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Thursday, July 10, 2003 Program for Teens

9:00 - 10:15 a.m

Opening Session
IDYA Calling All Teens

Presenters: Clare Rosenfeld, Carolyn Billetdeaux, Sam Billetdeaux

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 how to become an International Diabetes Youth Ambassador, 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 LifeScan.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Snack Break in Fiesta 6-10

10:45 - 12:00 noon

Highs and Lows: Stress, Anger, and Dealing With It
Presenters: Natalie Bellini and Stefan Rubin

Highs and lows. Blood glucose levels and feelings. When your blood sugar is out of range, you feel terrible and you may act really strange. Your emotions go crazy. Your friends and family know something is wrong because you're not acting "yourself." It's enough to stress you out and make you very angry with diabetes. How can you - and your family and friends - deal with this? Join Natalie and Stefan, who once upon a time were teens with diabetes, and now are adults who can help. This session is sponsored by Animas Corporation.

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break in Fiesta 6-10

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Cool Technology For Managing Carbs
Presenter: Mike Schurig

Figuring carb counts and units of insulin doesn't need to be a pencil-and-paper (or calculator) math exercise anymore. There are some very cool gadgets and programs to make this a snap. Join in the fun for some hands-on experimenting with some of these new tools and be ready to share what works best for you and your family. Sibs, this is fun stuff for you to try, too!

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Snack Break in Fiesta 6-10

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Skin Care: Healthy Skin and Healthy Cosmetics
Facilitators: Deb Slaby, Kari Rosenfeld

The Banquet and Teen Dance are tonight, and it's time for some fun with cosmetics. Join Deb and Kari 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!

Dancing with Zippora
Presenter: Zippora Karz

Join Zippora for discussion and about movement and exercise, and how wonderful it is to express yourself through dance! Zippora will share some videos from her own performances. Wear something comfortable, and make sure you have dancin' shoes on (tennies are fine). You will be moving to music with her! Note - All ages are welcome at this session, but it especially targets the teen and school-age group!

Join us for the Family and Friends Banquet
From 6:00 to 9:00 in Coronado H
Tickets are Required!

Followed by the Teen Dance
From 9 to midnight in Coronado H
All teens welcome (ages 12+ only, please)
No Parents Allowed

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