Friday, July 20, 2001 Program
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
New Research: Something For Everyone
Presenter: Bernie Zinman
Research in all areas of diabetes progresses so quickly and on so many fronts that it is difficult for any but the most diligent to keep track of the forward momentum. Join Dr. Zinman for a review of the new research and learn that there is much about which to be hopeful. Abbott/MediSense is pleased to sponsor this session.
For Teens Only
Facilitators: Francine Kaufman, Stephanie Schwartz, and Clare Rosenfeld
The teen years are a challenge for anyone. Add diabetes and you have, well, a lot to talk about! What are the things that bug you the most? What makes you deliriously happy? Share with other teens. Absolutely no parents allowed!
For Parents of Teens Only
Facilitators: Richard Rubin, Cheryl Finch, and Kari Rosenfeld
Parenting teenagers with diabetes brings on its own set of challenges and concerns. Share your thoughts, joys, and frustrations with other parents who've "been there and done that" (or are currently going through it just like you). Take home some great ideas. This is an adults-only session!
Children's Interactive Session
Presenters: Norma Sue Kenyon and Robin Nemery
This session is a fun, interactive demonstration on how islet cells are isolated and transplanted.
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
Transferring Responsibility From Parent To Child
Presenter: Richard Rubin
As children get older, they take more responsibility for their diabetes care. Sometimes these steps go smoothly and sometimes they don't. This session is about ways to maintain good relations and good control through these transitions.
Dietary Supplements: Science and Myth Regarding Complementary Therapies
Presenter: Laura Shane-McWhorter
Dietary supplements are everywhere. Whether for weight loss or diabetes, consumers are buying these supplements in huge amounts. Are they safe? Learn about alternative treatments that type 2 diabetic individuals use, often in combination with diabetes medications. Learn about issues relating to regulation of these products, potential mechanisms of action, side effects, and interactions between these products and other medications.
Type 1 Diabetes and Related Disorders
Presenter: Michael Clare-Salzler
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. Once a child has been diagnosed with Type 1, what is the possibility that another related disorder might surface in that child or a sibling? Learn the signs and symptoms of the most common related disorders and which tests should be done to diagnose these conditions.
Discussion Group: For Dads Only
Facilitators: Greg Larimore and Lee Shekter
Dads face their own set of challenges in raising children with type 1 diabetes. Come share your stories and concerns with others who have been there and done that, or maybe not! This session continues until noon.
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Update on Experimental and Clinical Islet Cell Transplantation
(continues to 12:30)
Presenter: Norma Sue Kenyon
Recent success in islet cell transplantation has ignited renewed hope for
the procedure as the most promising method for reversing diabetes and
reducing potential complications. Learn about the pioneering research which
had been done up to this point, review the current results being achieved,
and discover the future directions in islet cell transplantation underway at
the Diabetes Research Institute.
Healthy Eating in the Fast Lane
Presenter: Betty Brackenridge
Mom was right. What you eat IS a big part of what determines your health, your appearance, and your energy. But in today's busy lives, who has time for good nutrition. YOU do! Learn the Ten Power Foods that can supercharge your health and put cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis on the run.
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.
Preventing and Treating Complications Today
Presenter: Bernie Zinman
The long list of possible diabetes complications is frightening. Twenty years ago, a diagnosis of diabetes was a depressing life sentence. Today, while complications are still possible, medical management of these complications allows individuals with diabetes to lead active, productive, and healthy lives. Pfizer is pleased to sponsor this session.
Managing Diabetes At School
Presenters: Stephanie Schwartz and 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. School legislative state-by-state efforts will also be discussed and information provided on how parents may research their state's relevant laws and initiate grassroots support for school legislation in their specific state. (This session runs until 2:30)
Drug Interactions For Type 2 Diabetes Medications
Presenter: Laura Shane-McWhorter
This session will present general principles of drug interactions, including major interactions with which everyone should be familiar as well as those interactions more specific and more common to type 2 diabetes in adults.
For Parents of Toddlers (continues to 2:30)
Facilitators: Nancy Crease and Michael Komondy
Toddlers have minds of their own, and their diabetes care poses special challenges. Sometimes these situations are painful to endure day after day… and oftentimes they are downright funny. Join other parents to problem-solve and share ideas. Bring your favorite story.
1:45 - 2:30 p.m.
Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring: The How's and Why's
Presenter: Peter Chase
Continuous blood glucose monitoring has emerged as an essential medical management tool with special applications in the care of children with type 1 diabetes. Learn about how this type of monitoring works. Review the current technology available. Cygnus is pleased to sponsor this session.
Preventing and Treating Complications Today (repeated)
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Ask the Diabetes Team: Issues For Adults and Health Care Providers
Panel: Betty Brackenridge, William Quick, Laura Shane-McWhorter, Kris Swenson, Bernie Zinman, Lois Jovanovic
Don't miss this opportunity to pose questions to the experts! This session is for adults with diabetes and health care providers.
Ask the Diabetes Team: Issues for Kids and Families
Panel: Peter Chase, Francine Kaufman, Richard Rubin, Stephanie Schwartz
Don't miss this second chance to pose questions to the experts! This session is for families of children with type 1 diabetes.
Meet the Diabetes Team
Join the conference faculty for hors d'oeuvres and conversation. This is a great opportunity to ask that burning question you've been thinking about all day!
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