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Saturday, October 13, 2012

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Buffet Breakfast - Sugar Land Ballroom VI-X

9:00-10:15 am - Session


Opening Keynote: CGMS and New Technology
Presenter: Stephen Ponder
Location: Sugar Land Ballroom VI-X

For lots of kids and families using CGM devices and using advanced pump features are the methods of choice in managing diabetes. There are many compelling reasons why this makes sense, and Steve will present some of the science and practicality behind it and preview new technology that is in the works.

10:15-10:45 am – Coffee break, exhibits open in Ballroom Foyer

10:45-12:00 noon - Sessions


Advanced Pumping Techniques
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Ballroom VI

Are you confused about all of the advanced pump features and how they can help with diabetes management? Gary will review the various options and how they can effectively be integrated to get the best blood sugar control. This session is for people who have been pumping at least several months and are comfortable with the basic concepts of pumping insulin.


Managing Diabetes in School
Presenters: Crystal Jackson
Location: Ballroom VII-VIII

Come learn from Crystal how sensors, blood glucose meters, pumps, and other diabetes technology can be effectively and safely utilized in school settings.


Sick Day Management
Presenters: Natalie Bellini
Location: Ballroom IX-X

How do you effectively control blood sugars when your child is sick? What steps should you take when they’re sick to assure that DKA won’t happen? Are there certain items you should readily have on hand when sick? Natalie will review these and other sick day guidelines. This is an interactive session – questions are encouraged!

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. – Lunch Buffet in Sugar Land Ballroom VI-X, exhibits open

1:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Sessions


Making Sense of Sensor Data
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Ballroom VI

If your child is on a CGMS (continuous glucose monitoring system) or you are thinking about starting one for your child, come listen to Gary describe the pros and cons of CGMS and how to make sense of the extensive data that comes with such a system. Gary will elaborate on how to effectively focus on CGMS trends rather than comparing CGMS data with blood glucose results.


Managing Diabetes Stress and Burnout
Presenter: Jill Weissberg-Benchell
Location: Ballroom VII-VIII

The emotional side of diabetes is often overlooked, but it's so very important! Many people living with or caring for someone with type 1 diabetes experience burnout. They are simply overwhelmed by the day-to-day demands of diabetes. Feeling overwhelmed makes it almost impossible to take good care of your diabetes. This session presents ways to prevent or overcome diabetes burnout.


School Management Discussion (Open Forum)
Presenters: Crystal Jackson
Location: Ballroom IX-X

This session will be an open forum and discussion for families with challenges or problems with school management of diabetes related issues. Crystal will facilitate the discussion and encourage questions.

2:15 - 2:45 p.m. – Coffee break, exhibits open

2:45 - 4:00 p.m. - Sessions


Sports, Exercise, and BG Control
Presenter: Gary Scheiner
Location: Ballroom VI

Learn tips to maximize performance and maintain normal blood sugar during practice and competition while using an insulin pump. Learn how to effectively use the advanced pump features to prevent hypoglycemia.


Infusion Sets and Sensors
Presenter: Natalie Bellini
Location: Ballroom VII-VIII

There are so many infusion sets on the market right now—picking the right one can be mind-boggling in and of itself. What are the differences between angled vs straight-in insertions? Why is a 6mm cannula different than a 9mm in terms of function, and who should use each? Which infusion sets go in by hand and which have an insertion device? Which sets are proprietary to specific pumps, and which can be used with any pump? How do you get an infusion set to stick—and then how do you get it off when it's really stuck? If you are considering a cgm, what are the things to learn about the differences between sensors? Join Natalie for a very hands-on session!


Strategies for Carb Counting Special Occasions
Presenter: Mike Schurig
Location: Ballroom IX-X

Carb Counting is an integral part of diabetes management but how do you work in special occasions such as eating out, school lunches, parties? Also learn how to adjust insulin based on various types of meals eaten.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Buffet Breakfast in Sugar Land Ballroom VI-X

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Session


Closing Keynote: Care Suggestions
Presenter: Jeff Hitchcock
Location: Sugar Land Ballroom VI-X

Jeff Hitchcock, president of Children with Diabetes and father of a daughter with type 1 diabetes, will bring together all of the information we have learned during the conference and present his viewpoint on living well with type 1 diabetes.

Session Codes:   Science   Research   Diabetes 101   Psychosocial   Exercise   Grandparents   College   Adults Type 1   Legal & Advocacy

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