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Welcome to your home base for Sunday, December 6th! Today, we have a full day of programming for parents and adults, some terrific youth sessions, and open meeting rooms for parents, adults, young adults, tweens (9-12), and teens (13-17).

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Friends for Life Winter 2020 Schedule for Sunday, December 6

Click on individual session boxes below to join in.
Sessions will start at their indicated times (Eastern US).
Use password provided in email.

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All Day Meeting Rooms - All Times Eastern US

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Parents Hallway & Info Desk

Catch up with your FFLs in the Parents Hallway.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Adults with T1D Hallway

Stop by the Adults with T1D Hallway to chat with your FFLs.
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Parent and Adult Session from 9:00 - 10:00 am Eastern US

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Diabetes Advocacy in the Post-Election US

Stewart Perry and George Huntley

What do people with diabetes need from the next round of health care reform and what is the political landscape to move the needle? This session will provide an overview of the Consensus Statement on Health Care Reform for People with Diabetes (download the PDF) generated by a collaboration of 12 national diabetes organizations during this summer. You will be encouraged to add your voice with the diabetes advocacy community to encourage Congress to take long overdue action.

George Huntley and Stewart Perry each have over 25 years of federal and state advocacy experience on behalf of people living with diabetes. They are both past national chairs of the board of the American Diabetes Association and current officers of the Diabetes Leadership Council (www.ndvlc.org), the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (www.diabetespac.org) as well as board members of Children with Diabetes.

9:00 - 10:00 in Webinar 1

Youth Sessions from 10:00 - 11:00 am Eastern US

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Kiddie Kove (age 0-5)

Fun with Sports Central

Join a group of inspiring athletes with Type 1 diabetes, learn their stories, and get moving! At an in-person Children with Diabetes event, we'd usually head down to meet the team of athletes at Sports Central, but this time, they're coming to you! Expect to be up and moving around for 30 minutes during this session.

10:00 - 11:00 in the Kiddie Kove Meeting Room

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Elementary (Age 6-8)

Living Healthy with Harold

During this session, we'll have the chance to get moving with Harold, and join in a group activity focused on nutrition and healthy eating! Harold is a United States National Master's Aerobic Champion and has been connecting with the youth at CWD events for years to make exercise and moving FUN! Expect to be moving for 20-30 minutes during this session. No special equipment needed! Just bring yourself, and space to move around. The second half of our session is focused on nutrition, each kid will bring a snack designed in a winter theme picture. For example, bananas as a body of a snowman with raisins as eyes and buttons. Kids will get a chance to share their plate of food, explain their creation and together we will explore what food groups they used and approximate the carb count of their plate.

10:00 - 11:00 in the Elementary Meeting Room

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Tween (Age 9-12)

Green Team + Orange Team

During this session, your youth will have the chance to connect with other green bracelets (those living with type 1 diabetes) and orange bracelets (those who love someone with type 1 diabetes!) The activities will provide the chance for conversations, questions, and learning with others who "get it."

10:00 - 11:00 in the Tween Meeting Room

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Teen (Age 13-17)

Panel with Teen Staff and Leaders

Join your Teen staff and leaders for an open discussion on hot topics and pressing issues.

10:00 - 11:00 in the Teen Meeting Room

Tween and Teen Hallways from 11:00 am - 11:30 am Eastern US

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Tween Hallway

11:00 - 11:30 am

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Teen Hallway

11:00 - 11:30 am

Parent and Adults Sessions from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern US

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Carbohydrate Controversies: How Low Should You Go?

Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN

To go low carb or not to go low carb, that is the question. Mrs. Brown-Riggs discusses the latest research and recommendations on carbohydrates for children and adults with diabetes.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm in Webinar 1

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The Science of Exercise

Mike Riddell, PhD

Exercise has been shown in many studies to improve both physical and mental health, but it can be difficult to manage blood sugars when exercising. Learn how different types of exercise affect blood sugars and how to prevent low blood sugars during and after. Resources to download include Glucose Control During Physical Activity and Exercise Using Closed Loop Technology in Adults and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes and Exercise and Type 1 Diabetes: Strategies for Glucose Control.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm in Webinar 2

Lunch Break from 12:00 - 1:00 pm Eastern US

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Youth Sessions from 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern US

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Kiddie Kove (age 0-5)

Nature Exploration with Ranger Parker

Go on a virtual field trip with Ranger Parker to discover how he takes care of his diabetes while out on the trail.

1:00 - 2:00 in the Kiddie Kove Meeting Room

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Elementary (Age 6-8)

Every Snowflake is Unique

Get ready to design a snowflake as unique as you! In small groups, every elementary kid will create a snowflake that shows how individualistic we are and how we would not be who we are without those around us!

1:00 - 2:00 in the Elementary Meeting Room

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Tween (Age 9-12)

Kahoot + Conversations

Join us for fun trivia with Kahoot and spend time chatting with your Fiffles.

1:00 - 2:00 in the Tween Meeting Room

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Teen (Age 13-17)

Harold Time

Join our fearless fitness wizard, Harold, for a live session to get that blood pumping!

1:00 - 2:00 in the Teen Meeting Room

Tween and Teen Hallways from 2:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern US

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Tween Hallway

2:00 - 2:30 pm

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Teen Hallway

2:00 - 2:30 pm

Parent and Adult Sessions from 2:30 - 3:30 pm Eastern US

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Diabetes and Cultural Sensitivity

Kajal Gandhi, DO, MPH

Just because you have diabetes doesn't mean you fit into a box and that your diabetes team understands where you come from. Kajal discusses how various children/families have unique backgrounds, and discusses ways to make sure your cultural needs are being met by your healthcare team. Please download the "Family / Patient Guide to the Role of Culture and Type 1 Diabetes Care" (Word or PDF) to help you with this discussion.

2:30 - 3:30 in Webinar 1

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Hybrid Closed Loop Systems: The Next Evolution of Diabetes Management

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE

Closed loop systems are an amazing tool to use for managing diabetes, but it's not always that simple. Gary will provide his personal and professional insight on the various systems that are on the market to help you make the most of the latest technologies.

2:30 - 3:30 in Webinar 2

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Winter-FFL-2020-Sunday

Friends for Life Winter 2020 Schedule for Sunday, December 6

Click on individual session boxes below to join in.
Sessions will start at their indicated times (Eastern US).
Use password provided in email.