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Thursday, July 18, 2002 Program

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Opening Session
Friends for Life: Pasadena 2002

Presenter: Francine Kaufman
We are brought together in Pasadena because we face a common enemy - diabetes. This opening presentation will touch on Dr. Kaufman's experiences from camp and international diabetes medical missions. These experiences reveal that how we deal with our enemy indeed ties us together - here and throughout the world...and truly makes us Friends For Life. LifeScan is pleased to sponsor this session.
Opening Session for Teens: The Can Do's vs The Can't Do's of Diabetes
Presenter: Marc Blatstein
Every teen and every teen with diabetes is full of self-doubts and angst, and thinks they can't overcome or do many things that they wish to do in life. These are self-destructive thought processes and they are simply wrong! Marc Blatstein has come the long road. He was a teen with diabetes - is now a motivational speaker among other things - and he will share with you how he learned to be a Can Do person! He will energize and motivate you, and leave you with a feeling of self-empowerment!
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. -- Snack Break in the Exhibition Building

10:45 - 12:00 noon

Research Update: The Progress Toward a Cure
Presenters: Norma Sue Kenyon
Diabetes Research Institute Scientists have been making tremendous advances toward a cure, and the promise of islet cell transplantation has never been greater. Learn about the pioneering work that has been done, and the new and exciting research underway at the Diabetes Research Institute ( focused on overcoming the few challenges that remain to making islet transplantation available to those now living with diabetes.
Overcoming Diabetes Overwhelmus for Newly Diagnosed Families
Presenter: Richard Rubin
The emotional side of diabetes is often overlooked, but it's so important because many people, particularly those families newly-diagnosed, suffer from "diabetes overwhelmus." They are simply overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of diabetes. Feeling overwhelmed makes it almost impossible to take good care of your diabetes. This session presents ways to prevent or overcome diabetes overwhelmus and is applicable whether you are a person with diabetes, a family member experiencing "secondary" diabetes overwhelmus, or a health care professional trying to make sense of it all.
Alternate Insulin Therapy
Presenter: William Quick
Will my child always have to have shots? That is a question every parent of every child with type 1 diabetes asks at one time or another. There's a lot of research and development in the arena of alternate ways to deliver insulin. This session will discuss future products that may eliminate the need for most insulin injections.
Carb Counting Workshop for Kids Only
Presenters: Stephanie Schwartz, Barbara Schreiner, Hope Warshaw
Learn the most basic of skills in diabetes management - carbohydrate counting! This is a fun session, suggested for school-aged children only (ages 8+), that will teach how to count and track carbs from meal to meal and snack to snack. The session will be hands-on and interactive… and will be located in the dining area behind the Exhibits! This session is sponsored by Roche Diagnostics.
Teen Chat with ... Surprise!
Come share your thoughts on diabetes with a surprise celebrity! For teens only!
Pump Workshop for Beginners
Presenter: John Walsh
This is a workshop for people who are just beginning to pump and who would benefit from creative problem-solving by one of the industry's foremost leaders in insulin pump therapy. The session is limited to 50 people and will be by pre-registration only, first come, first-served (please refer to the registration form). It is offered on Friday as well for a different group of 50. Please participate in this only if you already have and are wearing an insulin pump! Deltec is pleased to sponsor this session.
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Type 2 Diabetes in Children
Presenter: Francine Kaufman
The incidence of type 2 diabetes in children is on the rise and is of great concern to health care professionals. This overview session presents insight to the significant new challenges facing families, health care teams, and the children themselves.
Nuts-n-Bolts Ice Breaker
Presenters: Tom Karlya, Barbara Singer
Get ready for some family fun while meeting new friends! The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is pleased to host the first CWD "Nuts & Bolts" Mixer. When you and your family arrive, you'll get a nut....or, you'll get a bolt. Someone else in the room will have the match. The fun is in finding the one that fits! Meet people from across town, across the nation or across the world in a fun-filled session of laughter, learning and quality family time. Adults are welcome in this session as well!
Managing Type 1 Diabetes in School
Presenters: Stephanie Schwartz, Crystal Jackson
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 how to implement a care plan for a child with diabetes. There will be lots of times for questions and discussion, so please bring your thoughts and be ready to share! (this session will be repeated Friday at 3:15)
Mom's Discussion Group
Facilitators: Rita Martin-Crowley, Sonia Cooper, Kathy Jensen
Last year's Mom's Discussion Group lasted 90 minutes and, at the end, the moms weren't nearly finished yet. So, this year's discussion group is extended to 4:30 (with a half hour break at 2:45 to grab a snack and check on the kids). A few weeks before the conference, Rita and Sonia will send an email to all families registered to solicit topics and questions for discussion. Bring your sense of humor and get ready for some great conversation!
Multiple Daily Injections: Beginning Strategies
Presenter: Stuart Brink
When a person is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, insulin is generally given in the form of multiple daily injections. There are many different multiple injection regimens… what one person does in terms of timing, dosing, and type of insulin might be very different from what the next person does. These variations can be confusing and worrisome when a person is new to all of this! This session will explore the possibilities and rationale for using them.
Teens and Pumping Issues
Presenter: Barb Schreiner
Barb Schreiner wrote the book on Teens and Pumping... literally! Join her to talk about pumping insulin. If you already pump, it's a great time to share the things that have worked for you and the things that have been challenging. If you are interested in pumping, it's a great time to ask questions and check out everyone else's pumps. And if you're not interested in pumping at this time, it's still good to know what the options are all about (plus it's fun to hang with your new friends and learn)! Disetronic is pleased to sponsor this session.
Pump Workshop - Advanced
Presenter: John Walsh
This is a workshop for people who have been pumping at least six months and who would benefit from creative problem-solving by one of the industry's foremost leaders in insulin pump therapy. The session is limited to 50 people and will be by pre-registration only, first-come, first-served (please refer to the registration form). It is offered on Friday as well for a different group of 50 people. Please register for this session only if you are comfortable with managing the basics of insulin pumping on a daily basis (otherwise, register for the Beginners Workshop). Deltec is pleased to sponsor this session.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. -- Snack Break in the Exhibition Building

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Young Women and Type 1 Diabetes
Presenter: Lois Jovanovic
Life is difficult for any young woman, but balancing the needs of a diabetic woman makes life especially challenging. The ever-changing hormones of the monthly cycle contribute to the roller coaster ride of glucose levels. An understanding of the hormonal changes throughout the menstrual cycle and how to cope with the changing insulin needs results in smoother glucose control. In addition, although the premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is not more common in diabetic women, when the blood glucose levels are too high or too low, all of the symptoms of PMS are exaggerated. Thus, tricks on maintaining an even balance in blood glucose levels during all of the menstrual month are rewarded by improvements in the mood swings and the other symptoms of PMS. This session will share the tricks and the techniques of managing glucose control despite the lifecycle changes of a diabetic woman. In addition, optimal techniques for birth control and planning pregnancy will be discussed.
Restaurant Meals: What to Eat? How to Figure? A Kids' Session!
Presenter: Hope Warshaw
Today restaurant meals, whether you eat in or take out, are simply part of our many food choices. In this session we'll talk about how to make healthier restaurant food choices wherever you go. We'll brainstorm strategies to get foods as you want and need them. Perhaps most perplexing is how to figure what's in restaurant foods. We'll talk about resources available and ways to become a good "guestimator." Lastly we'll get some practice. This is a session for school-aged children and is sponsored by Roche Diagnostics. Parents are welcome to join in!
Getting Involved is Good Therapy
Moderators: Tom Karlya, Barbara Singer
Panel Members: Sonia Cooper, Jeff Hitchcock, Sandy Hollenberg, Lauren Lanning, Kari Rosenfeld, Ellen Ullman
We've all been there - the new emotions we experience after a diabetes diagnosis - shock, anger, fear, grief...but then what? Come participate in a dynamic and interactive session to learn about and share the things you can do to channel your emotions in positive and productive ways through active involvement.
Multiple Daily Injections - Advanced Strategies
Presenter: Stuart Brink
This session is for parents of children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 1 diabetes who are comfortable with the basics of using multiple daily injections for daily blood glucose management. We will explore using blood glucose results and food and exercise records to assists in making appropriate dose adjustments, thereby making the most of multiple daily injections. (This session is also offered Friday.)
For Teens Only - Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll
Presenter: Francine Kaufman
Having diabetes makes the passions and pitfalls of the teen years a little more challenging. This session - for teens only - addresses ways to meet these challenges.
Parents of Pumpers Discussion Group
Facilitators: John Walsh, Stephanie Schwartz, Barbara Schreiner
Whether your child has been pumping insulin for one week or for 5 years, your input and questions are welcome at this session. Bring your "most creative pumping moment" to share with the group! Also, tough problems that were successfully solved would be perfect for sharing with other parents who may find themselves in the same situation.

Join us for the Family and Friends Banquet
From 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. in the Exhibition Hall
Tickets are Required!

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