin pump technology and sensor technology to have glucose levels transmitted to display units anywhere in the house. As your child or significant other sleeps, the display until will alert when glucose levels exceed low or high thresholds, giving you peace of mind from the comforts of your bedside table or other rooms in the house.
This focus group is full

 

Diabetes, iPods, and Facebook
Company: WaveSense
Location: Yucatan
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

This focus group is an opportunity for you to tell us how you would use social networks and cell phones to manage your diabetes. Would you like to have a meter built into a BlackBerry? Control your pump with an iPhone? Share results with your doctor online? Come discuss how new technology could change diabetes. Please make sure to bring your smartphone if you have one!



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

 

Seeing is Believing!
Company: ACCU-CHEK
Location: Coronado A
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Kids 12 and older with their parents

Try a simple tool that helps you track your blood sugar before and after specific events to see how the things you do affect your blood sugar.
This focus group is full

 

Meet the Solo Insulin Pump!
Company: MEDINGO US, Inc.
Location: Coronado B
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Kids with type 1 diabetes, ages 8-17, along with their parents.

Medingo develops cutting-edge technologies for the welfare of people living with diabetes. Currently under development is the miniature, tube-free, Solo Insulin Patch Pump System. We would like to discuss the system's feature with you to get your feedback and insights.
This focus group is full

 

Let's Talk Devices!
Company: Novo Nordisk
Location: Coronado C
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

We want to understand your preferences and what drives your decisions. Besides costs which we all know are important, what else should we know that will help us better meet your needs?
This focus group is full

 

Celiac Discussion Group
Company: Children with Diabetes
Location: Coronado D
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Families with celiac

For families with celiac, traveling – and meals away from home - can be a special challenge. Meet with CWD's Dietitian, Mike Schurig, to discuss the meals at the Friends for Life conference and also to share ideas about traveling gluten-free.

 

Diabetes Diplomats: Be the Hero
Company: Diabetes Research Institute
Location: Coronado E
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Teens and young adults age 13 to 21

U ON? ;D "What's up?" A connection? A friend? DRI's brand new online site that will incorporate the discussions from this session to launch brand new fundraising ideas. This exciting online outreach will help raise money to find a cure for diabetes that kids and parents will <3 .

 

CGM - What's Going On?
Company: Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Location: Yucatan
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Open to: Families who use continuous glucose sensors

Come and let the FDA and CWD friends know how your CGM is working. Has it changed your life? What do you like (and not like) about using CGM? Are you doing less, the same, or more fingersticks? How is CGM working for you at night? Are they for everyone? How do you know if you should get one?
This focus group is full



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

 

Diabetes and Your Lifestyle
Company: LifeScan
Location: Coronado A
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Join us for a roundtable to help OneTouch understand your needs in fitting diabetes into your lifestyle. We will explore your needs and ways that you feel manufacturers can help.

 

Meet the Solo Insulin Pump!
Company: MEDINGO US, Inc.
Location: Coronado B
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Teens with type 1 diabetes, ages 13-17, along with their parents.

Medingo develops cutting-edge technologies for the welfare of people living with diabetes. Currently under development is the miniature, tube-free, Solo Insulin Patch Pump System. We would like to discuss the system's feature with you to get your feedback and insights.
This focus group is full

 

Design the Ideal Diabetes Center!
Company: University of South Florida
Location: Coronado C
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

Be a part of the creative process of diabetes center design! The University of South Florida wants your input, stories and dreams of the ideal in diabetes care. USF is at the early stages of building a new health environment and we want you to be a part of shaping the focus. This meeting will largely be a brainstorming effort where USF listens to what you want and need. Bring your entire family, because we believe the whole family is touched by diabetes and we want to build an environment that meets everyone's needs. Activities will be provided for small children!

 

Let's Talk About the Artificial Pancreas
Company: Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Location: Yucatan
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Everyone

How much are you willing to do as 'part of an artificial pancreas?' Initially, an artificial pancreas (aka closed loop system) will not be totally automated. You'll be required to perform certain functions and follow some very important "do's and don'ts." You'll be part of the system. How willing are you to do all the things you'll need to do? Will everyone be able to play the part?

 

First Timers Reception
Company: Sanofi Aventis
Location: Fiesta 5 & 6
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: Families new to Friends for Life

 

Teen Reception
Company: Children with Diabetes
Location: Fiesta 1-2-3
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open to: All teens, including first timers



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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