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Thursday, July 19, 2001 Program

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Opening Session
Living the Vision of a New Day in Diabetes

Presenter: Betty Brackenridge

Too much of the history of diabetes care has been written in frustration. But today is ripe with possibilities. New tools, new approaches, and powerful new beliefs and attitudes combine to create that New Day. The meeting opens with a vision of how we can all learn to make a real difference in the lives of every person affected by diabetes. Animas is pleased to sponsor this session.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

General Session
The Skills That Make A Difference To Everyone: Carbs, Tests, and Freedom
Presenters: Kris Swenson and Betty Brackenridge
To make the vision of a better life with diabetes a reality, people need practical skills. Join this lively session to explore the death of the diabetic diet and the rise of the discovery learning process. Sherlock Holmes would be proud! Animas is pleased to sponsor this 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.

Carbohydrate Counting
Presenter: Betty Brackenridge
If foods puzzle you or your clients, come get the lowdown on carbohydrate counting. Why does blood sugar go up when you eat sugar-free candy and down when you eat chocolate? The answer may be "blowin' in the carb count." Learn why and how carb management works, explore the mysteries of fast and slow carbs, and select the best carb management approach for every situation. This fun, interactive workshop is suitable for everyone -- from kids who are managing their own meals at school through teens and adults all the way to endocrinologists who still think exchanges are the way to go! Cygnus is pleased to sponsor this session.

Managing the Child With Diabetes (continues to 12:00 Noon)
Presenter: Peter Chase
Medical management of the child with diabetes has changed a great deal over the last decade. The tools have changed. The roles have changed. Parents and health care professionals together provide the care and healthy environment for these youngsters. In this session, learn about the most recent trends and changes. This session will be interactive and questions about the care of children with Type 1 diabetes are welcome.

Medications for Type 2 Diabetes: Review of Current Therapies
Presenter: William Quick
Tight control is imperative. There is a plethora of drugs available to treat people with type 2 diabetes. Each medication class has its own indications. This session will discuss individual classes of medications as well as their combination to provide maximum benefit.

Discussion Group for Siblings Only: What's on Your Mind? (continues to 12:00 Noon)
Facilitators: Stephanie Schwartz and James Schurig
Brothers and sisters of children with Type 1 diabetes certainly have their share of concerns and questions. This is their opportunity to speak up and have some great interaction! Discussion and activities will be appropriate for school-age children and teens.

11:15 - 12:00 Noon

Breakout Sessions
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.
Intensive Insulin Management: Tools and Techniques
Presenter: Kris Swenson
Intensive insulin management depends on getting the "Five Rights" right: the right insulin, in the right amount, at the right time, with the right device, for the right to live WELL with diabetes. Learn the tricks of the trade using today's best insulin choices and delivery tools.

12:00 Noon - 1:00


1:00 - 1:40 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
Pumping You Up: Options For Today
Presenter: Stephanie Schwartz
Insulin pumps are a popular and viable alternative for people taking multiple daily injections. This session reviews the latest in pump technology and options. Disetronic is pleased to sponsor this session.

Eating Issues and Body Image For Kids and Young People
Presenter: Betty Brackenridge
Eight-year-olds are worried about the size of their hips. Fifty percent of 12-year olds have been on a weight loss diet. Life threatening eating disorders are on the rise. How did we get in this mess and where does the answer lie? A thinness-crazed culture is part of the problem. What role can health providers and parents play in changing these alarming trends?

Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, and Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: William Quick
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Anyone with diabetes can develop atherosclerosis, hypertension, and their sequelae. But what caused these problems? This session will explore the possibilities.
Discussion Group
For Moms Only (continues to 2:30)
Facilitators: Rita Martin-Crowley and Julia Mattingly
Back by popular demand! Join other moms of children with type 1 diabetes in exploring concerns, fears, new ideas, and those everyday "proud mama moments." Bring tissues.

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions
No Diet, No Weigh: Making Sense of Weight Concerns in Type 2
Presenter: Betty Brackenridge
Weight loss has been the cornerstone of treating type 2 diabetes throughout this century. There's only one problem. We don't know HOW to do it. Traditional diet-focused approaches to weight have over a 95% failure rate after two years. Come be challenged to rethink the diet mentality and the relationships among weight, type 2 diabetes, and health. Learn what St. Bernards and Greyhounds have to teach us.

Teens and Diabetes: Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll
Presenters: Francine Kaufman and Richard Rubin
Having diabetes makes the passions and pitfalls of the teen years a little more challenging. This session addresses ways to meet these challenges.

Pregnancy and Diabetes: Happy Moms and Healthy Babies
Presenter: Kris Swenson
When you're pregnant and have diabetes, you're not just "eating for two," you're also "controlling for two." The success of that balancing act has important consequences, both for the short term in having a healthy baby, and also for the future. Learn today's goals for control in diabetic pregnancy and explore the tools for reaching them.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

General Session
Preventing and Overcoming Diabetes Overwhelmus
Presenter: Richard Rubin
The emotional side of diabetes is often overlooked, but it's so important because many people 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. Novo Nordisk is pleased to sponsor this 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.

Join in the fun at the Banquet Thursday evening!
Fiesta Ballroom, advanced tickets are required.

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