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Thursday, July 15, 2004 Program for Teens

9:00 - 10:15 a.m

Opening Session
IDYA Calling All Teens

Presenters: Carolyn Billetdeaux, Sam Billetdeaux, Natalie Bellini, Melissa Ringley, Rick Philbin

Don't let diabetes get you or your family down! Do something positive about it! Teens have a lot of power and we understand diabetes. This session will include a getting-to-know-you ice breaker, as well as discussion about what IDYA has done over the past year (and ideas for the future). Whether you have type 1 diabetes, or are a brother, sister, or friend of a person with type 1 diabetes... Don't be nervous - join us! This session is sponsored by Novo Nordisk.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Snack Break in the Ballroom Circle outdoors

10:45 - 12:00 noon

Stress Management: Dealing with Peer Pressure and Other Things
Presenters: Bob Bulgarelli, Rick Philbin, Stefan Rubin

School. Driving. Dates. Sports. Grades. Mom and Dad. Siblings. Clothes. Money. Teens can and do get stressed out about a lot of things. Daily. Join our presenters for some very good strategies (and practice!) for dealing with teen stress. Note - this is for all teens!

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet outdoors under the tent

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Healthy Eyes
Presenter: Paul Chous

Dr. Chous is an optometrist who has written an excellent book about how a person's eyes work and what can happen if someone has a disease such as diabetes or doesn't take good care of their eyes. Dr. Chous will spend an hour talking to teens about how vision happens - what can go right and what can go wrong with anyone's eyes (not just people with diabetes). Dr. Chous will also tell you about retinal scanning, how the test is done, what the doctors are looking for when they do one... and then you'll have the opportunity later in the conference to have your own retinas scanned (with your parents permission, of course). Very cool!

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Snack Break in the Ballroom Circle outdoors

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Skin Care: Healthy Skin and Healthy Cosmetics
Facilitators: Deb Slaby, Nicole Johnson-Baker

The Banquet and Teen Dance are tonight, and it's time for some fun with cosmetics. Join Miss America Nicole Johnson-Baker and spa owner and skin care specialist (and CWD mom) Deb Slaby for discussion on how to care for your skin and keep it healthy. Learn about what makes a "healthy" cosmetic and have a ball trying the samples! We're having a party tonight!

Martial Arts Demonstration
Presenter: Marc Blatstein, Fran Ott

Marc Blatstein has competed in international Tae Kwon Do tournaments and has earned trophies against people ten years younger than he is! He travels the world speaking to young people about having a "Can-Do" attitude and achieving goals and dreams. Marc wears an insulin pump and has had type 1 diabetes since he was a teen. He not only speaks about "Winning and the Can Do's of Diabetes," he lives it! Join Marc and Fran for a demonstration of martial arts and a follow-up discussion about learning to be a Can-Do person! Note - This session is for any age group!

Join us for the Family and Friends Banquet
From 6:00 to 9:00 Under the Tent
Tickets are Required!

Followed by the Teen Dance
From 9 to midnight at the Rooftop Garden
All teens welcome (ages 12+ only, please)
No Parents Allowed

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