Welcome to your home base for Saturday, July 18th! We’re excited to bring you some excellent sessions this weekend, including advocacy sessions, psychosocial discussion groups, and a Q&A with VIPWD, Mark Andrews. Our evening program celebrates Family Fun Night and our Prom-style Teen dance. Check out the links below, which are organized by time slots, for information on these sessions.
All Day Meeting Rooms - All Times Eastern US
Session from 9:00 - 9:45 am Eastern US
Advocacy Keynote Part 1: Affordable Insulin and Other Things People with Diabetes Need in the Next Round of Health Care Reform
Stewart Perry and George Huntley
What have we learned from the COVID-19 experience and what do people with diabetes need from the next round of health care reform? There are a lot of questions, and our team is working towards answers. This session is an interactive journey into diabetes advocacy in 2020 and the future. 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 National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council (www.ndvlc.org), as well as board members of Children with Diabetes.
9:00 - 9:45 in Webinar 1
Sessions from 10:45 - 11:30 am Eastern US
Advocacy Keynote Part 2: Spotlight on the Hidden Players Who Drive Health Insurance Costs and Coverages
Stewart Perry and George Huntley
I’m mad as H^%$ and don’t know who to call! Let us help! This first-of-its kind advocacy presentation will walk you through the hidden players in our health care system from public to private and how you, as an advocate, can connect with them. (It’s not always as simple as writing your senator or representative!) Join George Huntley and Stewart Perry for the next part of their advocacy sessions. They will help attendees channel their advocacy passion and frustration into actionable to-do lists with tangible outcomes.
10:45 - 11:30 in Webinar 1
Panel Discussion: Being a Couple and Making it Work
Jimmy & Liz Dodson, Sam Billetdeaux & Grace Grande-Cassell, Kyle Banks & Khary Septh, and Brian Grant & Matt Point
Relationships require communication, respect, and work … and adding diabetes into the mix makes for another element to juggle. Join four of our Friends for Life couples for a panel discussion about relationships with diabetes in the mix.
This session is for adults with type 1 diabetes and their significant others, only. No parents or teens are permitted. Due to the personal nature of this session, attendees must have their camera and audio on to participate. This session will not be recorded or shared.
10:45 - 11:30 in Meeting 2
Parents of Campers Wrap-Up
Erin Callahan, Sam Records, and AJ McCulloch
For 71 years, the American Diabetes Association has hosted summer camps for children with Type 1 diabetes across the country. This year, for the first time, we welcomed kids from around the world to ADA Imagine Camp, a virtual program delivered in the safety of our campers’ homes, allowing for new connections, creativity, and education for the whole family. We want to hear from you! As we continue to shape the programs and support we offer to children, families, and young adults living with T1D, your feedback is important, and your recommendations are always so valuable. Please join us as we discuss the past, present, and future of our camp programs, and how we may continue to earn the privilege of serving you and your camper!
10:45 - 11:30 in Webinar 3
Exercise Break from 12:00 - 12:30 pm Eastern US
Workout With the Pros
Sponsored by Tandem
Join Professional Freestyle Skier Lauren Salko and Diabetic Health and Fitness Coach Matt Vande Vegte for a 30-minute family workout session to help you get moving between sessions! All fitness levels are welcome. If you received a fitness band in your Box of FFL, bring it along.
Note: The t:slim X2 insulin pump is approved for individuals 6 years of age and greater.
12:00 - 12:30 in the Tandem Room
Sessions from 2:15 - 3:00 pm Eastern US
Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes, the Discovery of Insulin, and the Making of a Medical Miracle
Join author Arthur Ainsberg to learn about Elizabeth Evans Hughes, daughter of the then US Secretary of State, and her struggle to survive with type 1 diabetes. Go on an incredible journey back in time to the days before insulin was discovered, and learn the story of one of the first people in the world to be treated with the miracle of insulin.
2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 1
Avoiding and Overcoming Diabetes Burnout
William Polonsky, PhD, CDE with Kerri Sparling
The emotional side of diabetes doesn’t always get top-billing, but it is crucial to recognize because diabetes burnout is real. Feeling overwhelmed by diabetes makes it really difficult to take care of diabetes, but there are ways to avoid, address, or overcome diabetes burnout. Join Dr. William Polonsky and CWD Board member Kerri Sparling for a conversation about diabetes burnout. Bring your questions to this live session!
2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 2
Recognizing and Overcoming Diabetes Burnout for Parents
Korey Hood, PhD
Diabetes burnout and distress happen for people living with diabetes … and also for the people who are caring for them. Parents of kids with diabetes can experience burnout, too, and it’s just as important to address it. Join psychologist Korey Hood for a discussion just for parents about recognizing and overcoming the unique challenge of diabetes caregiver burnout.
2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 3
Safe at School
Children with diabetes spend a great deal of time in school and daycare. Federal regulations mandate that these facilities provide a safe environment. This session will discuss these issues and will briefly cover how to implement a care plan for a child with diabetes. There will be lots of time for questions, so bring your thoughts and be ready to share!
2:15 - 3:00 in Webinar 4
Session from 3:30 - 4:30 pm Eastern US
A Season of Control: Q&A with Mark Andrews and Tandem Diabetes Care
Join Mark Andrews and Tandem Diabetes Care to learn about what Mark is looking forward to during the upcoming football season and how he'll be tracking time in range on the football field in 2020. Use this form to submit questions you'd like to have answered by Mark during the show! He will do his best to answer as many as possible.
3:30 - 4:30 in Webinar 1
Evening Program - All Times Eastern US
Family Fun Night
This year, Family Fun Night is for the whole family – and especially for children 12 and under. DJ JW and his team are bringing the high-energy entertainment you know and love. We’ll have music and plenty of interactive games and dancing. Put on your favorite FFL swag (or your most beloved Disney gear!) and let’s party! Be sure to share your photos on social media using the #FFLOrlando20 hashtag, and feel free to tag the @CWDiabetes accounts in your posts!
6:00 - 8:00 in Meeting 2
Teen Dance – It’s Prom Night!
To say “it’s been a weird year” is an understatement, and the whole CWD team has been thinking about our Teens who have missed some milestone events because of COVID-19. This is why the Friends for Life Teen Dance is officially a Virtual Prom Night! Get dressed up, call your friends, and dance the night away … even if you’re only in your living room. We’ll be bringing music from DJ Miles Productions, so crank it up and get excited! Be sure to share your photos on social media using the #FFLOrlando20 hashtag, and feel free to tag the @CWDiabetes accounts in your posts!
9:00 - 11:00 in Meeting 3