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Diabetes 123   and   Children with Diabetes

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It's a New Day in Diabetes
Conference and Expo
July 18-22, 2001
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Join world-renowned clinicians, researchers, physicians, adults, children, and families with diabetes to learn the most current information in diabetes care. Attend educational sessions and get cutting-edge ideas for your practice or your own diabetes care. Participate in parent discussion groups and find new, creative ways to help and motivate your children. Watch toddlers and teens, young parents and grandparents, new diabetes professionals and practiced clinicians make new and lifelong friendships. This is a conference you won't ever forget! And best of all, proceeds benefit the Children with Diabetes Foundation!

"For once, perhaps only for a little while, my child with diabetes was the rule and not the exception; the one sought after for advice and friendship and not an explanation as to why she was 'stabbing' herself so many times. For once, perhaps only for a little while, my child with diabetes was not stared at before she ate or stared at as she unzipped a case that keeps her alive. For once, perhaps only for a little while, our family with diabetes did not have to explain, it was understood. Our pain, our thirst for more knowledge, our fears, our frustrations, our unusual moments, and yes even our hope for a future. For once, perhaps for just a little while, four hundred different people became one voice. Thank you CWD."
The Karlya Family, NY - Kaitlyn age 10 diagnosed 1992
Commenting on Orlando 2000: Letting Kids Be Kids

Who Should Attend the 2001 Event?

  • Certified Diabetes Educators*
  • Families and Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Individuals with Type 2 or Gestational Diabetes
  • Other health care professionals who work with diabetic individuals
*Continuing education application has been submitted for CEUs (15.3 hours for nurses and 12.8 hours for dietitians and pharmacists)

A Word About The Program

The education program is designed to run four sessions during most of the conference, with full two-day tracks for diabetes professionals. Some educational sessions are repeated for ease of scheduling. General sessions run opposite only children's programming because the topics are of interest to most attendees, professionals, parents, and teens alike. Children's interactive sessions are offered Thursday and Friday for school-age children. For details of the conference program, continue to the Preliminary Program.

The Conference Hotel

Coronado Springs

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort is the newest Walt Disney World® Conference facility and is located near Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. Five swimming pools are on the Hotel grounds, including a huge, feature-pool complex with southwestern theme. A children's playground is on site, as is a large game arcade and fitness center. Watercraft and bike rentals are offered. A jogging trail winds around the 15-acre lake. Complimentary Disney bus transportation is available between the Hotel and all Disney Theme Parks.

Hotel rooms include 2 double beds or a king bed, ceiling fan, coffee maker, wall safe, telephone with voice mail and data port. Room rates are $145 + tax.

Corporate Suites, priced from $328 up, may be reserved for hospitality events or entertaining.

For reservations, call Disney directly at 407-939-1020. Be sure to say you are with the Diabetes123 conference. The Diabetes123 room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Facilities

Disney's Coronado Springs Convention Center offers over 95,000 square feet of flexible conference space on one level, including the Coronado Ballroom, housing the Exhibit Hall and General Sessions, and the Fiesta Ballroom, hosting the Family Banquet and Teen Dance. Convenient truck access to 10 loading docks is available for exhibitors. Booth-controlled A/V, closed-circuit TV, satellite links, and fiber-optic capabilities are available to presenters and exhibitors. The Coronado Business Center is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist with any business needs, large or small, for any conference attendee.

The Exhibit Hall

The Exhibit Hall will be open daily during the Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Continental breakfast is offered to attendees on both Thursday (sponsored by Abbott/MediSense) and Friday in the Exhibit Hall. Additionally, the Exhibit Hall will be open Wednesday evening for The Exhibitor's Reception, featuring Gary Hall, Jr. (sponsored by LifeScan). Morning and afternoon snack breaks on Thursday and Friday will be provided in the Exhibit Hall as well. Novo Nordisk is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the snack breaks on both Thursday and Friday.

Conference Update
Try an Animas Pump!
Come to the conference and try a pump! Animas Corporation will be offering a great opportunity for potential would-be pumpers. Anyone interested in trying an Animas pump (with saline) may do so Thursday and Friday at the conference. For more information, contact Maura Emory, CDE, at 1-877-YES Pump, extension 164. Appointments are necessary.
Try a Disetronic Pump!
Those interested in trying the Disetronic Htron insulin pump using saline can do so by making an appointment prior to the event. Disetronic will be bringing different infusion sets to wear and will offer their new Ultraflex infusion set for saline trials. A Disetronic Certified Diabetes Nurse Educator will be conducting these saline pump trails. For more information or to make an appointment, contact Meredith Rivers at (800) 915-3698 ext. 5705 or via email at

Disetronic also invites you to stop by their booth to learn more about their products and get a free copy of their "Easy as ABC" book. This book tells what you need to know about children using insulin pumps in school.
Try a MiniMed Pump or CGMS!
Those conference participants interested in trying the Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS) may do so at the conference courtesy of MiniMed. Vice President of Marketing Pete Escallier reports that the CGMS will be available to show parents exactly what is occurring with their child's blood sugar in 24 hour periods. Additionally, MiniMed will offer parents and children the opportunity to wear the 508 pump using saline. Various infusion set insertion devices will be available to try, including the Sil-serter for Silhouettes, the Sof-serter for Sof-sets, and the Quick-serter for Quick-sets. These insertion devices make set insertion virtually painless, according to Escallier. Appointments are necessary for pump trials and the CGMS.

A MiniMed diabetes nurse specialist will be on hand to answer any questions about pump therapy, including questions about MiniMed's new pump, the Paradigm. Stop by their booth in the Exhibit Hall to talk with them, review their products, and pick up your free copy of "Teens Pumping it Up" and "Pumper in the School." For those interested, MiniMed will download information from any MiniMed pump, Accu-chek Advantage or Complete meters, the One Touch Profile or One Touch 2 meters.

For more information or to make an appointment to wear a CGMS or 508 pump, contact Lisa Martinez at 800-933-3322 Extention 5046.

Disney Tickets

Special Meeting/Convention tickets are available exclusively for attendees of the Diabetes123 conference. These tickets are flexible, providing two to five days of Park Hopper® privileges to Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island. Tailor the tickets to your needs. Prices vary according to the type of ticket purchased. Disney ticket information is online. Convention Park Hopper tickets must be purchased prior to the conference. Besides Convention tickets, regular single day/single park tickets and multi-day Park Hopper tickets may be purchased at the hotel or at the entrance to any Disney park.

A Note About Childcare

On-site childcare (right in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Convention Center) with fun Disney themes and activities will be provided by licensed, bonded childcare staff Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is the ideal spot to leave children for some R&R while parents participate in conference sessions. Children ages 3 and older may participate. Pfizer is pleased to sponsor the group childcare on Thursday and Friday. There is no charge to parents for this. Parents are responsible for the diabetes care (blood glucose testing and administration of insulin) of their children while the children are in childcare. Certified diabetes educators will be on site in case of emergency, and parents will be paged from the conference session if there is a concern.

Please contact Laura Billetdeaux for additional information () on in-room childcare. In-room sitting may be scheduled for younger children.

2001 Conference and Expo
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