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Thursday, July 7, 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 - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company

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


Richard Rubin Opening Keynote Session - The Importance of Humor - Sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company
Presenters: Richard Rubin and Oliver Double
Location: Coronado H - L

Having humor in our lives can make such a positive difference in how we face the opportunities and challenges of every day. Join Psychologist Richard Rubin and Comedian Oliver Double for some thought-provoking insights and some really funny diabetes moments.

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

10:45 - 12:00 noon - Sessions


Emerging Technologies: Bolus Calculators, Pumps and CGM
Presenter: John Walsh
Location: Coronado H

For lots of kids and families, pumping insulin, using CGM devices, and using advanced pump features are the methods of choice in managing diabetes. There are many compelling reasons why this makes sense, and John Walsh will present some of the science and practicality behind it!


DRI Research Update 1: Stem Cells: New Sources, More Options
Presenter: Juan Dominguez-Bendala
Location: Coronado J


Diabetes Meltdown
Presenter: William Polonsky
Location: Coronado K

This session, sponsored by Roche, will help parents understand the major issues around type 1 diabetes that cause teens so much heartache. It will help them to see how their own parenting styles as well as their beliefs about diabetes management are contributing to these problems.


Carbohydrate Counting Basics and Tools
Presenter: Dana Dignard
Location: Coronado L

Meal planning, and in particular, carbohydrate counting, is one of the most important skills for anyone with type 1 diabetes to master in order to assure optimal blood sugar control. Come join Dana as she presents some valuable information and practical tips to become an expert carb counter.


It's More than Just Insulin
Presenter: Mike Heile
Location: Coronado AB

Caring for type 1 diabetes involves more than just insulin. Dr. Heile offers an overview of the many other drugs and medications which are used to live well with type 1.


Flourishing with Diabetes
Presenter: Riva Greenberg
Location: Coronado CD

A common mindset living with diabetes is one of "coping," however there is another mindset available to those living with type 1, one of "flourishing." A flourishing mindset is one in which we use diabetes as a catalyst to create a healthier, happier and more meaningful life (not despite diabetes, but because of it). In this session Riva will share more about these mindsets, her personal story of how she moved from a coping to a flourishing mindset and engage participants in an exercise to help them discover sources of their own strength to begin moving toward a flourishing life with diabetes


Managing Transitions in School-Aged Children With Type 1 Diabetes
Presenter: Jill Weissberg-Benchell
Location: Coronado EF

Transitions during the elementary school years can be stressful enough without diabetes. Learn how to identify and manage these life transitions, how to talk about them with your children, and how to begin making sense of the additional diabetes challenges that might happen during these same times.


Grandparents Guidelines
Presenters: Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Grandparents, aunts, uncles and other caregivers who want to share time and fun with a child living with diabetes can do so with confidence, as long as they have a few skills and tools at their fingertips. Whether your goal is to go into town for a movie or set off on a weeklong vacation, this session will show you what you need for a safe and enjoyable caregiver experience.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Buffet in Coronado H-L - Sponsored by sanofi-aventis

1:30 - 2:45 p.m. - Sessions


The Importance of Health Literacy
Presenter: Ken Moritsugu
Location: Coronado H

Understanding basic health information, navigating the health care system, and getting preventive health care services are key steps to helping our families live the healthiest lives possible. Low health literacy is a barrier to this. Dr. Moritsugu will talk about what health literacy is, why it is important, and how we can improve it.


The Artificial Pancreas Project - Sponsored by JDRF
Presenters: Stu Weinzimer and Ed Damiano
Location: Coronado J

This is an exciting time in research as much is happening with regards to pairing an insulin pump with a continuous glucose monitoring system in order to achieve a working closed loop system. Discover what progress has been made in achieving this goal by two of the leading researchers in this area.


Making the Journey Positive
Presenter: Tom Karlya
Location: Coronado K

Or as it is sometimes said: just "don't do nothing." It is a raw deal, diabetes. No one wanted it but diabetes is in your life. You own diabetes or it owns you. Tom will discuss the many ways you can make a difference in the world around you and take something so negative and journey a road that will make a positive impact which can transform the lives of your entire family.


Meet Kendall Simmons
Presenter: Kendall Simmons
Location: Coronado L

This is a meet-n-greet session for parents with former NFL player Kendall Simmons, who played with type 1 diabetes. (Your children will get to meet him in their own sessions). Bring your questions and your cameras! Sponsored by Novo Nordisk.


Finding Support Through Social Media
Presenters: Kerri Sparling and Scott Johnson
Location: Coronado AB

Dozens of blogs, forums, and websites. With the plethora of social media outlets available to families with diabetes, it makes perfect sense to take advantage of them for social support and information. Come learn from two people who head two very popular and well-visited social media sites.


Stress Management
Presenter: Bob Bulgarelli
Location: Coronado CD

Diabetes most definitely introduces additional stress into the lives of families living with type 1. Dr. Bob, 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.


Introduction to Pump Therapy
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Coronado EF

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. Please refer to them for guidelines.


Common Fears Discussion
Presenters: Richard Rubin and Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Fear is rational when you live with diabetes. It's also nearly universal. So, if you think you're alone in your fear, please attend this session and talk to others who have the same feelings. How have you dealt with your fears? What do we know that can help? Offer and receive support as well as practical advice for dealing with those common fears.

2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Snack Break in Veracruz Foyer outside Exhibit Hall

3:30 - 4:45 p.m. - Sessions


Best Practices in Managing Type 1 in School-Aged Children
Presenter: Bruce Buckingham
Location: Coronado H

Elementary-aged children with type 1 have their own specific challenges on a daily basis both at home and in the classroom. School schedules, sports schedules, sleeping habits, social occasions – all are impacted by type 1. Join Dr. Buckingham for a discussion of best practices in managing type 1 with this age group. Bring your questions!


DRI Research Update 2: Tissue Engineering and Immunology: New Ways to Protect Islets
Presenter: Alice Tomei
Location: Coronado J


Avoiding and Overcoming Diabetes Burnout
Presenters: Jill Weissberg-Benchell and Korey Hood
Location: Coronado K

The emotional side of diabetes is often overlooked, but it's so important because many people experience burnout. 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 burnout and is applicable whether you are a person with diabetes, a family member experiencing "secondary" diabetes burnout, or a health care professional trying to make sense of it all.


Managing Sick Days and Hospital Stays
Presenter: Mike Heile
Location: Coronado L

How do you effectively control blood sugars when your child is sick? What steps should you take when they're sick to assure that DKA won't happen? Are there certain items you should readily have on hand when sick? Dr. Heile will review these and other sick day guidelines.


Infusion Sets and Sensors: An Overview and Problem Solving
Presenter: Natalie Bellini
Location: Coronado AB

There are so many infusion sets on the market right now—picking the right one can be mind-boggling in and of itself. What are the differences between angled versus straight-in insertions? Why is a 6mm cannula different than a 9mm in terms of function, and who should use each? Which infusion sets go in by hand and which have an insertion device? Which sets are proprietary to specific pumps, and which can be used with any pump? How do you get an infusion set to stick—and then how do you get it off when it's really stuck? If you are considering a cgm, what are the things to learn about the differences between sensors? Natalie has a sense of humor about all of this—and not only will she give you tons of information, she will have you laughing in your seat as you make sense of it all!


Exercise: What it Does and Why
Presenter: Kim Kelly
Location: Coronado CD

Learn how exercise and activity interact with diabetes and help promote optimal blood glucose control. This session includes a thorough explanation by Dr. Kelly of your body's response to exercise.


Techniques for Accurate Carb-Counting
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Coronado EF

Gary is regarded in the CWD community as the guru of practical application when it comes to managing type 1. Sure, we all count carbs, and we all think we're pretty good at it. So, how come our best attempts at carb-counting sometimes seem to fall flat? Join Gary for a discussion of the common pitfalls with carb-counting -- and bring questions about situations that are particularly challenging for your family.


Drop Into the Grandparent's Lounge
Presenters: Grandparents Faculty
Location: Monterrey 1-3

Have coffee, make a friend. Connect with other caregivers and chat with Grandparents' Track Faculty—whether you're just looking to relax and connect or discuss a concern more privately, please drop by!

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

Photo Family and Friends Banquet
6:30 to 8:30 in Coronado H - L
Buffet dinner served
All Ages Welcome

Preregistration and Tickets Required

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk and LifeScan

Followed by ...

Photo Music and Dancing
8:30 to 10:30 in Coronado H - L

All Ages Welcome
Tickets not required

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk and LifeScan

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