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Children With Diabetes Northern California Get-Away Weekend
Friday, July 28 - Monday, July 31
Santa Clara Marriott




Would you like to give your child an insulin injection without having to give a five-minute explanation and history of Type I diabetes to curious onlookers? Would you like to give your toddler an ice cream cone without hearing "should he be eating that with his diabetes?" Would you like to ask your teen if she is "high" without disapproving stares from total strangers? We all know that it is not possible to get away from diabetes management, but we have an opportunity that is almost as good!

Join us for a long weekend at the Marriott in Santa Clara, California. Spend time relaxing, sharing, and listening with the only other people who can truly relate to your daily struggle . . . other families who have children with diabetes. This is not a conference or a camp, but just a weekend getaway where wearing a pump, testing blood glucose, counting carbs, and giving injections are "normal." Spend your days lounging around the pool, thrilling to the rides at Great America, or making new friends. Watch your child or teen make friends with others who are "just like me." Talk to other families about their struggles and triumphs while living with diabetes.

There is no set schedule, and no conference fee. The only cost will be your room and meals. Jeff Hitchcock, Laura Billetdeaux, and other CWD staff (CWD Dad Jim Stone) will be present to share their experiences and organize some voluntary games and activities. On Friday evening, Smiths-Medical will sponsor 'Just Coz' – an evening of food and fun ... 'just coz' our kids are all there in one place and we need a cool evening to kick things off!

Reserve your room now. The special CWD rate for a double-double room is $129 per night. Call 408-988-1500 to make reservations; make sure you say you are with the Children with Diabetes group (to get in our room block). Rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are holding 20 of them. Note that you do need to stay at the hotel in order to participate in this weekend.

Also, please complete the registration form and send it to Laura Billetdeaux (info on the form). There is no registration fee, but CWD does need your contact information and email address so that we may communicate with you regarding the weekend.

For more information, call Laura Billetdeaux at 734-428-8265 between 9:00-5:00 Eastern time, weekdays. Email is also fine:

Download the registration form:

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