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CWD Conferences Chat - January 9, 2008

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Our chat about upcoming CWD conferences starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:07:30 PM EST 2008
Good evening.  Smile  If anyone joins in, please say hello so I know you are there!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:08:31 PM EST 2008
Hi Laura  Smile 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:08:51 PM EST 2008
hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:09:21 PM EST 2008
Hey Connie! How are you? How's the gang?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:09:32 PM EST 2008
Hi Chelsea

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:09:38 PM EST 2008
Hey Chelsea  Smile 

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:09:50 PM EST 2008
HI everyone Grin 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:10:00 PM EST 2008
hi connie

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:10:29 PM EST 2008
We are all doing really good, Laura - Happy New Year to your family...I have a quick question, do you know if we can prepay for the hotel?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:10:36 PM EST 2008
Hey Heather - You guys drying out in California?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:11:11 PM EST 2008
I don't know if you can pre-pay, but it's an easy question. I'll find out for you tomorrow and email you, ok?

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:11:22 PM EST 2008
Hello

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:11:22 PM EST 2008
Today yes, yesterday no LOL 

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:11:42 PM EST 2008
Perfect, thanks Laura. I know Disney will allow you - just would like to get it all out of the way sooner then later

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:12:37 PM EST 2008
i trying to make my dad come on i relay want to go to the confrerence

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:12:43 PM EST 2008
Hello Heather & Poppop Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:12:51 PM EST 2008
I just sent a note to our Renaissance contact.
Hi Poppop! I love seeing that name - it's what my kids called my dad. Very good memories.  Smile 

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:13:25 PM EST 2008
Hi all. Happy New Year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:13:57 PM EST 2008
Chelsea, if your dad isn't comfortable on the chat, he can always email me if he has questions. And make sure you take a look at the conference website in the next week or so - we are going to have all of the sessions listed in detail.

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:14:24 PM EST 2008
Laura, Poppop is on the chat along with Grammy. System didn't allow me to include Grammy.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:14:44 PM EST 2008
Has the shirt color been decided on?

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:14:57 PM EST 2008
Will there ever be a conference at Disney Calif?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:15:12 PM EST 2008
good evening everybody

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:15:24 PM EST 2008
In fact, that was my Reminder for the Night! To take a look at the website sometime next week and check out the schedule.
Also - anyone needing childcare for kids under age 6 - those forms are now online. We can accept 100 kids in childcare.

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:16:56 PM EST 2008
Hi PD Smile Connie

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:16:57 PM EST 2008
Ok then - Poppop and Grammy! Grin 

Heather - no Friends for Life events at Disney in California. They aren't big enough. We require a giant convention space. At this point, only the Coronado at Disney World and the Marriott World Center are large enough to accommodate the conference. This year, we'll have the teens over at Marriott World Center because not everything fits at the Renaissance!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:17:09 PM EST 2008
Hey PD! How are things in Kansas?

Registered User smiley had diabetes for 6 years  (58.179.213.196) Wed Jan 09 09:17:20 PM EST 2008
hello???

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:17:56 PM EST 2008
Geez, it's hard to believe that Brooke was in childcare the first year we attended and she'll turn 10 on July 31st...so it's elementary for her this summer but she is REALLY looking forward to being a 'tween' at the Bethesda conference Smile 

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:17:59 PM EST 2008
Bummer, I can't afford to go all the way across the country

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:18:12 PM EST 2008
Shirt color: I'm trying for a very light butter yellow with turquoise print. But no final decisions yet - I'm waiting for pricing! Last year's purple was too dark for the heat, I think.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:18:57 PM EST 2008
Heather - check out www.ecwdf.org - for scholarship information

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:19:11 PM EST 2008
We do have other conferences in California (and other places in the country) - just not the summer conference. Here is the link to our events schedule: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/ Note that there is a conference in Seattle in 6 weeks.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:19:15 PM EST 2008
Hi Laura, awfully slow here, the weather is confused, one day in the 60's then snow and rain, then in the 40's, horrible weather to try to get work, great weather for sick kids  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:19:17 PM EST 2008
Grammy and I are looking forward to working with Betty B on the Grandparent's Welcome Reception at this year's FFL conference in Orlando.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:19:30 PM EST 2008
Ah - Thanks Connie. Do you want to talk a little bit about that now?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:19:47 PM EST 2008
John Deere yellow with green lettering would work  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:20:38 PM EST 2008
The Grandparents Group will be a Biggie this year! I saw Betty last week at the CWD conference in Marco Island - we didn't get a chance to sit down and talk details, but we will soon. I really enjoy having grandparents with us - it is so important!

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:21:07 PM EST 2008
I was thrilled to see the photo I took on the back cover of the Seattle brochure. It was a shot of my granddaughter, Emily with her new BFF Alexa holding hands.

Registered User Christine   (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:21:24 PM EST 2008
Hi everyone- didn't realize there was a conference chat going on today. The conferences look like so much fun and so educational!

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:21:31 PM EST 2008
Hello Smile 
Hi Laura, we sent off our registration form Monday for the Focus on Pumping in Seattle!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:22:19 PM EST 2008
Poppop - That is my new favorite photo. I cropped it a bit - but to me, that photo encompasses what CWD is all about. Alexa's grandma wrote to me as soon as she saw the photo. She's working with us on the Seattle conference next month. What a nice family.

Registered User Heather (CA) Seth's mom, 12 dx'd at 7 (shots)  (71.134.190.239) Wed Jan 09 09:22:30 PM EST 2008
Thanks everyone Smile 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:22:32 PM EST 2008
Is this about any of them in particular, or the conferences in general?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:22:45 PM EST 2008
Christine, you were asking me about the FFL conference the other night, Laura can answer all of your questions about it

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:23:30 PM EST 2008
It looks like a great time. I wish I could come, but I don't think the logistics are gonna work out this year :(

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:23:40 PM EST 2008
Yay Bonnie! We are going to have so much fun in Seattle. It looks like a wonderful group - with so many first-timers! And such great speakers. I can't wait! It's also going to be the first time that my college-age son, Sam, is on staff. He'll be working with the Tween group, and is very excited about it.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:24:01 PM EST 2008
Sure, Laura. The Education for Children with Diabetes (ECWDF) provides scholarships for families to attend the annual FFL conference. New this year will be scholarships solely for young adults. More information on what is covered and the applications for the scholarships can be found at www.ecwdf.org

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 09:24:16 PM EST 2008
We are thrilled and Alexa along with her parents travelled from Seattle to NYS to visit us during the Thanksgiving break. The girls were so excited to be able to spend time together and we (parents & grandparents) really enjoyed our time together. CWD/FFL is great for everyone.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:24:27 PM EST 2008
Is FFL the one that is sold out already?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:24:37 PM EST 2008
Christine - This chat is about any conference... although most people tend to ask about FFL or the next conference in line (Seattle). I'm open for any questions! You also can email me privately if you'd like more of an individual conversation. That's fine.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:25:10 PM EST 2008
Connie - The deadline for applying for scholarships is...?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:25:22 PM EST 2008
Ok, thanks

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:26:36 PM EST 2008
when the deadlien for formes for goign to the conferences in orlando

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:26:53 PM EST 2008
It will be my first summer working, so I don't know if I'd be able to get off. Plus freshly graduating college, money is an issue.

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:27:00 PM EST 2008
My non-d son Dylan-7 asked if it will be like diabetes family camp? I told him there will be lots to do!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:27:02 PM EST 2008
None of the current conferences are sold out. The Marco Island conference that was held last week sold out three months ago. The FFL room block is getting pretty full... so if you want to stay at the conference hotel, you should make a reservation asap. We have reserved nearly the whole hotel (a few rooms are held by airlines, etc., for their crews). You are, of course, welcome to commute or stay elsewhere. Most people choose to be on site because of the convenience of being with everyone.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:28:02 PM EST 2008
Ok, I must have been thinking of Marco Island

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:28:23 PM EST 2008
Plenty to do at the Seattle conference! I just sent the kids schedule to Jeff to post online - it should be up this weekend. So Dylan can see exactly what he'll be doing. And, if he is nervous or has questions, I can connect you to Miss Lauren or Miss Michelle who run the elementary program, and they can answer even more questions! Dylan will have a blast (make sure he brings a swimsuit).

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:28:46 PM EST 2008
ok tell my dad taht i wnat him to come on but i do not know if he will

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:29:07 PM EST 2008
Hey Laura and hey all!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:29:07 PM EST 2008
The deadline for ECWDF scholarships is April 15, 2008. Families/Young Adults will be notified by May 31, 2008 if they receive one.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:29:37 PM EST 2008
Early registration (the least expensive price) ends on January 31. Assuming there is space, you can register right up to July 1. However, I am guessing that the conference will sell out and that we won't have last minute registration available.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:29:41 PM EST 2008
There's a scholarship for young adults?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:29:46 PM EST 2008
Hi Chris

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:30:34 PM EST 2008
Hey Christine  Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:30:44 PM EST 2008
Hey Chris! Great to see you! Everyone - Chris is one of the Teen staff. He'll be at both Seattle and FFL.  Smile 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:31:12 PM EST 2008
Chris, you're a man of many hats, eh?

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:31:39 PM EST 2008
Laura, while we are in sessions if Ella is need of us how are we found?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:31:46 PM EST 2008
Christine - Yes - this is very exciting! You can check out all that is covered - http://www.ecwdf.org/FFLYoungAdults.htm

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:31:50 PM EST 2008
I seem to learn about one of your new talents everyday this week

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:32:04 PM EST 2008
I believe there are 10 scholarships for young adults... right Connie? Note that the scholarships come from the ECWDF which is a totally separate organization from CWD. Connie is on the Board, so she's the expert.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:32:14 PM EST 2008
I'm finally home one evening and was able to get on for a change! Although my two side kicks are sick and asleep!

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:33:05 PM EST 2008
Bonnie, you will find out that the kids have so much fun that they don't need the parents during their sessions  LOL 

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:33:05 PM EST 2008
Christine, I just do what Laura whatever wants me to do! I'm a good order taker  LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:33:26 PM EST 2008
Bonnie - We will fetch you! Do not worry. Mary Babin coordinates childcare for each and every conference, and she knows what she's doing. She is fabulous with the kids - and she is a nurse and CDE. We know where to find YOU - so if we need you, we'll come into the session and holler. Seriously.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:33:36 PM EST 2008
wait, Chris, are you the same Chris that works at Abbott? Or am I confusing you with a different Chris  Confused 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:34:22 PM EST 2008
I'll vouch for that. Chris is a good orders-taker. He also is in charge of Security at all of our conferences. Before we pick a site for a conference, Chris scouts things out to make sure it's a safe place for us. He's a gem. Chris - sorry Bernie and Trev are sick. How's the dog?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:34:34 PM EST 2008
Wow, the young adult's scholarship covers quite a bit

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:34:38 PM EST 2008
different Christine

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:34:43 PM EST 2008
Hi Everyone! I am already getting excited for the Renissance in Orlando. Hi Laura and to all.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:35:12 PM EST 2008
You must be confusing me. I work and live in Va Beach and volunteer with CWD as much as I can!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:35:30 PM EST 2008
Laura, you are correct - 10 young adult scholarships and the plan is to have the recipient share a room with another young adult (of course, the same gender will be paired.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:35:32 PM EST 2008
I don't even know what the "diabetes outreach program" is. -1 on the young adult's scholarship for me

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:35:42 PM EST 2008
Laura, I wasn't sure if there is a number system screen. I am very comfortable with leaving Ella just wasn't sure how we will be found.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:35:55 PM EST 2008
Laura, dog is fine and cute as ever!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:36:27 PM EST 2008
Chris is a very, very busy police officer. You can read about him on our Seattle faculty page - there's even a picture! http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Seattle2008/faculty.htm Gee, Chris - see what you got yourself into when you joined the chat?

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 11, dx'd at 6  (139.55.53.37) Wed Jan 09 09:37:05 PM EST 2008
Is there a place to see what kind of volunteers are still needed and what we can sign up for?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:37:14 PM EST 2008
Hi Betty! How are you? Good to see you on the chat!  Smile 

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:37:24 PM EST 2008
 Blush 

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:37:35 PM EST 2008
Anyone want to come to sunny CA. We were a shiny 68 degrees today.http://chat.childrenwithdiabetes.com/images/icon_cool.gif

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:38:00 PM EST 2008
awwww...you bent the needle? That's funnny

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:38:14 PM EST 2008
It was 68 in sunny buffalo yesterday, in a strange twist of events

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:38:18 PM EST 2008
Ellen - Thanks for asking about volunteers. We will need quite a few this summer... but I won't have the schedule with time slots until about May or so. And the first people who get scheduled as volunteers are the people who receive scholarships, as that is part of the agreement. We LOVE extra help!  Grin 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:38:24 PM EST 2008
though today we lost our power with a storm

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:38:27 PM EST 2008
Virginia was a balmy 70! but ask me next week!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:38:41 PM EST 2008
it so cold here

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:39:12 PM EST 2008
Hi Laura. Are we still getting the pink shirts again for the guys???? lol :)

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:39:29 PM EST 2008
Connie- have a lot of people applied for the young adults scholarship so far?

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:39:46 PM EST 2008
Christine, Trevor was very pleased when it was my turn to give him his shot for the first time! I have gottne better though  Eek 

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:39:51 PM EST 2008
Christine - if you have any questions concerning the application, please feel free to inquire by sending an email to scholarships@ecwdf.org - and someone will get back to you

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:40:18 PM EST 2008
With the kids in childcare, we do test bgs... they are too young to tell us if they feel high, low, 'funny', etc., so we check them. However, the sessions are just an hour long, and in between sessions, you pick up your child for snack break or lunch, so you can eyeball them to see what you think, check bg, give snack and insulin... whatever you need to do.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:40:36 PM EST 2008
ok, thanks

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:41:01 PM EST 2008
And I'll chime in with the Michigan weather... yesterday was 63... and today back down to 'normal' 30.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:41:08 PM EST 2008
One thing's for sure, you WILL NOT starve

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:41:11 PM EST 2008
what is the tempture there in orland for the conference like

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:41:46 PM EST 2008
Not to worry, you will be very comfortable that your child is being looked after.

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:41:48 PM EST 2008
I am getting a better picture of how childcare will be look with Ella, thanks Smile 

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:41:54 PM EST 2008
I want to be a volunteer this year please. I'll supply you with your peanut M&Ms and Diet Coke!

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:42:06 PM EST 2008
If I come as a young adult by myself, will I kind of be a lone ranger since most come with families?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:42:20 PM EST 2008
Betty, I keep threatening to put all those men - especially the whiners - in pink shirts! Something at least to single them out!  LOL  I think PD was one of them last year, wasn't he?

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:42:43 PM EST 2008
Florida is hot and sticky in July, but the good company more than makes up for it!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:42:55 PM EST 2008
Christine, the applications go to the ECWDF President and then from there she blinds them out and sends them out to those who review the applications. Since I don't receive the applications as they come in, I'm not aware of how many come in. With that said, though, if you are interested it's certainly worth your time to complete and submit  Smile 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 09:43:02 PM EST 2008
Hi.
Bonnie, the childcare is A++++++++

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:43:20 PM EST 2008
I didn't whine, I would wear a pink shirt as long as it says Children with Diabetes on it  Grin 

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:43:32 PM EST 2008
Christine, you will be able to meet up with others who are going solo or hang out with families you get to know while chatting!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:43:35 PM EST 2008
Oh no - you definitely won't starve! Picking the food for the conferences is my favorite part... and then Mike Schurig, CWD's wonderful dietitian, figures out portion sizes and carb counts for every item of food that goes on the buffet tables. So, the info is right there for you to figure insulin dosing.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:43:43 PM EST 2008
how hot

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:43:52 PM EST 2008
Yes PD was definitely one of them. And yes he was whining!

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:44:00 PM EST 2008
Our young adult group is growing and many of our past teens will be in that group this year. You should not be short of company.

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:44:01 PM EST 2008
PD, along with the pink shirt you will have to wear shorts Razz !

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:44:16 PM EST 2008
The air conditioning isn't sticky.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:44:21 PM EST 2008
They're not 100% sure I have type 1. It depends on which doctor I ask at my endo's office  Rolling Eyes  Can I still apply? They're definitely sure I have diabetes though

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:44:44 PM EST 2008
How nice with the serving/carb info at buffet!
Hi Ellen!

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:44:59 PM EST 2008
Cool. I know one person who I think is going. And I've talked to Marissa a little on facebook. So I already have a bit of a jump start

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:45:15 PM EST 2008
Am I to understand that this year's shirts are pink?

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:45:15 PM EST 2008
Laura, unfortunately, unless we get a windfall, I might have to buy some shirts and have you mail them to me, economy is pretty bad here

Bonnie, not a chance in h***  Razz 

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 10, pumping ,celiac  (68.246.214.67) Wed Jan 09 09:45:45 PM EST 2008
Hi everybody. Chelsea, it's usually in the 90s outside but inside its always air conditioned to the point you really should have a sweater with you.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:45:51 PM EST 2008
I think pink is cool :D

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:46:02 PM EST 2008
Christine - absolutely not! There are a lot of young adults who attend "alone" and by the time they leave, they have a HUGE new family. Trust me, you'll be no different!  Smile 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:46:11 PM EST 2008
Hi Mary Catherine

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:46:28 PM EST 2008
Florida is a typical subtropical zone. Last year seemed particularily sticky, even at night. We tend to stay inside!  Razz 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:46:30 PM EST 2008
ok my dad want me to get teh tempu before he erve consiter going

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:46:39 PM EST 2008
PD, LOL 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:46:45 PM EST 2008
ok, I'm applying. Not sure my chances are too good, but what have I got to loose?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 09:46:54 PM EST 2008
Little Brooke is NINE Eek 

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:47:11 PM EST 2008
Hi Ellen

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:47:15 PM EST 2008
Two years ago at Sea World was about the hottest I remember. That Saturday was brutal. And we did not have special passes. This year, the Saturday park will be Universal. You have a choice of going to either Islands of Adventure or Universal Studios Florida. The price of the ticket - purchased on your registration - includes lunch. It also includes a Guest Assistance Card for you. I have only 1000 of those, as that is how many people I am anticipating coming to the lunch. Btw, the lunch is a benefit for the ECWDF and helps to support the scholarships that Connie has been telling us about. If you purchased a ticket to the park at the gate, it would be over $60. So essentially you get lunch for free, plus a Guest Assistance Card. The park gave us a very good deal. No outdoor air conditioning, though!

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 11, dx'd 6  (139.55.53.37) Wed Jan 09 09:47:28 PM EST 2008
When will the focus groups and the programs be listed?

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:47:52 PM EST 2008
That is Great Christine....

I know Ellen - it's so hard to imagine...I remember talking to you over 5 years ago right after she was dx'd and such a little thing!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:48:59 PM EST 2008
No, Chris! We're teasing about the pink shirts. I'm hoping for light butter yellow - but not sure we can get those. Working on it. Turquoise print.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:49:38 PM EST 2008
I was going to say Laura, how in the world did you get that by Jeff!

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:50:16 PM EST 2008
You aren't kidding about SeaWorld. We spent most of the time treating lows stopping every few minutes for a different kid. The LOW STATIONS are a tremendous help and helps relieve some of the stress. Laura, I thought we were getting rainbow shirts this year?

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 09:50:18 PM EST 2008
oops! i am late

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:50:29 PM EST 2008
Hey Ellen!  Cool 
Now how did I know you would ask that question?
Different system this year. The sponsoring companies will all send me their focus group topics and times by the end of February. We will then post them online and people will sign up via computer. You will need to be registered for the conference in order to sign up for focus groups. Last year with all the focus groups and 2500 people, it got very labor-intensive trying to figure out 'who goes where' - especially when people changed their minds! So, this year, the computer can help!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:51:09 PM EST 2008
Hey Heather! Great to see you online! Can't wait to see you in Seattle! How's your crew?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:51:10 PM EST 2008
Hi Heather

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:51:17 PM EST 2008
What's a low station?

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 09:51:36 PM EST 2008
anyone here going to seattle?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:51:39 PM EST 2008
I do like rainbow shirts. VERY hard to see the sponsor logos on the back, though. So, it won't work.

Registered User Bonnie mom of Ella,5,dxd at 14 months pumping  (71.34.103.54) Wed Jan 09 09:53:03 PM EST 2008
Thank-you for all your insight Smile  Looking forward to Seattle, time to get bedtime routine going Wink 

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:53:25 PM EST 2008
I don't mean "rainbow" shirts, I meant shirts in different colors with our logo on them. Sorry.

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:53:29 PM EST 2008
ttyl Bonnie

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 10, pumping ,celiac  (68.246.214.67) Wed Jan 09 09:53:41 PM EST 2008
Laura, any new special guests you can tell us about?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:53:56 PM EST 2008
does correcting my professors in class count as diabetes education?  LOL 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 09:54:08 PM EST 2008
what all about shirts

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:54:12 PM EST 2008
 LOL Christine!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:54:20 PM EST 2008
Thanks for joining us, Bonnie. See you in a few weeks!

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:54:50 PM EST 2008
Them: "Eating sweets causes DKA"
Me: "Uhm...excuse me"

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 09:54:51 PM EST 2008
Laura, how many teens in Seattle?

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:55:19 PM EST 2008
Oh, and I authored the current pump comparison chart that's on IP. Go me.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 09:56:05 PM EST 2008
Hi Everyone

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:56:33 PM EST 2008
hi wendy

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:56:41 PM EST 2008
howdy Wendy

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:56:56 PM EST 2008
Ah - a couple of FUN special guests! Jay Hewitt is going to be back. Some of you may remember him from a few years ago. He is a triathlete with type 1. He's an atty, and he is now married with a little baby. He's got a great message for both kids and parents alike. He'll be working with the teens, meeting the other kids, and presenting the keynote at the banquet. We are hoping that Chris Dudley will be back this summer - he isn't doing a basketball camp because we don't have space, but he very much wanted to be back working with our kids. Also... Nikki Lang, who is a 16 year old singer with type 1... she has about the best voice I've heard in a young person. She'll be part of the teen program and will be singing at their dinner before the dance starts. Stay tuned for others!

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 09:56:59 PM EST 2008
Hey Wendy

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:57:39 PM EST 2008
cool, sounds like a lot of cool people

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:57:50 PM EST 2008
Laura will Ken be back?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:57:58 PM EST 2008
Heather - I have to go to the database and count. I'll send you an email. There are 200 people registered. We'll sell out at 300.

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:58:26 PM EST 2008
Hi Wendy. Cool  Aren't you the one who's supposed bring the pies???

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:58:51 PM EST 2008
wow

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:58:57 PM EST 2008
Fingers crossed that Ken Moritsugu will be back. He is just wonderful. Parents and kids alike loved him.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 09:59:17 PM EST 2008
How did that rumor get out.....LOL

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 09:59:19 PM EST 2008
Wendy is still trying to fill all the pie orders from last year  LOL 

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 09:59:22 PM EST 2008
NP Laura, just wondered if it would be a more personal group. My daughter was very 'shy' in FL and didn't mingle with the teens very well

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 09:59:22 PM EST 2008
what's his claim to fame?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 09:59:34 PM EST 2008
yep I will be bringing Jesse his pumpkin pies... LOL 

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 09:59:51 PM EST 2008
Shelby wants to know if you can get the Jonas Brothers, since Nick Jonas is 16, and type 1.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 09:59:57 PM EST 2008
Christine he is the surgeon general

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 09:59:59 PM EST 2008
Very cool people. check out the Special Guests currently listed down the side of the main conference page:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2008/ There will be many more to come.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 10:00:04 PM EST 2008
with Type 1

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:00:07 PM EST 2008
I might need someone to stop by on the way down to pick up the pies...

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:00:40 PM EST 2008
Ooohh...I read about him in Diabetes Forecast. He's a pumper.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:00:51 PM EST 2008
Regionals have a much more homey feel and teens can better interact. If you talk to one of the teen staff, we'll make sure it works out for her!  Smile 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:01:16 PM EST 2008
Every summer, I leave thinking Laura cannot do better than this....and then the next summer comes along and OMG she did it better!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:01:30 PM EST 2008
 LOL  Connie..are you driving to NJ to pick up the pies for me...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:01:30 PM EST 2008
Every teenager wants the Jonas Brothers to come!  LOL  I have asked their sponsors to ask their dad and manager. Let's just say that they haven't said no... but they are SO busy with travel and appearances, that it would be a challenge for them to squeeze in FFL. It's a long shot. I'll keep asking, though. Anything for the kids, right?  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:02:09 PM EST 2008
Thanks, Ellen. It's because I have so many great HELPERS! Do you remember that first year when all those boxes of STUFF arrived and we had no idea how to even proceed? We sure have all learned a lot together.

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:02:24 PM EST 2008
 LOL Wendy - why don't you just stop by and bake them on your way!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:02:24 PM EST 2008
Chris i feel that way even on the regionals for the adults

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:02:43 PM EST 2008
Laura, do you need volunteers for SEattle? Does someone organize that like FFL?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:02:46 PM EST 2008
what do you all do at this confrence

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:02:55 PM EST 2008
well see our convection oven will hold 20 pies...25 if i really pack them on...i never do...

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:03:32 PM EST 2008
That first year was phenomenal - I'd go back to that hotel in a heartbeat but we probably wouldn't all fit

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:03:43 PM EST 2008
You're right, regionals are cozy for everyone I think!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:03:58 PM EST 2008
hey i actually have my registration filled out...and am almost ready to send it in....

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:04:10 PM EST 2008
Yea, don't think you would get that many in my oven

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:04:20 PM EST 2008
Chelsea - Click on the conference webpage to see about Seattle. http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Seattle2008/ Heather - Let's work with Alyssa to make sure she is comfortable with the teens right off the bat. It is helpful knowing that she's a bit shy (although, knowing her, I would not have predicted that - she is a very well-spoken young lady). Let's chat tomorrow.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:04:46 PM EST 2008
we actually baked jesse's pies in our oven last year..

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:04:57 PM EST 2008
i am a to shy person

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:04:57 PM EST 2008
Will CGMS be available to trial at this summer's conference?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:05:37 PM EST 2008
The Sheraton Safari! My room didn't have a closet...

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:05:46 PM EST 2008
Good idea/question, Ellen!

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:05:47 PM EST 2008
I think she was still embarassed about the situation in CA 2 years prior when she went 'missing' after the dance  Blush  Blush 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:06:06 PM EST 2008
Not sure about trialing CGMS. Working with Medtronic to see if they can do this. Also with DexCom.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:06:17 PM EST 2008
I remember the lobby being pretty with tropical birds in cages - was that a Sheraton?

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:07:04 PM EST 2008
Oh I remember the dance...and them now  LOL 

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:07:11 PM EST 2008
Yikes, I forgot about the chat. Sorry Laura, just been a crazy day.  Blush 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:07:31 PM EST 2008
Hi Brenda

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:07:32 PM EST 2008
Yes, it was. We'd never in a million years fit there. Not even for a regional! It was a good fit at the time, though! And they were good to us.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:07:37 PM EST 2008
Thanks for your efforts re the CGMS

Registered User D-Dad MM, 3kids, 8yr girl w/ D, NYC  (24.193.55.117) Wed Jan 09 10:07:40 PM EST 2008
Hello, hello, hello.

I hope all is well.

LB - When will you have more details on the Sept Tech Conf. Would it be too much for an 8 year old?

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:07:52 PM EST 2008
Hey Brenda

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:08:08 PM EST 2008
Has anyone been using or have they tried the I-port? We got a case of them last year but Shelby isn't ready yet. Now she wants to try the new Animas 2020 in Pink. Hi Brenda, say hi to Jeff Cool 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:08:08 PM EST 2008
Hi Brenda

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:08:20 PM EST 2008
Hey Brenda - No problem. It's been a fun chat. Everyone is excited about both Seattle and FFL! I take it Jeff is home safe and sound?

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:08:23 PM EST 2008
hi Brenda

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 10:08:31 PM EST 2008
good evening Brenda

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:09:06 PM EST 2008
I inserted an iPort at last year's conference and thought it was comfortable but a bit high

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:09:36 PM EST 2008
Betty, Brooke got the Animas 2020 (in pink) back in November - and she loves it!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:09:37 PM EST 2008
i love the animas 2020 i jsut got it last friday i love it so pritty with the coulers

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:09:55 PM EST 2008
we cant get pink here

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:10:16 PM EST 2008
Hi D-Dad. We'll have info about the Focus on Technology conference (Bethesda, MD, September 26-28) as soon as the Seattle conference is over. We usually post the info about 6 months out. It would definitely be appropriate for an 8 year old, because he would be in the elementary sessions. YOU would be the one hearing the technical sessions... and then you would be visiting all of the sponsors and exhibitors with all the new 'stuff' and explaining it to your son in terms he is comfortable with. Does that make sense?

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:10:53 PM EST 2008
Just read back a bit. When a few of us were sitting near the "box" lunches on Sat. at Marco Isl., a woman from another conference, looked at the bags and asked the Marriott guy, "If these kids have diabetes, why are they eating chips? Our lunch was much healthier." The guy explained that they were Baked Lays and were with a wrap, grapes and a cookie. When she walked by three of us, I explained that kids with diabetes can eat anything they want, although we do encourage them to eat healthy foods. I tried to be polite, but wanted to smack her!

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:10:54 PM EST 2008
If you look at the top of this chat page you will see the advertisemen for the new Pink!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:10:58 PM EST 2008
oh yes i need to speak to my niece about staying at her house for that one..and it is a Focus on Technology one cool...

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:11:11 PM EST 2008
Brenda are you coming to Seattle?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:11:37 PM EST 2008
Wow! Did that hour ever go quickly! It is just past 10, so I need to officially close the chat. However, the room will stay open for awhile to keep the conversation going! I'll stay on for a bit, too. Thanks for chatting tonight, Everyone!  Smile 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:11:39 PM EST 2008
Hopefully the Navigator will be approved by September '08

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:11:52 PM EST 2008
Night Laura

Registered User Poppop Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (24.161.116.245) Wed Jan 09 10:12:13 PM EST 2008
Goodnight all

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:12:17 PM EST 2008
Jeff is home. All three of our kids are begging to go to Seattle. They just don't get that it's a 5 hr. flight out on a Fri. evening and four hours back on Sunday. What about homework, work (girls), soccer (Kathryn)?
Heather, I will be staying here.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:12:39 PM EST 2008
how long is this chat on till

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Wed Jan 09 10:12:47 PM EST 2008
Goodnight Laura, Brenda, everyone.

Registered User D-Dad MM, 3kids, 8yr girl w/ D, NYC  (24.193.55.117) Wed Jan 09 10:12:53 PM EST 2008
LB - makes sense, sounds good. thanks!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:13:26 PM EST 2008
Yes, technology covers all kinds of topics. I'm excited about that one. We're working on topics and presenters now. Jeff (Brenda's husband) attends the Diabetes Tech meetings and listens to all of the speakers - and he invites those whom he thinks would be a good fit with our families and the 'feel' of our conferences.

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:13:28 PM EST 2008
We're driving, and prob Thursday... about 6 hours door to door, but worth every minute of it

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:13:30 PM EST 2008
 Eek  Brenda

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:13:58 PM EST 2008
I tried an I-port, but literally couldn't get it through my abdomen. It was like pushing through shoe leather. Not sure what this says about my body. LOL  No insertion problem when I used LMX-4.

Registered User D-Dad MM, 3kids, 8yr girl w/ D, NYC  (24.193.55.117) Wed Jan 09 10:14:35 PM EST 2008
night Ellen.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:14:45 PM EST 2008
Night ellen

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:14:54 PM EST 2008
Brenda - one thing I remember to this very day is when Brooke was lying in ICU after being dx'd and one of the nurses telling us that we were probably going to hear a lot of ignorant stuff and sure enough the first person I spoke to right after Brooke's dx asked me if we gave her too much soda - luckily the nurse warned me and I didn't come unglued!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events  (76.226.121.33) Wed Jan 09 10:14:55 PM EST 2008
Lots of people arriving on Thurs. The hotel has 30 something rooms booked (for Seattle).

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:15:11 PM EST 2008
Such tight abs even the skin is tough!

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:15:20 PM EST 2008
Good nurse!

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:15:39 PM EST 2008
Brenda what is an LMX-4? Can I get more info on the cwd website? Shelby isn't pumping yet.

Registered User Chris Dad of Danielle (9) dx August 17th, 2007  (71.194.208.168) Wed Jan 09 10:15:52 PM EST 2008
Hi all....

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:16:28 PM EST 2008
Hi Chris

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:16:44 PM EST 2008
I got you confused with a different Chris earlier this evening  LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:16:58 PM EST 2008
Hi Chris

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 10:17:09 PM EST 2008
howdy Chris

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:17:12 PM EST 2008
Laura, if you are still on - who will be watching over the quilts at night when in DC?

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:17:57 PM EST 2008
In my dreams, Chris T.
LMX-4 is an OTC numbing cream. Put on a dab and wipe it off with soap in 15-20 min. Many pumpers use it so they don't feel the infusion set insertion. It's gotta be on the site somewhere (Try the Products section).

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:17:58 PM EST 2008
Connie, we should have the Park Police helping us out with that

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:18:47 PM EST 2008
Thanks for responding Chris.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (68.38.230.51) Wed Jan 09 10:18:51 PM EST 2008
used to be an add on the site for it also

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:19:27 PM EST 2008
BettyS: see http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/pumps/relatedproducts.htm

I believe there will be Park Police guarding the quilts all night in DC.

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:20:04 PM EST 2008
Connie, no problem. It should be similar to our setup the last time we did it

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:20:07 PM EST 2008
I know what you mean about others "speaking out" and saying "should she be eating that?" It can be quite irratating sometimes. When we first started with CWD we thought that the black shirts that say "Insulin is not a cure" were demeaning. Now that we have been involved with CWD 4 years we now totally get it!!!! Blush 

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:20:53 PM EST 2008
Chris T.--same set-up as before, I believe. Just don't have to break down the quilts after day one.

Registered User Heather - Canada mom blessed with two  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 09 10:21:18 PM EST 2008
off to go curling... cya next month

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:21:26 PM EST 2008
Thanks for the info. I guess I could ask my hubby Ed, I mean since he is a doctor, duh???

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:21:38 PM EST 2008
night heather

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:21:57 PM EST 2008
Brenda, you mean it won't be a crack of dawn, to sunset breakdown? Yipee

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:22:00 PM EST 2008
Seeing the quilts on Capitol Hill truly a moving experience for us!

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:22:34 PM EST 2008
Well, it still starts at the crack of dawn. Just as long as there's coffee. LOL 

Registered User Chris Trevor's dad  (70.160.178.117) Wed Jan 09 10:23:41 PM EST 2008
Coffee is gooooood....

Well, it's past my bedtime! Good night Laura, Brenda and gang!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett (15) & Brooke (9, dx'd 8/02, pumping)  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:24:14 PM EST 2008
Good Night Smile 

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:24:34 PM EST 2008
It will be nice when Shelby finally decides to get on the pump. Its totally her choice, but we do miss all the other pumping conferences? Any conferences going to EVER be scheduled in CA? Rolling Eyes  Night Chris!

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:24:34 PM EST 2008
BettyS: no guarantee he'll know. I called Marissa (3rd year of nursing school) to ask which body temp. reading was more accurate: ear thermometer or oral one. She asked her fellow nursing roomie and then said "If one is 101 and one is 103, just assume it's in the middle, 102." Hope they cover this topic SOON in one of her classes. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:25:43 PM EST 2008
Not until Oct. 2009. La Jolla was this past April.

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:26:59 PM EST 2008
Goodnight to those who are leaving. I'm heading out soon, too. Time to recheck that temp. Tim, 13, been sick since last night. I knew it was real when (a) he fell asleep around 7 p.m. last night and (b) never asked to play video games all day!

Registered User Connie (VA) Mom of Brett, 15  (68.100.17.141) Wed Jan 09 10:29:11 PM EST 2008
Hope Tim gets to feeling better soon, Brenda

Registered User Judith David, 22, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (64.184.81.127) Wed Jan 09 10:29:56 PM EST 2008
Hi for a second... Read back, saw the comments re: temps. They vary depending on where taken, but ear temps have recently been found to be generally inaccurate. Rectal temps are about a degree higher than orals, which are usually about a degree higher than axillary. All are "accurate"

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:30:05 PM EST 2008
Probably strep. Throat looks nasty tonight.
See you all next time, if I remember!

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:30:45 PM EST 2008
Hi Judith

Registered User Brenda H.   (216.68.227.23) Wed Jan 09 10:31:07 PM EST 2008
The ear thing said 101.4, while the oral one said 103.4. Either way, Tim had/has a fever and is unhappy. Thanks, Judith.

Registered User Judith David, 22, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (64.184.81.127) Wed Jan 09 10:31:10 PM EST 2008
Hi Christine... Looks like this chat is over.

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:31:23 PM EST 2008
Sorry Time is sick. Poor Baby. I hope he feels better soon. You know your child is sick when they don't want to play video games! I enjoyed chatting with you all. Just seems weird that y'all are going to bed and I'm fixing to get dinner. My kids get 5 weeks off for Winter break. Go figure, especially in sunny CA. It was 80 two days before Christmas! Night Brenda and all.

Registered User Judith David, 22, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (64.184.81.127) Wed Jan 09 10:31:38 PM EST 2008
I'd put my money on the oral temp....

Registered User Judith David, 22, diagnosed at age 8 weeks  (64.184.81.127) Wed Jan 09 10:31:54 PM EST 2008
Night, all....

Registered User Christine 22 year old diabetic  (72.75.234.104) Wed Jan 09 10:32:18 PM EST 2008
night

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:32:41 PM EST 2008
Brenda, don't forget you can alternate with Tylenol and then with Motrin an hour later. It always works for us and is safe>

Registered User Monica 14, dx'd at 2  (71.208.73.28) Wed Jan 09 10:37:25 PM EST 2008
is anybody here?

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:38:38 PM EST 2008
Goodnight to you all. I can't wait till the next chat. This is the only chat room I've ever been in (on). Please all be safe and well. CWD Rocks! Did you need something Monica?

Registered User Monica 14, dx'd at 2  (71.208.73.28) Wed Jan 09 10:39:24 PM EST 2008
i was just wondering if this was a chat room to talk about conferences to people that dont know about it or to plan them...

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:40:11 PM EST 2008
hi here jsut doing my homework but to tired to do it so pre nto goign to do it

Registered User Monica 14, dx'd at 2  (71.208.73.28) Wed Jan 09 10:41:18 PM EST 2008
hi chelsea! wat kind of hw do you have?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:41:34 PM EST 2008
english and math

Registered User BettyS Shelbysmomma  (76.126.84.79) Wed Jan 09 10:41:35 PM EST 2008
This is a chat room for upcoming conferences. Also if you want to start a conference, got to the childrenwithdiabetes.com website.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:42:09 PM EST 2008
but i nto goign to school tmrow so it ok if i do not finsh it goign to the diabte docter tomorw

Registered User Monica 14, dx'd at 2  (71.208.73.28) Wed Jan 09 10:42:13 PM EST 2008
ok, thanks! ive been to a lot of conferences and love talking about them so i just wanted to know

Registered User Monica 14, dx'd at 2  (71.208.73.28) Wed Jan 09 10:44:16 PM EST 2008
well, i gotta go to bed now so goodnight!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:44:36 PM EST 2008
bye night

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.195.212) Wed Jan 09 10:45:13 PM EST 2008
got to amek snack soon mom not here to do it for me

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 9, Diagnosed October 10th, 2006, Pumping  (75.18.15.24) Wed Jan 09 10:54:07 PM EST 2008
going to the parents room bye

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