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Diabetes Youth NZ AGM - Mini-Conference

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  1. kiwikid

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    This year Diabetes Youth New Zealand is having its AGM in New Plymouth on Saturday May 10th - with lots of assistance from the wonderful group at Diabetes Youth Taranaki. This has evolved into a 2 day conference with the emphasis very much on family participation. The full programme has yet to be developed, but expect to see talks from specialists from throughout NZ on such things as Transition to Adult services, psychological aspects of living with Type 1 diabetes in children and young people, pumping, coping with sports and diabetes, carbohydrates, camping, and lots more. There will be plenty of opportunity for interaction, panel discussions, question time and of course the all important conference dinner and networking time.

    We are trying to keep registration costs to a minimum to allow families to attend. Child care WILL be provided. More details will be on our website www.diabetesyouth.org.nz soon, but feel free to contact me if you require any info in the meantime....we welcome any suggestions.

    Chris Murray ( diabetesyouthchch@hotmail.com ) Diabetes Youth New Zealand

    PS..we won't say no to any offers of sponsorship either. If you know of anyone who would like to be involved please get them to contact me.
     
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    If you are still debating whether to come?
    Programme below - go to http://www.diabetesyouth.org.nz for registration details. Only $100 per person or $180 family of 2 adults 2 children ( $200 for 3 or more children)
    2008 DIABETES YOUTH NZ CONFERENCE
    10 – 11 May, 2008 New Plymouth.

    Saturday 10th May
     9.00am Welcome and Opening Ceremony, Powhiri

     9.30am Transition from Paediatric to Adult Services, Dr. John Doran, Paediatrician and Dr. Chandrasekar Chellamuthu, Endocrinologist

     10.15am Question time followed by Morning Tea and Industry Group Displays

     11.00am “What’s the best way to treat hypo’s in children?” Lindsay McTavish, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Capital Coast DHB

     11.30am Lab Tests – “Why do we need them?” “What do they mean?” “Are they the be all and end all?” Dr Michael Crooke, Wellington

     12.00: Carbohydrates, insulin and exercise: Solving the puzzle Mark Leydon, Dietitian, Waikato Regional Diabetes Service, DESA

     12.30pm Question time followed by Lunch, Free Time, Industry Group Displays

     1.30pm DYNZ AGM with Guest Speaker Damien Wiseman (NZ Track Cyclist who has type 1 diabetes)

     3.30pm Afternoon Tea and Diabetes Industry Group Displays

     4.00pm Social work support for children/young people with diabetes Marianne Pike, Taranaki DHB Social Worker

     4.30pm Pumping in Mid Central Mary Yiannoutsos, Diabetes Nurse Specialist

     5.00pm Question time

     6.30pm Conference Dinner and Entertainment at Marbles – Devon Hotel

    Sunday 11th May

     9.00am Panel discussion with International Diabetes Federation Youth Delegates
    “What’s life like as a young adult with diabetes?”(chaired by Trudy Brown)
    “My role as a youth field worker ” with Trudy Brown, Canterbury

     9.45am Question time followed by Morning Tea and Diabetes Industry Displays

     10.30am Diabetes and Coeliac - Anne Madison

     11.00am Starting School - Grace Harris Starship Nurse Specialist

     11.30am Lantus and children Rosalie Hornung Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist

     12.00pm “How does Atmospheric Heat affect Diabetic’s Blood Sugar” Daniel Robb (Winner, Lilly Young Achievers Award 2007)

     12.30pm Close of Conference, lunch and farewells
     
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    So who is going? I am. Looking forward to putting some faces to names.
     
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    I am!! :D Are you bringing your boys?
    It will be great to meet you :cwds:
     
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    Unfortuntely the boys wont be with me, they couldn't possibly miss the first soccer game of the season:eek: Looking forward to meeting you.:)
     
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    Ellen - it was brilliant. It went really well with great speakers and lots of people attending. It was really nice to meet up with Dianna and others I've met online. I think a highlight was that as a youth conference it focused on kids and young people with Type 1, and the teenage panel got some curly questions from parents about parenting teens with Diabetes. There was a nice range of topics to suit everyone.
    The article in the paper was nice - alongside the main article was a clear concise table of the differences between Type 1 and Type 2.
     
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    Some photos here http://www.diabetesyouth.org.nz/photos/conference2008/
    Dr John Doran is Rachels paediatrician (Head Paediatrician and Chief Medical Advisor of our DHB) and she thinks he's wonderful (so do I :eek:)
    Damien Wiseman is a curent NZ record holder in Cycling.
    Somewhere in the crowd is Dianna, but I was sitting to the left of the group photo so you won't see me :cwds:
     
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    Yes I'm in the crowd, but too hard to see:D. Mary Yiannoutsos is Scotts nurse. The conference was just great, and I had a great time meeting people and learning lots.:)
     

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