Back to 2006 Conference Thursday Program for Teens

Thursday, July 20, 2006
Program for Teens

Who | Schedule Overview | Descriptions
Parents & Adults | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Teens | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Tweeners | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Elementary Kids | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri

Children with Diabetes Fun Run
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk
Meet at the Entrance to the Convention Center

Run begins at 7:15 a.m.
See you there!

While CWD staff will have meters available to test in an emergency, Teens are required to bring their meters to all sessions and activities.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Teen Icebreaker
Teen Staff: Natalie Bellini, Jim Vail, Chris Tull, Neal Billetdeaux
Location: Meet in Wedgwood Ballroom

This session is an absolute must for teens who are going to participate in the Thursday program and come to Islands of Adventure on Friday. Ground rules for the teen program will be discussed, questions answered ... and then the group will spend the rest of the hour in a very fun icebreaker – with the goal of meeting at least 20 new people in one hour!

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Snack Break by Oceans Ballroom, sponsored by Medtronic MiniMed

10:45 - 11:45

Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt
Teen Staff: Natalie Bellini, Jim Vail, Chris Tull, Neal Billetdeaux
Location: Meet in Wedgwood Ballroom

This Scavenger Hunt is much different from last year's hunt. Teens will work in groups. They will be given a good-sized list of questions – some fairly easy, some fairly tricky – which the group needs to answer in the one hour time period. Got your tennies on? This is fast-paced and fun!

12:30 noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet in the Crystal Ballroom and Atrium, sponsored by Lilly

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Type 1 Girl Talk
Presenter: Natalie Bellini
Location: Labrid Breakout Room

Teen girls with diabetes have a lot to deal with – questions about health, school, dating, drinking, drugs, sex .... Natalie is here to help you with these issues. The conversation is confidential and candid. Bring your questions, your challenges, and your support for your friends. Note: This is only for teen girls with type 1 diabetes; sibs and friends should go to another session.

Type 1 Guy Talk
Presenter: Jim Vail
Location: Fantail Breakout Room

Teen guys with diabetes also have a lot to deal with – some problems different, some the same. Jim's discussion group will cover the same topics as Natalie, except this is with the guys. Confidential and candid. Note: this is only for teen boys with type 1 diabetes; sibs and friends should go to another session.

Advocacy – It's Up To You!
Presenter: Crystal Jackson
Location: Koi Breakout Room

Lots of teens are interested in 'becoming an advocate,' and they simply don't know how to get started ... or they don't realize that they already are participating in advocacy activities and could use some advice about how to become more visible or have a louder voice. CWD mom and ADA advocacy expert Crystal Jackson joins with ADA's National Youth Ambassador for a discussion about how you can be more involved in advocacy. Bring your ideas and experiences. This is time to share.

Siblings Discussion Group
Facilitators: Carolyn Billetdeaux, Richard Rubin
Location: Japanero Breakout Room

In 2005, this session was dropped from the schedule, and boy did we hear about it! This is the opportunity for brothers and sisters of kids with type 1 diabetes to speak their mind. What are your challenges? Your worries? What works in your family, and what doesn't? What would you like to change? Join your buddies for some great discussion!

Managing Stress
Presenter: Bob Bulgarelli
Location; Wedgwood (sit up close around the front tables, it's a big room)

Many of the CWD teens who met with Dr. Bulgarelli (Dr. Bob) last year reported that the things they discussed and the stress management techniques they practiced were wonderful. They requested a repeat discussion (teen stress hasn't dissipated in 2006). We are happy to oblige, and Dr. Bob loves working with them.

2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Snack Break by the Oceans Ballroom, sponsored by Medtronic MiniMed

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Diabetes Across the World
Presenter: Clare Rosenfeld
Location: Fantail Breakout Room

In the summer of 2004, Clare embarked on a journey to third world countries to see first-hand how kids and families in other countries lived with diabetes. What she discovered was both heart-breaking and joyous… tremendous hope and human spirit amid the poorest of living conditions. Clare's presentation is emotional and moving, and the photos are wonderful.

Sports Talk
Presenters: Rick Philbin, Chris Dudley, Jay Leeuwenberg
Location: Meet in Wedgwood

Jay and Chris are professional athletes. Chris plays basketball, Jay plays football. They both have type 1 diabetes, and they both excel in their sports. Rick Philbin is a normal guy – a dad with a busy family, a full time job, and a passion for basketball and working out. He's on the court or at the gym at least a couple hours each day. How do these guys do it? What are their tricks for managing their diabetes, staying focused on their sport, and excelling in it each and every day? This is an interactive session – come with questions… and if there's time, Chris and Jay will head down to Sports Central with those interested in learning more about basketball drills, and Jay will head either outdoors (depends on heat and humidity) or to Sports Central with a football.

What Are Your Parents Afraid Of?
Presenter: Natalie Bellini
Location: Koi Breakout Room

They drive you nuts with their questions. Have you checked your blood sugar? What was it? Did you bolus? What did you eat? How do you feel? What are you doing in gym today? We parents know it makes you crazy, but we can't help it. We care. And we're often afraid. Afraid of what? Come find out.

Driving & Diabetes
Presenter: Bill Clarke
Location: Crystal Ballroom A/B

A new driver in the family always increases the family stress level. But when that new driver is young and has diabetes the stress can be unbearable. Come learn the truth about "Driving and Diabtes." Do persons with diabetes have more crashes? Do they take more risks? How can parents be assured that their teen is making good driving decisions? How can teens re-assure heir parents that they are responsible drivers? Teens and parents will be together for this session.

Join us for the Family and Friends Banquet
From 6 to 9 pm in the Crystal Ballroom and Atrium
Tickets are Required

Followed by
Karaoke Dancing in the Ballroom
From 9 to 11 pm
Sponsored by Novo Nordisk and LifeScan
All ages welcome

For Teens: Basketball Night
From 9 to 11 pm in Sports Central

Who | Schedule Overview | Descriptions
Parents & Adults | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Teens | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Tweeners | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri
Elementary Kids | All Wed Thu Fri Sat | Wed Thu Fri

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