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CWD Friends for Life 2008 Conference Chat - June 17, 2008

Registered User Moderator   (server) Tue Jun 17 08:00:01 PM EDT 2008
Our chat about CWD's upcoming Friends for Life conference starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:45:58 PM EDT 2008
Good evening. I'm online early. When you join the Friends for Life chat, please say hi and let me know you are here!  Smile 

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:47:32 PM EDT 2008
Hi, I'm excited to hear about FFL. This year will be our first year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:48:40 PM EDT 2008
You're going to have a great time! Chris, too. The tween program is really fun! Is Chris excited?

Registered User Moderator   (server) Tue Jun 17 08:50:00 PM EDT 2008
Our chat about CWD's upcoming Friends for Life conference starts in 10 min in the 'Friends for Life' room.

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:51:12 PM EDT 2008
He isn't focused on it yet. We have an endocrinology appt tomorrow...he still gets nervous about them. He hates blood work and he is always afraid of surprise procedures.

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:52:01 PM EDT 2008
He also has hypothyroidism so he probably gets more blood work than other T1-ers.

Registered User Wendy   (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:53:04 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:53:05 PM EDT 2008
I'm excited for him.

Registered User Wendy Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:53:56 PM EDT 2008
why whats happening

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:54:03 PM EDT 2008
I think Sam was nervous about his appointments until he turned 17. The bloodwork doesn't bother him - I think he felt 'judged' in some respects by the numbers. He goes by himself now that he's in college. That is something I have trouble getting used to!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 08:54:20 PM EDT 2008
hi good evening

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:54:31 PM EDT 2008
Hi Wendy - Welcome! We're just talking about being excited about the conference. And being nervous about endo appts.  LOL 

Registered User Wendy Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:54:36 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:54:46 PM EDT 2008
Hey Chelsea! How are you? Is Dad joining us tonight?

Registered User Bruce & Rachele Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jun 17 08:55:33 PM EDT 2008
Hi all

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 08:55:33 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone, Smile Jen H, Is Chris' Hypothyroidism - genetic - or D related??

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 08:55:48 PM EDT 2008
dad i do nto know if he joinging tonight mybe i am doing ok but so tired i spend all night studying i got a final tomrow

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:55:53 PM EDT 2008
We've had summer here in Michigan... up until today. I had the heat on today! It was only in the lower 60's... and upper 40's tonight!

Registered User Wendy Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:56:00 PM EDT 2008
My little Baylee is never nervouse boutt endo appts she knows that she getts a free medic alert or a meder when we go

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:56:40 PM EDT 2008
D related. With T1 you have a better chance of getting it...it is also an autoimmune disorder...like celiac.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:56:47 PM EDT 2008
HI Bruce and Rachele - Yay! YOu still have power! Hi Down Under, Lisa! Chelsea - good luck on that final! Is it your last one?

Registered User Wendy Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:57:00 PM EDT 2008
hi lisa

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 08:57:14 PM EDT 2008
Only ask - as I have thyroid disease - always a worry that Yas is at higher risk genetically and as complication.

Registered User Bruce & Rachele Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jun 17 08:57:39 PM EDT 2008
We lost it again last night...no power for about 20 hours this time

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 08:57:41 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I think being military hasn't helped. Chris has had diabetes 5 years and he is on his fourth endo. Each one has their own 'routine' and bedside manners are different.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 08:57:48 PM EDT 2008
no it my second one i have one more to go after this one thanks i will need luck

Registered User Wendy Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:57:58 PM EDT 2008
Baylee got her diabetes from a medication

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 08:58:18 PM EDT 2008
My family is like an encycopedia of auto-immune diseases!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:58:45 PM EDT 2008
There are some disorders - celiac and thyroid among them - that seem to have a much higher incidence in families with type 1. At FFL, we have a wonderful speaker, Dr. Alessio Fasano, addressing celiac. I shall think about having a talk about other related disorders - like thyroid - next year. We've covered that topic in the past. Unhappily, it is quite relevant.

Registered User Baylee Mother of Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 08:59:03 PM EDT 2008
hi again lisa

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 08:59:53 PM EDT 2008
You guys are going to need to get a generator one of these days! I hope your power stays on for the Grandparents Discussion group on Thursday! Last week's was great. Thank you for leading that.  Smile 

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 08:59:59 PM EDT 2008
Yas' last celiac test was indicative - but not enough for a diagnosis - will retest in 3 months.

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 09:00:16 PM EDT 2008
Hi Baylee

Registered User Bruce & Rachele Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jun 17 09:00:37 PM EDT 2008
Thanks, Laura....no more big storms showing up for Thursday

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:00:42 PM EDT 2008
That's true. Difficult to switch docs, isn't it?

Registered User mictow27 3 on minimed 722s & cgms  (68.150.182.30) Tue Jun 17 09:00:57 PM EDT 2008
We get tested every 3 months for celiacs as well all negative so far

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:01:12 PM EDT 2008
So - it's 9:00 and I want to officially welcome everyone to the Friends for Life chat! I assume you are all here because you're coming to the conference.  Grin  Anyone have questions?

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:01:43 PM EDT 2008
It is hard to switch docs when you love them...but when it isn't good you can't wait.

Registered User lisa b mother of Yasmine7 diagnosed @ 4 (Australian)  (59.101.58.208) Tue Jun 17 09:02:09 PM EDT 2008
Generator - We had big storms this time last year - power was out for 9 days - Thank God we had a generator!!! and gas hot water!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:02:20 PM EDT 2008
What day are you all arriving? My family gets there on Monday. It's nice to have a day to relax and prepare before things get crazy.

Registered User ColleenB   (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:02:24 PM EDT 2008
Hi Laura, thanks for hosting the chat!

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:02:30 PM EDT 2008
wow

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:02:55 PM EDT 2008
i love storms but thats just wack

Registered User Bruce & Rachele Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jun 17 09:02:58 PM EDT 2008
We should be there sometime Monday afternoon

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:03:00 PM EDT 2008
we arriving sunday

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:03:03 PM EDT 2008
We are getting there Wednesday but we are only driving from Tampa to Orlando.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:03:24 PM EDT 2008
Evening all. I'm here, too.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:03:33 PM EDT 2008
Have any of you signed up for focus groups on Weds morning?

Speaking of the devil! Colleen! Hi  Smile  Colleen coordinates the focus group schedule - giant job.

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:03:35 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:04:38 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone! Laura, I am still confused about Wed. Do I need someone to be there to watch Ryan, who is 6?

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:04:39 PM EDT 2008
i graduate on wensday

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:04:49 PM EDT 2008
Hey Brenda! How goes the t-shirt packing? Chris O sent me a note that we would have 45 boxes of conference tees delivered on July 21! 45. That's not counting the boxes of shirts that you are sending!

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:05:01 PM EDT 2008
If you are arriving Tues or Wed, please do consider a focus group. You get to have direct input into the products diabetes companies are making today; a good chance to have your voice be heard.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:05:40 PM EDT 2008
Laura--I will get them packed next week. Some are still in boxes from some other event. Smile 

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:05:56 PM EDT 2008
 Smile  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:06:00 PM EDT 2008
Hi Baylee - Congratulations!

On Weds, we do not have childcare. So yes, you do need to have someone watch Ryan. Some groups are open to all ages, so you may want to select those. Colleen can help you pick if you need those options.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:06:13 PM EDT 2008
I saw the sample: the T-shirts for this year's FFL are butter yellow with blue writing -- really nice.

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:06:33 PM EDT 2008
Will the "Insulin is not the cure" bracelets be available?

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:06:37 PM EDT 2008
 Smile  Grin  thankx

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:06:51 PM EDT 2008
ya my family all goign to the same groups

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:07:09 PM EDT 2008
If you need to bring a child along to focus groups, there are many groups marked "everyone" or "families"

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:07:10 PM EDT 2008
Jen, I will ship a bunch of them, too. I have mostly adults, but will try to send some youth size, too.

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:07:19 PM EDT 2008
i dont know if my moms going

Registered User Baylee Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:07:37 PM EDT 2008
probably not though

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:08:09 PM EDT 2008
Can tweens go to the focus groups?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:08:14 PM EDT 2008
Jen, the bracelets will be there, too. And the shirts. We have lots of each.
Colleen - I like your tag line.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:08:25 PM EDT 2008
Baylee-conGRADulations!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:09:04 PM EDT 2008
Jen - Take a look at the ages that are specific for each group. They are right there on the schedule. Some are fine for tweens (and kids of all ages). Others are clearly just for adults - or clearly just for teens. If you have a question about a specific session, send me a note, ok?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:09:46 PM EDT 2008
Have you all sent your kids' photos to Julia for the collage?

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:09:48 PM EDT 2008
Yes, Laura.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:10:17 PM EDT 2008
yes i did it myself

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:10:44 PM EDT 2008
but my brother did not want me to send a pic of him

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:10:58 PM EDT 2008
Focus Groups: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2008/FocusGroups.htm You can review them all and decide which one your child should attend.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:11:00 PM EDT 2008
brothers are like that...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:11:16 PM EDT 2008
Great! Thank you. It's fun seeing your picture on the collage. Even though my kids are now both in college, I still send their photos.  Smile  Chelsea, there are a LOT of people coming from Canada. I think 40-50!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:11:20 PM EDT 2008
ya that true

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:12:13 PM EDT 2008
Should I be sending her picures of the kids together or individual

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:12:16 PM EDT 2008
kool that alot

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:12:27 PM EDT 2008
That's a good idea, families going together. People hear things with 'different ears' - and when you are done with the focus group, you can discuss and everyone shares what they got out of it.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:13:29 PM EDT 2008
Either way is ok. I've sent Sam and Carolyn in the same photo before - and I've sent separate ones of them. Whatever works best for you.

Registered User Baylee& Wendy Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:14:17 PM EDT 2008
hi, (wendy) i thought it would be a good idea for us both to talk

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:14:31 PM EDT 2008
You all are a quiet bunch tonight! Is everyone tired? End of school draggies?

Registered User Baylee& Wendy Baylee dxd at 9  (96.235.191.35) Tue Jun 17 09:14:53 PM EDT 2008
(wendy) yup

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:15:09 PM EDT 2008
Well, I had to talk to someone at the door.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:15:25 PM EDT 2008
Baylee and Wendy - Good idea! So - Baylee, what are you most excited about doing at FFL?

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:15:28 PM EDT 2008
I need to see if Julia emailed me...I sent it. Hubby is home from deployment and causing chaos in my email.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:15:38 PM EDT 2008
Everyone getting their quilts ready to be shipped to us???

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:15:56 PM EDT 2008
Brenda - Someone would have to walk 5 miles to get to my door.  Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:16:56 PM EDT 2008
Jen - You can check with her directly, her email is a2angelmom@cwdmail.com

Brenda, re: quilts, several people have written in the last few days. Must be a flurry of 'get them ready before the conference' activity!

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:17:00 PM EDT 2008
does anyone have any ideas about quilts for life? I do not sew at all and am trying to start 2 at the same time, any suggestions would be appreciated Eek 

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 09:17:47 PM EDT 2008
Brenda, is there some kind of deadline to ship the quilts? Ours is ready, just need to send it.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:18:17 PM EDT 2008
Lots of people print things from their computer onto iron-on transfers and then iron those designs and words onto fabric.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:19:03 PM EDT 2008
Suezt3, just look at the online gallery for ideas. Yep, iron-ons are a good idea. I had to practice to get them right. Blush 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:19:17 PM EDT 2008
We need the quilts here in OH by June 30.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:19:44 PM EDT 2008
can any one make these quilts

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:20:14 PM EDT 2008
There are some great ideas for Quilts if you go to the Quilt webpage and browse them. Some are pretty straightforward and not that hard to do. Brenda - do you still have blank quilt squares for purchase? If you get one of these, you can simply decorate it with iron on photos, fabric markers, some easy sewing if you are up to it. I'm not much of a seamstress, and I even managed to decorate one!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:20:54 PM EDT 2008
Chelsea - YES! Anyone! You could get a blank quilt and decorate it just as you'd like. Show the world All About Chelsea. Lots of kids have done this.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:21:47 PM EDT 2008
Quilts must be received by June 30, 2008 to be included in the Quilt for Life display on the National Mall in front of the US Capitol Building from dawn Monday, August 4, 2008 through dusk on Tuesday, August 5, 2008.

Laura's right about the quilt ideas: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/quilt/DC2008/

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:22:02 PM EDT 2008
Here is the link to the Quilt for Life:
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/quilt/ Go to the online gallery and start looking!  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:22:04 PM EDT 2008
We still have blanks. They are $25. You can draw on them, iron on transfers, etc.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:22:14 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone !!
 Smile 

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:22:58 PM EDT 2008
Hi Stacey -- is Jessee's arm better? (It was a broken arm, right?)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:22:59 PM EDT 2008
The Quilt will be shown twice this summer. Once at Friends for Life, and then a week later in Washington, D.C., in front of the Capitol building.
Brenda, what color are the blanks that you have on hand?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:23:19 PM EDT 2008
Hey Stacey  Smile  Jesse out of school yet?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:23:57 PM EDT 2008
yes,he's all better, not in a cast or splint anymore..
had his braces taken off last month too!!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:24:06 PM EDT 2008
We have several colors--all pastels.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx ate 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:24:10 PM EDT 2008
Hello roomies Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:24:24 PM EDT 2008
Schools done- he just has 3 more regents exams.. ugh...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:24:32 PM EDT 2008
Wow - a new young man!
What is he wearing to the Teen Dance?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:24:47 PM EDT 2008
fixed it---didn't eat anyone

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:25:00 PM EDT 2008
Ihate waiting to the last minute, but that seems to be the only extra minute I have Grin Thank you for your ideas. Another question, we are starting to shop or the conf. and need to find out the dress code for the teen nights and tween nights

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:25:01 PM EDT 2008
Hey DD - How're you tonight?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:25:14 PM EDT 2008
today was my last day just finals left my readign teacher let me go out of school liek a houre before school was over it was so great

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:25:18 PM EDT 2008
Hi from CA. How is life going. Are we there yet? Cool 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:25:50 PM EDT 2008
Hi Brenda---
Shame on us for not having a quilt---where do we go to order what you have?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:26:04 PM EDT 2008
Teens need to dress nicely for the dance--no jeans, no cut-offs.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:26:23 PM EDT 2008
Thursday's Teen Dinner Dance is "dress nicely-no jeans"

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:26:32 PM EDT 2008
Hello Miss Laura---Queen--guru--oh mighty organized one Cool 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:26:41 PM EDT 2008
Dress code: Just think 'nice.' The girls tend to get pretty dressed up - sundresses, skirts, etc. The boys are a little less dressy, but they look very nice. Rule of thumb - no cut-offs or jeans. Khakis are fine.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:26:50 PM EDT 2008
he wants to wear nice shorts- claims he was too hot dancing in long pants... But, I'm still the boss - so it'll be nice slacks, I hope they're long enough for him...
He's thirilled- he heard from Max last week- and he'll be there ..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:27:14 PM EDT 2008
Didn't Sam (my Sam) wear his seersucker suit two years ago? Coat jacket was off in about 2 seconds. It was hot.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:27:32 PM EDT 2008
E-mail me brenda@castleweb.com or jeffh@childrenwithdiabetes.com or send us a check for $25. For you DD, I was going to say, "Send us a SASbox." Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:27:57 PM EDT 2008
Yes! Max will be there. Forgot to tell you. I'm so pleased they are coming. We have a LOT of international folks this year - very exciting!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:28:22 PM EDT 2008
DD - I may have to adopt that title - OMOO (Oh Mighty Organized One). That's a goodie!  Grin 

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 09:28:37 PM EDT 2008
Laura, is there going to be a special guest for the banquet this year?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:29:04 PM EDT 2008
Hey Betty - You made it! Welcome! What's for dinner?

Registered User clark i like games  (207.200.116.72) Tue Jun 17 09:29:35 PM EDT 2008
hello

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:29:55 PM EDT 2008
DD--we had a tornado warning here last Tues. when Jeff was out of town. Just Tim and I here. We gathered up some impt items--photo albums and such, the logs, about 20 quilts we have to pack for FFL and stayed in the basement. Tornadoes stayed away, but small funnel clouds were about one mile from us. I made sure those quilts were safe!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:30:04 PM EDT 2008
Hey Teani! Good to see you.  Smile  No surprise guest - unless I get surprised myself (which has happened in the past). My intent for this year is to have a good, solid, wonderfully fun and wonderfully educational week with all of you.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:30:09 PM EDT 2008
I'd say the most beautiful woman in AMerica andthe world's leading diabetes advocate is a pretty special guest!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:30:12 PM EDT 2008
ooops, the DOGS, not logs LOL 

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 09:30:29 PM EDT 2008
I am glad their will be international folks there! Craig needs to learn about traveling to other countries with his diabetes. He is going next summer to several different countries with the college band.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:30:42 PM EDT 2008
Did you all see that Sebastien Sasseville summitted Mt. Everest a couple of weeks ago? He is going to be with us, and he'll also be sharing his story with the kids.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:30:55 PM EDT 2008
OOMO is so cool with her Blackberry and her two computers. Heck, I can't even keep up with one computer. This is the only chat I've ever been on. Tomorrow is last day of school.  Grin  Dinner is BBQ Tri tip and fresh strawberries, pineapple, cantelopes, yummy!

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 09:31:14 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Laura and Diabetes dad!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:31:18 PM EDT 2008
God Bless you Brenda----you are the the eye of this hurricane life--I'm sure.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:31:41 PM EDT 2008
Laura- jesse has a few good ideas on how to embarrass the sponsers... in case you need any  Blush 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:31:45 PM EDT 2008
i meet sebastien before he had a good talke

Registered User null   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:31:54 PM EDT 2008
Hi Brenda, Matthew, Christine and I were at the Wal-mart in Fairfield when the sirens started going off...Stuck there for 30 minutes!

Registered User Jen H Mom of Chris, 12 dx'd at 7  (71.180.153.173) Tue Jun 17 09:32:15 PM EDT 2008
Mmmmmm...tri-tip. We use to live in Hanford, CA and did many tri-tips...only butchers on the east coast know what a tri-tip is.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:32:26 PM EDT 2008
That would be OMOO Betty---be careful how you throw your moo's around

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:32:55 PM EDT 2008
We used to cow-tip---does that count?

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:32:57 PM EDT 2008
We're all going to Betty's for dinner...

Registered User clark i like games  (207.200.116.72) Tue Jun 17 09:33:09 PM EDT 2008
is anybody even there

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:33:20 PM EDT 2008
we had tri tip tonight...  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:33:22 PM EDT 2008
Hey, get your O's in the right order, Miss Betty.  LOL  Seriously, DD, you are correct. There are some tremendously talented people joining us in FL. And what knocks me down every time is that they bring their families with them - they find so much value in sharing this time with their families and with all of YOU. It is rewarding for everyone. Everyone's generosity just bowls me over.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:33:28 PM EDT 2008
thats so funny-

Registered User clark i like games  (207.200.116.72) Tue Jun 17 09:33:35 PM EDT 2008
heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelooooooooooooo

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:33:44 PM EDT 2008
I've never had tri tip. Saw it in a store just yesterday. I may have to try it sometime.
Hi null; it was not a very fun experience!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:34:27 PM EDT 2008
Santa Maria style tri tip is the best! We should request it for FFL one year. If you can afford the air fare-lol :o) Ed will be home soon, glad I got mine first.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:34:28 PM EDT 2008
Brenda- I marinate it with pineapple and soy sauce.. then slowly cook it on the BBQ-

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:34:30 PM EDT 2008
And, I just realized it was TWO weeks ago. My how time flies. Been really busy here getting things ready for the conference.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:34:34 PM EDT 2008
I'll bet Jess has ideas! This year is all set... but I want to hear what he has in mind. You know I'm always up for good ideas.
Clark - this is a chat for people who are coming the the Friends for Life conference this summer in Orlando. We see you. Are you coming to the conference?

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:34:36 PM EDT 2008
What, Brenda, you don't grab the FFL shirts?  LOL 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:35:07 PM EDT 2008
I have said it on many blogs and in my articles---If you pass on CWD you are making a serious mistake---whatever it takes tio get there---GET THERE---more tahn change your life---it will change your child's---they will see forever that they are not alone.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:35:33 PM EDT 2008
Clark, we are here to discuss our upcoming conference. If you would like to discuss something else, you might want to go to a different chat room, like our Kids room.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:35:34 PM EDT 2008
Stacey, you have the best recipes. I still use your brisket recipe - very close to what my mom used to make. And lots of carbs.  LOL 

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:35:51 PM EDT 2008
Is anyone from the DRI in Miami going to be there?We just got the oppertunity to meet Gary Hall Jr. and he was so nice and inspirational to my kids, has he ever been to the conf?

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:36:14 PM EDT 2008
Brenda -- when CWD comes to La Jolla/Seattle in 2009, we'll treat you (and Jeff) to tri-tip. He may find he likes it better than House of Prime Rib.  LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:36:18 PM EDT 2008
Those Insulin is Not a Cure Shirts are stored in the basement anyway, so they were protected, too, sort of.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:36:53 PM EDT 2008
Gary gave a swim clinic at one of the conferences -- it was really popular with the kids (and moms)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:36:58 PM EDT 2008
I'm really excited about two new program areas this year - the Grandparents program and the Young Adults program. Betty Brackenridge - speaking of gurus and queens - is leading the grandparents sessions, with Rachele and Bruce (online right now) hosting the rooms.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:37:04 PM EDT 2008
ColleenB, those west coast trips usually are not convenient for me. Someone has to stay here to get Tim to school, do the laundry, mow the lawn, etc.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:37:21 PM EDT 2008
Sueat#--I believe Norma Kenyon will be there---she is worth a price of admission---not only a researcher--but a mom---her story will floor you.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:37:59 PM EDT 2008
Yes, Dr. Kenyon is expected.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:38:06 PM EDT 2008
Dr. Norma Kenyon (and her family) and Dr. Cherie Stabler (and her family) will be there from the DRI. They are both leading adult sessions - and they are doing a session called What's Up Doc with the Tweens, Elementary, and K groups.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:38:21 PM EDT 2008
my fingers just can't tiuinneype tonight Mad 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:38:55 PM EDT 2008
My friends thot they were cool with their new 2008 Beijing sweatshirts, then I pulled out my signed Gary Hall beach towel. It was fun. Can't believe they didnt know Gary Hall. They do now. But they insisted he must be special olympics being a diabetic. Evil Grin  I educated them.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:39:06 PM EDT 2008
No worries, I'll eat Brenda's portion of tri-tip. She can mow the lawn.  Cool 

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:39:20 PM EDT 2008
The DRI Focus Group on Wednesday is already full, but Laura mentioned the sessions, and DRI will be in the exhibit hall, too.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:39:29 PM EDT 2008
Dr. Kenyon will be presenting: Emerging Technologies: Bridging The Newest Disciplines To Cure Diabetes

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:39:42 PM EDT 2008
No the best part was when Gary ripped off his sweat suit---every woman over the age of .......well....I better stop......

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:40:04 PM EDT 2008
Diabetes Dad, We also got to meet her and her daughter in April, we just moved here to south Florida and have been very involved with the DRI, she is incredible and the research they are doing is incredible

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:40:06 PM EDT 2008
Does anyone remember Jay Hewitt from a few years ago? He is back with us - giving the keynote at the Banquet. He is a Team USA triathlete - and an amazing speaker. He'll be at FFL with his wife and one year old daughter.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:40:10 PM EDT 2008
ROTFL Laura!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:41:01 PM EDT 2008
Cheri Stabler will be speaking on Fri: Tissue Engineering: New Frontiers for Insulin Replacement

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:41:48 PM EDT 2008
Will the company be there this year that was working on getting cell phones connected to glucose meters? Shelby says hello to everyone :o)

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:41:51 PM EDT 2008
Tom, it has never been about Gary and his Speedo. It's always been Hamish and his KILT! Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:42:08 PM EDT 2008
Also new this year - poster sessions with our faculty (not to mention dessert) on Friday evening. While the kids are carousing (well, sort of carousing) in their social events, the parents have dessert with the faculty. Good opportunity to ask questions, see their research presented on posters... and eat yummy chocolate dipped strawberries!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:42:20 PM EDT 2008
oooooooooooooo that leather kilt....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:43:10 PM EDT 2008
What about Doug Burns doing pushups with six kids sitting on his back?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:43:20 PM EDT 2008
I thought of Hamish---but I heard what many said---and this is a family chat so I went a different direction.....

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:43:35 PM EDT 2008
I've overheard Jeff talking about something like that Betty. I don't know if it's the same company or not, though.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:43:42 PM EDT 2008
Or Zippora showing our youngest kids some 'dance moves' - it takes your breath away.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:43:54 PM EDT 2008
Doug had a gaggle of kids following him all over Marco last year. It was so cute...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:44:17 PM EDT 2008
Betty - are you referring to Diabetech and GlucoMon? They are there.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:44:19 PM EDT 2008
I can do pushups with six kids on my...oh wait''''I though you said six pack....never mind

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:44:21 PM EDT 2008
The little girls just love Zippora.

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:44:31 PM EDT 2008
Do most people bring prescriptions with them in case you need a refill or do you just call your doctor and they phone them in down there?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:44:54 PM EDT 2008
Bring scriots---always be prepared.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:45:05 PM EDT 2008
And Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge from Team Type 1! Who is following the Race Across America right now?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:45:05 PM EDT 2008
scripts

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:45:12 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Brenda, and how is The Almighty Jeff doing? Shelby says hi to Marissa. And to Sam, ok, to everyone.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:45:26 PM EDT 2008
Who doesn't love a ballerina?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:45:33 PM EDT 2008
It's always better to have your own prescriptions on hand. Either way it's a pain (BTDT). Just isn't always that easy to track down a doc who isn't in the middle of a session when you need an Rx.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:45:33 PM EDT 2008
It ended today---tehy came in Second---a very close race!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:45:38 PM EDT 2008
Laura- I cant remember his name... the guy who juggles?? is he coming back?? he was so entertaining...

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:46:15 PM EDT 2008
That would be Jeff---he juggles EVERYTHING!  Wink 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:46:35 PM EDT 2008
The class we sat in last year I don't think they gave out their names, they were just asking parents for ideas and what they what like to see available to keep track of bg's while their family member was away.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:46:35 PM EDT 2008
Noah! Yes, he'll be there in the elementary program. I'll have to tell him you asked about him.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:46:43 PM EDT 2008
Betty, he's actually watching t.v., a rarity for him. He has been working 32/7, yes 32/7! I've been trying to help as much as possible.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:46:56 PM EDT 2008
can we steal him for a few???

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:47:27 PM EDT 2008
Team Type 1 - so cool. I just love their energy. So glad they will be with us.
Betty - Hi to Shelby. Is she done with school?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:47:50 PM EDT 2008
Stacey, you mean Jeff?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:48:08 PM EDT 2008
Stacey - You'll need to ask Lauren. I don't think that Noah has his own Elementary group - I think he's more 'entertainer' this year. So, perhaps. Ask Mary to give Lauren a shout... and I will do the same.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:48:12 PM EDT 2008
 LOL 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:48:52 PM EDT 2008
AND- what about those brownies???
I'm dreaming about them...

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:49:09 PM EDT 2008
Is Jeff watching America's Got Talent? or Jon and Kate Plus 8. Shelby wants to know. TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-Yes Razz 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:49:29 PM EDT 2008
 LOL  they must be some good brownies

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:49:45 PM EDT 2008
Some movie.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:49:54 PM EDT 2008
I second the celebration about tomorrow is the last day of school, too!  Cool 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:50:05 PM EDT 2008
When the kids finish their session, do the parents go pick them up or do the kids meet the parents at a spot? (4 kids - 2 parents...)

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:50:33 PM EDT 2008
Stacey do you really want the brownies? That is the first year we discovered Malitol as an additive, but read the fine print: It says consumption may cause a laxative effect."

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:50:55 PM EDT 2008
You and your brownies! They ARE good brownies. I've also ordered chocolate sheet cake, which, as anyone worth their weight in beans knows - is my absolute favorite. I always have to order it once per conference - and the leftovers go to my room!

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:51:21 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer -- do you have teens? Teens are offsite at the Marriott...

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:51:24 PM EDT 2008
WHAT ROOM #?????

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:51:26 PM EDT 2008
Betty - Which brownies have malitol?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:52:02 PM EDT 2008
You a chocolate-cake-lover, too, DD? I don't like fancy cakes... just plain old choc cake with choc icing...

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:52:20 PM EDT 2008
Ages are: 5, 9, 11 (Matthew - who has diabetes), and 14 -- friends with Tim

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:52:23 PM EDT 2008
what if a teen missed the bus

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:52:49 PM EDT 2008
Coronado, Jeremy and Ed spent quite a bit of time in the bathroom. Ed thought brownies were great for dieting. LOL 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:53:02 PM EDT 2008
ice cold out of the fridge with a glass of milk---YUMMMM MMMEEEEE

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 09:53:17 PM EDT 2008
Hi ColleenB, our kids get out of school in mid may, but they start back about Aug 15th. We are in Al, where are you located? Oh, my son starts college this year so he might start a little later.

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:53:18 PM EDT 2008
if the teens are offsite, do they check-in with the parents at a specific time or s it up to the parents? Where are the tweens?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:53:18 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer - For the elementary group, yes, go fetch your kids. Tweens, you should set up a meeting place so you can hook up after sessions. For the 'under 6 crowd', you need to sign them out at lunch time. You also need to go visit them at snack time to check on them and pick what snack you'd like them to have. Best if you don't take them out. That starts getting into a lot of time.

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:53:20 PM EDT 2008
How early do the buses come to the Residence Inn ... to make sure the teens make it to where they are going on Thurs/Fri?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:53:27 PM EDT 2008
Don't miss the bus.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:53:40 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer, you have to go to the Elem room to pick up your kids, I believe.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:54:27 PM EDT 2008
Working on the bus schedules now. No worries - they will be plenty early. I do recommend eating at your hotel (whether you're staying at the Residence Inn, Courtyard, or Renaissance - the breakfasts are similar). That cuts time.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 09:54:44 PM EDT 2008
lol what if i did

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 09:54:49 PM EDT 2008
Teani, I live in Seattle. We have friends in Arizona that have been out of school for a month already -- they let them out before it gets too hot there, and then they start back up Aug. 01...

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:54:51 PM EDT 2008
Sorry Laura, I deleted part of the message. It was 3 years ago at the Coronado when we made this great discovery.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:55:10 PM EDT 2008
The teens are offsite and you do not need to worry about them. They are with our staff. If there is a concern, we will find YOU. Otherwise, they will be back around 5:00 or so.

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:55:43 PM EDT 2008
Yup -- got that e-mail about the breakfast, Laura, thanks.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:55:57 PM EDT 2008
And believe me---not to worry---they will find you---I'venever seen that happen as smoothly as it needs to....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:56:00 PM EDT 2008
Ah. I'm pretty certain the brownies at the Renaissance do not have Sorbitol. We try to stay away from sugar alcohols and other stuff that is bad for GI.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 09:56:21 PM EDT 2008
Betty- the Brownies at the Renaissance were just simply marvelous!!!!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:56:23 PM EDT 2008
Laura, has anyone ever suggested to CWD to sign up for the Marriott Rewards Programs? It helps out some down the road after you stay, you earn, well rewards!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:57:13 PM EDT 2008
Jeff has this. They keep asking him/us if we want to go to Orlando?  LOL 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 09:57:13 PM EDT 2008
That reminds me. What time do the teens get back from Adventure Island. I'm thinking that is the night of the teen dance.

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:57:23 PM EDT 2008
We had no problem at the Renaissance and YES THE BROWNIES AND THE OTHER FOOD FANTASTIC!

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 09:57:54 PM EDT 2008
i have to get better at the not worrying stuff

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 09:58:49 PM EDT 2008
Well I'm 5o and the worrying thing hasn't ended yet so don't hold your breath

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:58:50 PM EDT 2008
To give an example - one year at MGM, one of the teens did not show up for check in at 2:00 (at check in, Natalie and staff give the kids the once-over, check bgs if a teen has type 1, and makes sure everything is ok). He was in line for a ride and didn't feel like getting out of line to check in. Chris Tull, CWD's head of security (and on the teen staff), found him within 5 minutes, and he was on his way back to his parents within 10. Now - had that been a medical concern, the fact that he didn't check in would have alerted us to find him and help him. We did find him.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 09:58:54 PM EDT 2008
I think the teens will be back no later than 5, plenty of time to shower and dress.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 09:59:39 PM EDT 2008
Friday, teens will be back from the park around 5:30 or so. The dinner dance is at 8. I know it's late, but hey, they need time to get ready!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 09:59:58 PM EDT 2008
suezt3: How difficult it must be to have to children with diabetes.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:00:20 PM EDT 2008
It's the GIRLS that need that much time to get ready. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 10:00:24 PM EDT 2008
I LOVE CHRIS TULL---UNFLAPPED, A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:00:34 PM EDT 2008
Did I answer everyone's questions? Thought I may have missed something in there.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:00:58 PM EDT 2008
He is as steady as they come, isn't he? We love him, too.  Smile 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 10:01:00 PM EDT 2008
Not sure if you heard my bell, Brenda...Michael has Daniel with him at the b-ball court -- it's pitch black out! LOL -- I don't know Brenda, Michael spends forever in the shower!

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 10:01:01 PM EDT 2008
But the boys, as they get older, start to become more concerned with their attire. Isn't Tim wearing a (gasp) tie this year?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:01:07 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer, I will remind Tim to help Michael get around and stuff since this is your first conf.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 10:01:19 PM EDT 2008
Jesse needs time for a nap... what was it, 2-3 years ago- he missed the dance.. the poor thing was wiped out.. I had a dozen kids in the room trying to wake him..

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:01:22 PM EDT 2008
You can hose down Tim. Not a bad idea after the park. But don't tell him I said that.  Razz 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 10:01:42 PM EDT 2008
 Grin 

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 10:01:50 PM EDT 2008
Thank you Laura and Brenda. Did I read that Brenda has quilts for sale? I didnt get it done AGAIN.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 10:01:51 PM EDT 2008
LOL Laura

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:02:08 PM EDT 2008
Didn't hear the bell. LOL  For everyone: Jennifer lives about 4 houses away, behind us. Her son, Matthew, was diagnosed in December.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:02:44 PM EDT 2008
Betty--we have blanks that we can ship you. You do the rest of the work.

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 10:02:44 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Laura, for the time tonight.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:02:52 PM EDT 2008
Betty - Get one from Brenda and decorate it! It's not that hard. I'm working on one now for a friend. The hardest part is getting the photos on the transfer paper... and that's just a techie thing!

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 10:03:15 PM EDT 2008
Actually January -- thanks to Brenda and Jeff giving him a finger prick!!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jun 17 10:03:26 PM EDT 2008
Good night everyone--thanks for having me...(now where is that chocolate cake...hemmmmmm)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:03:38 PM EDT 2008
Wow! It is 10:00. Good conversation tonight, Everyone. In 5 weeks, we'll all be together in Orlando! Can't wait. Thanks for chatting tonight.  Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 10:03:46 PM EDT 2008
I found it easier to iron the photo onto a smaller piece of material... then glue that to the quilt- in case you mess up...

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 10:03:49 PM EDT 2008
Laura, can I volunteer this year? asks Shelby Cool 

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie,14,dx'd@9andReed,11,dx'd@9  (70.220.94.186) Tue Jun 17 10:03:54 PM EDT 2008
Betty S - Having 2 makes it challenging some days but its our way of life Razz 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jun 17 10:04:14 PM EDT 2008
Thanks for answering my questions everyone! :)

Registered User Teani   (74.181.74.123) Tue Jun 17 10:04:22 PM EDT 2008
Good night. Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:04:41 PM EDT 2008
Shelby - You can volunteer when you're a teenager, deal?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:04:46 PM EDT 2008
Laura, is this the FINAL chat or is there one in July?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:05:03 PM EDT 2008
Questions are great - send them my way until the next chat! G'night everyone! Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.142.199) Tue Jun 17 10:05:13 PM EDT 2008
One more chat in July.

Registered User Bruce & Rachele Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jun 17 10:05:15 PM EDT 2008
Good night everyone

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 10:05:20 PM EDT 2008
night night chating i have to go back and study for my science final

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 10:05:28 PM EDT 2008
And there's a grandparents chat this Thursday...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jun 17 10:05:44 PM EDT 2008
Goodnight all.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 10:05:53 PM EDT 2008
good luck on it Chelsea !!

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 10:06:05 PM EDT 2008
But the sun is still shining here and its 72 degrees out. The kids want to go out and play. I miss you all and cant wait to meet the Newbies. Sweet dreams and happy thoughts is what I say!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.168.232) Tue Jun 17 10:06:14 PM EDT 2008
goodnight everyone  Smile 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 10:06:14 PM EDT 2008
thansk

Registered User ColleenB Hopelessly Devoted to CWD  (148.177.1.211) Tue Jun 17 10:06:40 PM EDT 2008
Good night all  Smile 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jun 17 10:06:41 PM EDT 2008
bye

Registered User BettyS (CA) Mom of Shelby, 11, dx'd at 6  (76.126.84.79) Tue Jun 17 10:08:21 PM EDT 2008
Bye and good night!!!!!! From Shelby!!!!!!! See u there!!!!!!! Smile 

Registered User Kristy Drew, 15 dx @3, cozmo  (68.207.148.129) Tue Jun 17 10:16:44 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User qwerty11 type 1  (72.207.126.174) Tue Jun 17 10:26:19 PM EDT 2008
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Registered User lilmama1850 it all about me  (64.12.116.66) Tue Jun 17 11:24:14 PM EDT 2008
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Registered User lilmama1850 it all about me  (64.12.116.66) Tue Jun 17 11:26:42 PM EDT 2008
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