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Friday, July 19, 2002 Program

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Management of Infants and Toddlers with Type 1 Diabetes
Presenter: Stuart Brink
Raising a child with type 1 diabetes through the infant and toddler years is a challenging enterprise. Will she eat? Won't she eat? Will he have a one hour nap or a 3 hour nap... or no nap? How do I make her sit still for blood glucose checks and injections? Is it ok to bribe? What type of insulin is best? What about insulin "cocktails?" When can we consider insulin pumping? All these topics and more! Make sure to stay for the Discussion Group that follows from 10:45 to noon.
Learning About Diabetes Can Be Fun!
Facilitators: Stephanie Schwartz, Barbara Schreiner
This session is designed to help school-aged children learn more about diabetes while having fun doing it. Using a game format, they will be exposed to the essential elements of diabetes and its management.
Control De Carbohidratos en la Dieta
Presenter: Cindy Penaranda
Aprenda los principios básicos para determinar la cantidad de carbohidratos que Ud. come en sus alimentos diarios. Esta será una presentación muy interesante e importante para el control de la diabetes, tanto de niños como de adultos. En este taller Ud. podrá pedir información acerca de su propia dieta y de los alimentos que Ud. consume.
Dad's Discussion Group
Facilitators: Dan Crowley, Lee Shekter, Richard Rubin
Back by popular demand! Last year's 90 minutes was just too short. So, this year, the discussion will be from 9:00 to noon, with a 30 minute break for snacks and to check on the kiddos. A few weeks before the conference, Lee and Dan will email conference participants for potential topics/questions to be included in the discussion. Bring your questions, concerns, and sense of humor!
Alternate Insulin Therapy
Presenter: William Quick
Will my child always have to have shots? That is a question every parent of every child with type 1 diabetes asks at one time or another. There's a lot of research and development in the arena of alternate ways to deliver insulin. This session will discuss future products that may eliminate the need for most insulin injections.
Pizza, Burgers, and Tacos: Go Figure?
Presenter: Hope Warshaw
No doubt there are times that pizza, burgers, tacos or other restaurant foods are what's available or what you want. But how do you know how much carbohydrate you're eating and therefore how much insulin to take? This session will help you learn how to control your blood glucose while eating restaurant foods. Come learn how to figure your favorite restaurant foods.
Pump Workshop for Beginners
Presenter: John Walsh
This is a workshop for people/parents who are just beginning to pump and who would benefit from creative problem-solving by one of the industry's foremost leaders in insulin pump therapy. The session is limited to 50 people and will be by pre-registration only, first-come, first-served (please refer to the registration form). It is offered on Thursday as well for a different group of 50. Please participate in this only if you already have and are wearing an insulin pump! Deltec is pleased to sponsor this session.
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. -- Snack Break in the Exhibition Building

10:45 - 12:00 noon

Discussion Group for Parents of Infants and Toddlers
Facilitators: Alicia Toledano Shekter and Stuart Brink
There's nothing quite like the Terrible Two's and trying to manage diabetes! This discussion group will directly follow the Management of Type 1 Diabetes in Infants and Toddlers session presented by Dr. Brink. Questions will be answered and discussion will focus on problem-solving situations that occur specifically with infants and toddlers. During the 30 minute break between the presentation and the discussion session, feel free to write your questions and give them to Alicia for inclusion in the discussion!
What's On Your Mind? Discussion Group for Kids
Presenter: Marc Blatstein
Join Marc Blatstein - the Can Do guru - for some great interaction about the Can Do's vs Can't Do's of growing up with diabetes (or being a brother or sister of someone with diabetes). Parents are welcome to come along and listen, but the conversation belongs to the kids!
La Bomba de Insulina Para el Control de la Diabetes
Presenter: Pump Company Representatives
En ésta presentación vamos a exponer los principios básicos para el uso de la bomba de insulina para el control de diabetes tipo 1. ¿Qué es una bomba de insulina? ¿Como funciona una bomba de insulina? ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre el uso del control con inyecciones multiples al día y el uso de la bomba? ¿Quién paga por las bombas de insulina? ¿A que edad se puede empezar a usar la bomba de insulina? ¿Cuáles son los factores que indican que usar la bomba sería ventajoso? Despues de la presentacion, representates de las compañias fabricantes de bombas de insulina (Medtronic MiniMed, Animas, Disetronic) estaran presentes para hacer demostraciones y contestar sus preguntas.
Managing Diabetic Hypoglycemia
Presenter: Kathy Jensen
Hypoglycemic episodes can happen anywhere, anytime. They are frightening and can, indeed, be life-threatening. Kathy Jensen has recently produced the wondeful video, "Managing Diabetic Hypoglycemia." Join her to discuss practical suggestions for how to manage and prevent low blood sugar and still lead a busy, happy, productive life!
Be a Teen Advocate!
Presenter: Clare Rosenfeld
TEENS! Don't let diabetes get you down! DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT IT! Teens have a lot of power and we understand diabetes. Become a Teen Advocate and learn how to raise awareness, end discrimination, promote better health AND find our cure. Together we CAN make a difference for all of us with diabetes! LifeScan is pleased to sponsor this session.
Pump Workshop - Advanced
Presenter: John Walsh
This is a workshop for people/parents who have been pumping at least six months and who would benefit from creative problem-solving by one of the industry's foremost leaders in insulin pump therapy. The session is limited to 50 people and will be by pre-registration only, first-come, first-served (please refer to the registration form). It is offered on Thursday as well for a different group of 50. Please register for this session only if you are comfortable with managing the basics of insulin pumping on a daily basis (otherwise, register for the Beginners Workshop). Deltec is pleased to sponsor this session.
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Keeping the Family - and the Marriage - Healthy!
Presenter: Richard Rubin
No doubt, diabetes is stressful for the entire family. Schedules change, meals change, priorities may change. Siblings may feel that the child with diabetes gets preferential treatment. Mom or dad may need to change jobs or leave work. Money might be scarce. Childcare might be an issue. No one sleeps well and everyone is stressed out. How does a family - and a marriage - survive and yes, even thrive, in the midst of this craziness? Join Dr. Rubin for some practical information on how to nourish your family and your marriage while managing a chronic disease.
The Can-Do's vs Can't Do's of Diabetes
Presenter: Marc Blatstein
Marc Blatstein is a man of many stories. From the time he heard someone first say to him in his teen years, "You Can't Do That," he has been bent on proving that wrong. He has learned to separate the Can-Do's vs Can't-Do's, and quite simply, diabetes does not stop him! Marc is an energetic, enigmatic speaker, and you will enjoy listening to him. Come to this session and be prepared to leave with a smile and a more positive outlook!
Outdoor Time for Kids in the Family Activity Village
Facilitators: Parent volunteers TBA
This is designated time for the school-age group to play and have fun in the Family Activity Village, a carnival-type area set up between the Conference Center and the Sheraton. Parents are welcome to assist with supervision. No teens at this time, please... designated teen time will be from 4:15 - 5:30!
El Manejo de Diabetes en la Esceula
Presenter: Cindy Penaranda, Stephanie Schwartz
Niños con diabetes tienen que pasar todo el día en la escuela o con una niñera. Las regulaciones de la ley federal mandan que estos lugares tienen que ofrecer a los niños un ambiente sano y seguro. En este taller vamos a discutir este tema y hablar de cómo implementar un plan para el cuidado de los niños con diabetes en la escuela o niñería. Habrá el tiempo suficiente para discusión y preguntas. Así que, por favor, venga con el propósito de compartir sus experiencias e ideas.
The Multi-Pharmacy of Type 2 Diabetes
Presenter: William Quick
Type 2 diabetes is a complicated progressive disease, which often requires more than one pharmaceutical agent to effectively treat. This session will explore the poly-pharmacy of type 2 and describe the appropriate use of oral agents and insulin. Pfizer is pleased to sponsor this session.
Teens! What to Do About Carbs?
Presenter: Hope Warshaw
Can you estimate the carbs you eat correctly? Do you know how much quick acting insulin to take to "cover" the carbs you eat? Do you know how much carb to eat if you are low? Are there some carbs that raise your blood glucose more quickly or slowly than others? Come get the answers to these questions and more in this hands-on workshop about carb counting. Roche Diagnostics is pleased to sponsor this session.
Discussion Group for Young Adults
Facilitator: Lois Jovanovic
Young adults (18-30) face their own sets of issues, concerns, joys, and growing pains. Add type 1 diabetes to the mix and you have - well - a lot to talk about. This session is "by request" of young adults who participated in the conference last year and wanted their own time to just sit down and share ideas!
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. -- Snack Break in Main Lobby of Convention Center

3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Managing Type 1 Diabetes At School
Presenters: Stephanie Schwartz, 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. There will be lots of times for questions and discussion, so please bring your thoughts and be ready to share!
Low Blood Sugar and Me
Presenter: Kathy Jensen
School-age children get hypoglycemic for many reasons... increased exercise, not enough carbs, too much insulin, growing bodies, stress. This is a session for children to discuss what happens when a low blood sugar occurs, how you can best prevent it, and what to do when it happens. Parents are welcome to listen, however the focus is on the children.
Taller Sobre la Familia Frente a la Diabetes
Facilitator: Cindy Penaranda
Si alguien tiene diabetes tipo 1, toda su familia tiene que afrontar mucho estrés y frustración. Las reaciones de los deferentes miembros de la familia pueden ser muy distintas. Algunos exponen sus temores e ideas, otros se callan y se las tragan. Muchos responden con rabia, otros lo toman a la broma para ocultar su frustración. Este taller es una gran oportunidad para que Ud. pueda escuchar otras experiencias y compartir las suyas con realción al efecto de la diabetes en su familia. Este taller es muy apropiado, tanto para niños como para adultos. Sus experiencias e ideas seran muy apreciadas. Sus sugerencias e ideas pueda que sea algo que alguien este esperando para ayudarle a superar las dificultades que esta enfermedad trae a la familia.
Artificial Beta Cells - A Research Update
Presenter: Lois Jovanovic
Type 1 diabetes is a disease of complete loss of the pancreatic beta cells. These cells are the specialized to sense the blood glucose and respond by secreting insulin directly into the portal system. These cells are located in the islet of Langerhans of the pancreas. When these cells are absent, type 1 diabetes is manifest. The logical "cure" for type 1 diabetes would be, therefore, to create and implant artificial beta cells into type 1 diabetic patients. The features of the beta cells would be to detect changes in glucose levels and to deliver insulin directly into the portal system where the sugar levels are changing first in response to a meal. An artificial beta cell device has been developed that has a continuous glucose sensor in the blood stream that sends the data to an implanted insulin pump that delivers insulin directly into the portal system. Four patients in the United States have had this device implanted and four patients in France have also undergone the procedure. An update of the progress of these patients will be presented.
Multiple Daily Injections: Advanced Strategies
Presenter: Stuart Brink
This session is for parents of children with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 1 diabetes who are comfortable with the basics of using multiple daily injections for daily blood glucose management. We will explore using blood glucose results and food and exercise records to assists in making appropriate dose adjustments, thereby making the most of multiple daily injections. (This session is also offered Thursday.)
Outdoor Time for Teens in the Family Activity Village
Facilitators: Parent volunteers TBA
This is designated time for the Teen Group to hang out and have fun in the Family Activity Village, a carnival-type area set up between the Conference Center and the Sheraton. Parents are welcome to assist with supervision. No school-age children at this time, please... designated school-age group time will be from 1:30 - 2:45!
Discussion Group for Single Parents
Facilitator: Richard Rubin
Middle-of-the-night blood glucose checks, sick days, work schedules, grocery shopping, childcare, meal-planning, homework… laundry? Raising a child with diabetes is stressful when two parents participate. When you do it alone - and try to fit everything in (including raising other children), life can sure be challenging. Come to this discussion session and bring your particular challenges to share with the group. Also bring thoughts about what works well for you - this might help another parent who could use your ideas!

Meet the Experts Reception 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Sheraton
Teen Dinner Dance 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Hilton (tickets required)
Dining with the Experts 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. DoubleTree (tickets required)

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