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CWD Friends for Life 2008 Conference Chat - July 8, 2008

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

Registered User skater4life newly diagnosed w/ type 1 diabetes  (205.188.116.66) Tue Jul 08 08:01:18 PM EDT 2008
sds

Registered User skater4life newly diagnosed w/ type 1 diabetes  (205.188.116.66) Tue Jul 08 08:01:35 PM EDT 2008
yello

Registered User prettygirl :) im so pretty,  (68.104.89.74) Tue Jul 08 08:18:52 PM EDT 2008
hey guys

Registered User Lisa 16,girl  (222.56.185.88) Tue Jul 08 08:44:58 PM EDT 2008
 Smile HI

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

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:53:22 PM EDT 2008
Good evening  Smile  At 9:00, we will begin the Friends for Life chat, which is about the conference in Orlando in two weeks. If you're interested in chatting about other things, you may want to try one of the side rooms. Thanks!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:54:48 PM EDT 2008
Please say hi when you join the chat. I see 9 people here! Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Rachele & Bruce Grandparents of Kyle, dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 08:55:30 PM EDT 2008
Hi

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 08:56:02 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:56:30 PM EDT 2008
Hi Chelsea - How are you doing tonight? Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:56:46 PM EDT 2008
Hi Rachele and Bruce  Smile 

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 08:56:51 PM EDT 2008
Hi there!
How are you today, Laura?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 08:57:09 PM EDT 2008
i am goign ok how about you

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 08:57:15 PM EDT 2008
And hi and how are you to everyone else too!
 LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:57:57 PM EDT 2008
Hey Beth! I'm doing well here, thanks for asking. Getting very excited about seeing everyone in just two weeks!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 08:59:06 PM EDT 2008
Closed out the database last weekend - sent everything off to Lisa for the name badges to be printed... we're on a roll!

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 08:59:27 PM EDT 2008
I can't believe it's almost time. Where has 2008 gone?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:00:04 PM EDT 2008
Bruce and Rachele, before I forget - did you decide to hold a Grandparents Chat this Thursday? I see it on the chat calendar, but I didn't remember the final conversation about it. Just wanted to make sure you were aware...

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:00:07 PM EDT 2008
i still trying to get dad to come on tonight he said maybe at supper i wil ask him again soon

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:00:40 PM EDT 2008
Well, 2008 is only half gone - but if you measure your years in terms of FFL conferences, yep, another one down! Have you started packing?

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:00:41 PM EDT 2008
Yes, we agreed that Thursday would be the last Grandparents chat before the Orlando conference.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:00:52 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone. I've never been in a chat room before. Looking forward to our first FFL.

Registered User CD Mom of John, 2, dx'd at 1  (204.114.1.20) Tue Jul 08 09:01:09 PM EDT 2008
Hi- I'm a new parent and just want to say how impressed I am with the planning and organization for the FFL conference

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:01:12 PM EDT 2008
hello everyone!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:01:25 PM EDT 2008
Hey Chelsea - Please ask your dad to email me. I think he may have changed his email address, and he is not getting the reminder notes I send out to the group. They are bouncing back to me. Thanks!

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:01:38 PM EDT 2008
I am starting to mentally prepare for packing.... LOL 
Trying to get all the laundry done first will probably be the biggest problem. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:02:06 PM EDT 2008
Hello roomies

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:02:25 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:02:32 PM EDT 2008
Oh good! I thought I was losing my marbles (grandparents chat). I hope to be on in case there are questions, although I think you could probably answer them just as well. I'll send a note to the grandparents list to remind them. Do you want to send a note to the Orlando list inviting the Grands to join you Thurs?

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 09:02:37 PM EDT 2008
Hi

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:02:39 PM EDT 2008
Hi Everyone

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:02:40 PM EDT 2008
Hi from hot and humid south Florida :-).

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:02:42 PM EDT 2008
ok if he coem on you can tell him i try to rember to tell him

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:02:50 PM EDT 2008
Wowie Zowie! Look at everyone here! Hi!!!  Grin 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:03:14 PM EDT 2008
ELLEN !!!!!! Hi.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:03:16 PM EDT 2008
i knwo we got some email of reminders

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:03:23 PM EDT 2008
Laura, do you know the name of any particular taxi service that we can use while in Orlando? Not renting a car this year and want to go to dinner at the Disney Beach Club on Monday night?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:03:26 PM EDT 2008
we are looking forward to attending our first conference!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:03:38 PM EDT 2008
CD - Thanks for the kind words. Every year gets better because every year we ask for honest feedback, and we do listen! (and occasionally decide to change something...)  LOL 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:03:39 PM EDT 2008
Hi Diabetes Dad Grin 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:04:03 PM EDT 2008
Howdy all.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:04:03 PM EDT 2008
Hey DD! How is your family?

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:04:18 PM EDT 2008
my dad said he wil coem on in coupl minits

Registered User Teani Mom to Craig (18)  (74.181.74.123) Tue Jul 08 09:04:26 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:04:32 PM EDT 2008
Ms. Laura Smile  is there any word yet on what the scholarship winners need to do--what day etc etc?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:04:37 PM EDT 2008
Every year I leave thinking it can't possibly be better the next year, and then sure enough it truly is. You are truly remarkable Laura.

What color are the shirts this year?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:04:58 PM EDT 2008
Everyone is fine---well sorta....how r u?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:04:59 PM EDT 2008
Hi Brenda

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 09:05:13 PM EDT 2008
Off to get the kids from VBS...hope to be back before you are all done! Thanks Brenda for the stuff!! :)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:05:20 PM EDT 2008
Mears Transportation runs very reliable taxi, shuttles, and buses. We use them for shuttles and buses for all conferences, and you can request a Mears taxi. Or - you also can ask the Concierge at the Renaissance to arrange a Mears car or taxi for you. They are very safe and reliable. Or - you can ask my husband to give you a ride!  Razz 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:05:49 PM EDT 2008
Hi

Registered User Tiger Woods Dad to Kayla, 10 dx'd at 8  (68.209.104.121) Tue Jul 08 09:05:49 PM EDT 2008
Hi all!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:05:51 PM EDT 2008
Hi Everyone!

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:05:52 PM EDT 2008
Thank you.... LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:06:11 PM EDT 2008
Hi Rachele

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:06:16 PM EDT 2008
We were going to rent a car for the first few days, then return it on WEdnesday...so Mears Transp. is a good way to get around after that?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:06:24 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer's son gets his pump training starting Thurs. I gave her some LMX 4 and a Frio pack today. Told her not to refrigerate his insulin at the hotel. Blush 

Registered User Mike CWD Events, Type 1 DM, pumper  (97.101.169.140) Tue Jul 08 09:06:45 PM EDT 2008
Hi Everyone.

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:06:45 PM EDT 2008
Hi Wendy

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:07:01 PM EDT 2008
DD - I will ask Mary. I know the scholarship winners (those who are coming) will be announced at the Banquet. Beyond that, I'm not sure what is planned. Believe it or not. Very exciting for the scholarship kiddos (who aren't really kiddos anymore).

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:07:02 PM EDT 2008
Hi Ms. Brenda!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:07:10 PM EDT 2008
hi

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:07:14 PM EDT 2008
Brenda, why not refrigerate - chance of freezing it?

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:07:24 PM EDT 2008
Time to find the Frio packs

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 10, pumping ,celiac  (68.48.20.48) Tue Jul 08 09:07:25 PM EDT 2008
Good evening everybody.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:07:38 PM EDT 2008
Wendy--how many photos have you gotten for the young adults/adults group? (Or, would you prefer "young adults" because you're younger than most of us?)

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:07:39 PM EDT 2008
Yes - and if I remember - I will send a note with the Mears phone # to the list. If I don't remember, someone please remind me.

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:07:42 PM EDT 2008
Are there any special guests coming as a surprise?

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:07:48 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:07:54 PM EDT 2008
hi everyone !! Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:07:55 PM EDT 2008
Frozen insulin, Beth.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:07:59 PM EDT 2008
Hi Mike.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:08:08 PM EDT 2008
Oh--it's Thursday---she still hadn't heard---she is in Florida on other business and we will arrange for her to come on Thursday

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:08:20 PM EDT 2008
Hi Michelle - What's it doing in Alaska today? (weatherwise, I mean)

Registered User Tiger Woods Dad to Kayla, 10 dx'd at 8, new Medtronic pumper.  (68.209.104.121) Tue Jul 08 09:08:22 PM EDT 2008
Are there any focus groups with emphasis on nutrition, diet and exercise? I
did not see any - thank you.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:08:42 PM EDT 2008
oh quite a few Brenda...i haven't counted them up yet....I also need to e-mail Laura the list of well the celeb D's we want to include on the collage....Mike did you send your picture yet

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:08:43 PM EDT 2008
Sure Ellen--you're coming--you're special Cool 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:08:46 PM EDT 2008
Are there any planned events for the young adults 18-22ish age?

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:08:50 PM EDT 2008
Sounds like insulin-sicles may have been a problem in the past with the hotel fridges? Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:08:58 PM EDT 2008
Ellen - you asked about shirts... a light butter yellow with turquoise print. Really pretty - er, nice.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:09:15 PM EDT 2008
Raining and 55 degrees

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:09:23 PM EDT 2008
Thanks DD

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:09:32 PM EDT 2008
Do you have them in tent sizes???? Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:10:19 PM EDT 2008
LOL - Beth! LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:10:26 PM EDT 2008
The 'fridge' units in the Renaissance are not cold enough to freeze insulin (they don't have freezer components). The other hotels do have freezers - be very careful about putting insulin in them! More than half of our families froze our insulin at the first conference in 2000. Thank goodness Lilly folks were with us - they sent out an APB for more insulin and helped everyone get replacement!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:10:29 PM EDT 2008
The size of the Quilt for Life Washington DC tent?

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:10:29 PM EDT 2008
It's stopped now. Gotta take Cameron to soccer practice at 6:30. Jake is at scout camp this week.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:10:29 PM EDT 2008
Young Adults Reception Wed. 1-2:30, dinner and Salsa dancing (lessons incl.) Fri. --8 p.m., I think.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:11:45 PM EDT 2008
Young Adults Dinner and Salsa dancing Friday at 7.
Also - there is a young adults breakfast with Nicole Johnson Weds at 9.

Registered User Mike CWD Events, Type 1 DM, pumper  (97.101.169.140) Tue Jul 08 09:11:59 PM EDT 2008
Hey Ellen, ready for Orlando?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:12:11 PM EDT 2008
Er, Laura, it wasn't quite that easy to get it replaced. I think someone had some kind of coupons to get insulin. I got an Rx and drove to three pharmacies before I could get it filled.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:12:21 PM EDT 2008
I'm new to this entire process, this is our first event, any suggestions Smile 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:12:32 PM EDT 2008
Ellen, is your son coming this year?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:12:40 PM EDT 2008
yeah this is our first event too lol

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:12:42 PM EDT 2008
Ellen - Also the young adults last year went to the park as a group. I'm guessing they will do similarly this year.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:12:48 PM EDT 2008
This Ellen's son is coming.

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:13:01 PM EDT 2008
Hi Tanya! Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:13:10 PM EDT 2008
Is THAT what happened? See what I know. I thought someone stood there with a case and handed it out... Maybe that was YOU? LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:13:10 PM EDT 2008
Ellen remember to send me a picture of Zack....

Registered User Tiger Woods Dad to Kayla, 10 dx'd at 8, new Medtronic pumper.  (68.209.104.121) Tue Jul 08 09:13:18 PM EDT 2008
I'm a newbie too!

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:13:26 PM EDT 2008
Hi Connie Smile 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:13:46 PM EDT 2008
Ohhhh I remember the pharmacy run for insulin!!!!!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:13:47 PM EDT 2008
me to

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:13:47 PM EDT 2008
My son (Sam) will be with the young adults. I don't believe Carolyn is coming this year. She's mid-semester at NYU. Difficult to get away.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:13:52 PM EDT 2008
I made it, thanks for taking time for me Sunday

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:13:59 PM EDT 2008
Hi Tanya - be prepared to be amazed....this is our first FFL (though we've been to a regional conf).

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:14:07 PM EDT 2008
Tanya, we are too. This is our first conference. My girls are looking forward to meeting other kids their age.

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:14:20 PM EDT 2008
We were newbies last year and believe me we didn't have any problems. Lots of volunteers and other 'friends' always willing to help.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:14:26 PM EDT 2008
Well, Tanya, you know it will be hot and humid. Bring rain gear for Sat. at the park. Always rains! Bring an extra LARGE tote bag or such to carry home all the things the exhibitors will be handing out.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:14:31 PM EDT 2008
Newbies - we think you are wonderful! Can't wait to meet you all at the First Timers Reception. You're coming, right? Weds at 3:00 in the Crystal Ballroom! All 800 of you!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:14:42 PM EDT 2008
You are welcome Tanya! Great to see you in the chat!

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:14:45 PM EDT 2008
We are very excited, the kids are counting down the days

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:14:50 PM EDT 2008
Brenda..i suggest an extra suitcase...

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:15:13 PM EDT 2008
800 newbies???!!! WOW.... how many 'oldbies' ?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:15:14 PM EDT 2008
 Smile we love 'dem newbies Wink 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:15:32 PM EDT 2008
I told the kids, "No more backpacks!" We ended up with 6 last year.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:15:32 PM EDT 2008
Or FedEx all the extra stuff back home! You may have to pay $$ for extra luggage these days!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:15:53 PM EDT 2008
Well, suitcase if you're flying. Tanya is prob. driving, so a large tote should do.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:16:09 PM EDT 2008
I'll be there to greet some newbies :-)....Big welcome hugs for everyone...

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:16:12 PM EDT 2008
I'm an oldie now. This will be our 4th FFL.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:16:14 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I was thinking Fedex would be cheaper and easier than extra luggage too! LOL Maybe they need to come on board as a sponsor next year!! Grin 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:16:16 PM EDT 2008
Michelle, I agree--tons of backpacks here, too.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:16:16 PM EDT 2008
Thankfully i'm only a half hour away

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:16:38 PM EDT 2008
Anyone else feeling old reading these posts?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:16:48 PM EDT 2008
We did luck out that one year weather-wise... remember? A few years ago? A hurricane went west into the Gulf, and we had Saturday in the park, around 75 degrees, a bit cloudy and windy. Many of the tourists had fled, and it wasn't crowded. And, the storm never came!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:16:48 PM EDT 2008
oh thats nice tanya. you dont have to go far lol

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:17:00 PM EDT 2008
Honey, you ARE really old.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:17:01 PM EDT 2008
DD--it's just because we ARE old.

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:17:06 PM EDT 2008
We will be there to great all the Grandparents...old and new to the conference and not OLD as in AGE! Razz 

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:17:26 PM EDT 2008
No close to home but far enough to get excited

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:17:27 PM EDT 2008
DD- is that you tom???

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:17:30 PM EDT 2008
Yea--but at least you're good looking  Wink 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:17:35 PM EDT 2008
That's a great idea (note to self to contact FedEx)...

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:17:46 PM EDT 2008
That would be me Tom!!!!!

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:17:52 PM EDT 2008
This is our first conf. too Razz We are all very excited!! On wed. if the kids are not going to focus groups do we need to bring our own babysitters?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:17:55 PM EDT 2008
Hey Stacey! We're getting the brownies ready for you!

Registered User Kasi type1, 15  (76.181.64.32) Tue Jul 08 09:18:03 PM EDT 2008
Hello!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:18:05 PM EDT 2008
 Eek 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:18:08 PM EDT 2008
I gave two of those green/black ones to my friend for her sons. They were used all year at school.

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:18:10 PM EDT 2008
Laura that two notes now... Mears phone number and FedEx

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:18:25 PM EDT 2008
do i get my own special plate again???

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:18:37 PM EDT 2008
We got hotel reservations about two months ago but Saturday night was already full. Is that normal? Laura, any chance of rooms opening up Saturday night or is something else happening at the hotel that weekend?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:18:47 PM EDT 2008
Laura--does your house look like that commercial with the squirrel that has 9 million 'post its' everwhere?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:18:49 PM EDT 2008
For the newbies, I want you to know the siblings have a fabulous time too....

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:18:52 PM EDT 2008
Since my son's Novolog pen doesn't have a prescription label affixed to it, I'm wondering what the requirement is to be able to take it on the plane?

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:18:54 PM EDT 2008
Stacey, how's navigating going?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:19:05 PM EDT 2008
We don't have childcare on Weds... If you can bring your own sitter, then certainly that is fine to do so. However, many of the focus groups are for families, so you may want to consider attending some of those. That way the kids can join you.
Or - if they are more into the pool and outdoor play - a sitter is just fine!

Registered User Margie (PA)   (141.158.227.178) Tue Jul 08 09:19:15 PM EDT 2008
We are first timers too- Paige (dx @ 9) now 14yrs old- nervous!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:19:15 PM EDT 2008
Navigating is wonderful!! Very easy....

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:19:38 PM EDT 2008
Hi Stacey!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:19:42 PM EDT 2008
my 16 yo will be there. im gonna have her watch my kids wednesday

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:19:49 PM EDT 2008
It amazes me to think that at our first conference (2003)Brooke was in childcare...now this will be her last year in the elementary group - she turns 10 only 4 days after the conference and can't wait to be an official TWEEN at the Bethesda conference!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:20:02 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie- In our flying exoperience re : D supplies- they never look

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:20:17 PM EDT 2008
My non-D son got SOOO excited to see some of the fliers that came in the mail (like the Smith's one that said they could win an iPod at their booth). He's all about the freebies.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:20:17 PM EDT 2008
Glad you're coming this year DD

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:20:24 PM EDT 2008
I never had anyone take a second look at our diabetes supplies.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:20:24 PM EDT 2008
I lose post-its. And I hate gizmos like electronic planners. I almost died when I had to get a Blackberry. I still use a regular calendar and a daily to-do list! Very un-technical!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:20:34 PM EDT 2008
ok i was wondering that? we have have never even flown anywhere so i was wondering about the diabetic supplies

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:20:42 PM EDT 2008
I think my first year I WAS in childcare.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:20:56 PM EDT 2008
Hi Stacey...how many pies does Jesse want this year?

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:21:03 PM EDT 2008
Laura, you need the Xtra Sticky post-its. They never fall off.

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:21:09 PM EDT 2008
DD LOL 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:21:15 PM EDT 2008
The pump always sets off the metal detector in Anchorage.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:21:31 PM EDT 2008
LOL DD LOL 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:21:34 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Stacey

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:21:46 PM EDT 2008
Connie, my daughter Lillian turns 10 one montha after the conference. Hopefully they will get to know one another!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:21:48 PM EDT 2008
one pie is good wendy. maybe you should freeze it after baking it so it doesnt get smushed.. tho he ate it and loved it anyway

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:21:50 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D - the Saturday before or after the conference?

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:21:51 PM EDT 2008
Jen what airport are you flying out of

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:21:59 PM EDT 2008
so do we need a note or anything for the plane or do we just tell them she is diabetic?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:22:05 PM EDT 2008
logan

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:22:07 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie, we put all the D. supplies in a tote bag. Just tell them what it is. They should have no problem. If you want to be safe, get a letter from your endo. saying your child/children has/have diabetes. Extra prescriptions are always go to have, too, kept apart from the supplies. That way, if you lose the supply bag, you get go to a local pharmacy. Starting Tues., there should be plenty of other families around from whom supplies could be obtained.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:22:08 PM EDT 2008
Connie, did I meet you in 2003?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:22:20 PM EDT 2008
in bosotn

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:22:20 PM EDT 2008
trying to see if i can pack the bag a little less full

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:22:20 PM EDT 2008
Full hotel on Saturday night is because another conference starts on Sunday.
Keep checking back with the hotel. I actually am holding 10 rooms under my name in case there are people who need rooms because of physical disabilities last minute. If they are not taken, I will release them next week. That will open up just a little bit of space on Saturday night.

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:22:34 PM EDT 2008
very easy did it last year no problems

Registered User Kayla (South Florida, age 10 w/dad) New Medtronic pumper.  (68.209.104.121) Tue Jul 08 09:22:53 PM EDT 2008
Is anyone going to see Shamu?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:22:54 PM EDT 2008
where are you from mike

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:22:56 PM EDT 2008
Thanks. I'll check with them!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:23:07 PM EDT 2008
when is everyone arriving /departing?? we'll be there monday afternoon !!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:23:09 PM EDT 2008
DD - That was YOU?

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:23:13 PM EDT 2008
security even talk to Matt

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:23:21 PM EDT 2008
Mass

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:23:31 PM EDT 2008
oh me too lol

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:23:40 PM EDT 2008
I arrive Tuesday evening and depart Monday night but spending sunday night at Disney

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:23:44 PM EDT 2008
Ellen - yes! I believe you were at the DRI booth that year when I met you. As you were my "guiding light" leading up to the conference. I still remember the first nights following dx'd logging onto CWD Chats and there were you and Judith (from IN) guiding me through everything! Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:23:45 PM EDT 2008
We'll be there Monday to Monday. Looks like about 400 families - including a whole bunch at the Residence Inn and Courtyard - will be there by Tuesday.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:23:50 PM EDT 2008
Stacey, we come in on Sunday/leave Sunday.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:23:53 PM EDT 2008
We'll be in on Tuesday morning.

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:24:20 PM EDT 2008
Jen when are you arriving

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:24:22 PM EDT 2008
man this goes to fast for me adn my family my dad cant read it all

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:24:27 PM EDT 2008
arriving Monday morning leaving Sunday evening

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:24:32 PM EDT 2008
wendy- what times your departing flight?? we have an 830pm

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:24:40 PM EDT 2008
we coming on sunday

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:24:44 PM EDT 2008
Kayla, where in S. FL are you?

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:24:51 PM EDT 2008
we are taking a plane 835 am tuesday. we are staying in kissimmee for the first night

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:25:27 PM EDT 2008
Leaving monday afternoon.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:25:31 PM EDT 2008
Sam's pump makes the alarm go off about 50% of the time going through security. Do not take off the pump and put it through the scanner with your carryons - it can mess up the calibration.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:25:43 PM EDT 2008
mike i live on the south shore in mass

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:25:44 PM EDT 2008
8:48 pm Stacey

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:25:46 PM EDT 2008
why do all of these people have a blue star befo
re their name?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:26:08 PM EDT 2008
I'm with you, Chelsea. I can't read that fast either! Some chats are like that!  Eek 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:26:15 PM EDT 2008
we're special

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:26:17 PM EDT 2008
I am one who always makes the alarms go off...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:26:20 PM EDT 2008
They are very special.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:26:24 PM EDT 2008
 Frown I want one

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:26:25 PM EDT 2008
i'm a little concerned about getting stuff on plane because my non-D son flew with a group and one of the students had an epi-pen with doctor's note and they dumped out her whole bag on the counter and sent her up to 2nd level of security. fortunately, 2nd level said it was a mistake but very traumatic for the child!

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:26:25 PM EDT 2008
Good question

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:26:29 PM EDT 2008
Because they're special and you aren't. LOL 

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:26:44 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D - we will all have name tags on. If you happen to see either myself (from VA) or "Brooke" don't be shy and ask if it's us! We'd love to meet you in "person"! Smile 

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:26:44 PM EDT 2008
DD - they're SPECIAL, and we're not.  LOL 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:26:49 PM EDT 2008
DD- you have to register and log in as a member.. then you can have one too!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:26:51 PM EDT 2008
The blue star means that you are a CWD regular with a set chat account.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:26:54 PM EDT 2008
 Grin 

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:27:10 PM EDT 2008
arriving on Sunday at Renaissance i am also on south shore

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:27:12 PM EDT 2008
DD, see http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/chat/memberlogin.htm to become a member.

Registered User Lainey Mom of Christian, 10, dx 6 months ago  (99.141.227.204) Tue Jul 08 09:27:16 PM EDT 2008
Hello Everyone

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:27:29 PM EDT 2008
oh wow mike small world lol we are in rockland

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:27:29 PM EDT 2008
Laura Billetdeaux do you know it any are coming for alberta canada

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:27:34 PM EDT 2008
Hey Lainey  Smile 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:27:45 PM EDT 2008
 Cry  okay---I just thought it was because Brenda did not like me

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:27:45 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:27:48 PM EDT 2008
Hi Lainey

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:28:02 PM EDT 2008
Randolph

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:28:14 PM EDT 2008
Hi Chelsea - Lots of folks from Canada - probably close to 50 or more. Off the top of my head, I can't remember how many are from Alberta.

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:28:25 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:28:27 PM EDT 2008
I don't often do the chat rooms. No one is ever on when I have the time.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:28:30 PM EDT 2008
ok

Registered User Lainey Mom of Christian, 10, dx 6 months ago  (99.141.227.204) Tue Jul 08 09:28:30 PM EDT 2008
Can't wait I think Im more excited than the kids. Finally I wont feel so alone

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:28:39 PM EDT 2008
Hi Connie

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:28:42 PM EDT 2008
Wow, never knew you could login for chats! See, I still learn something new every time I"m on CWD.  Smile 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:28:47 PM EDT 2008
wow lol. kind of off topic but we have a support group for kids at ssh in weymouth once a month! you should join us sometyime mike!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:28:54 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie - There is a page on the CWD website about flying with type 1 diabetes... Brenda, can you find that link?

Registered User Lainey Mom of Christian, 10, dx 6 months ago  (99.141.227.204) Tue Jul 08 09:29:01 PM EDT 2008
Laura how many fam are scheduled to come?

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:29:01 PM EDT 2008
Hi Wendy - how is the collage coming along?

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:29:04 PM EDT 2008
Connie, we'll keep an eye out for you.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:29:15 PM EDT 2008
Well, DD, there is this rule that guys from NY/CT with moustaches cannot be members! Evil Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:29:26 PM EDT 2008
working on it...trying to figure out how to get it to Florida...ay just mail it...

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:29:28 PM EDT 2008
ok sounds good

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:29:38 PM EDT 2008
yeah ill have to check that link out about flying

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:29:40 PM EDT 2008
have a bunch of pictures so far...

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:29:53 PM EDT 2008
Lainey, our first family camp after our girls were dx was the best thing that ever happened to us. I'm sure this will be like that for you!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:29:54 PM EDT 2008
Traveling with D
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/d_0n_600.htm

has a link at the bottom on Flying with D

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:30:06 PM EDT 2008
I'm glad I shaved...lol..

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:30:14 PM EDT 2008
Can we put it together there Wendy?

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:30:34 PM EDT 2008
Wendy - what a great idea to add an "adult" version! Thanks for doing this!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:30:37 PM EDT 2008
maybe we could connie..just worried about flying with the glue and stuff...but that might work

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:30:37 PM EDT 2008
Stacey--funny

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:30:42 PM EDT 2008
It's easy, Beth, but I just forget to use it.

Registered User Lainey Mom of Christian, 10, dx 6 months ago  (99.141.227.204) Tue Jul 08 09:30:51 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Sandy can't wait to meet other moms who get it

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:30:58 PM EDT 2008
I still may need some extra hands as volunteers if anyone is interested. Not sure if you all know, but Julia Mattingly (who runs registration) - her dad just had surgery and is quite ill. She is not sure they can make it this year to FFL - it will probably be a last minute decision. I need to staff registration to the hilt so there are lots of helpers and she doesn't need to worry.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:30:58 PM EDT 2008
Wendy, is that the collage I read about last night? I am putting pictures in the mail tomorrow.

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:31:01 PM EDT 2008
Hi Connie! It's me Connie! LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:31:06 PM EDT 2008
actually some of it was Connie(bC)'s idea

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:31:29 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I'm in for that.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:31:42 PM EDT 2008
Laura if you need me to help...I am willing to also

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:31:43 PM EDT 2008
Mike do you have an email address?

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:31:44 PM EDT 2008
Wendy, if you want help putting it together there, I'll volunteer. You can use photo squares instead of glue so you don't have toworry about glue mess in transit.

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:31:50 PM EDT 2008
You can pack the glue in your checked luggage

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:31:55 PM EDT 2008
I can volunteer to help at the registration desk some just let me know what to do.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:31:58 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I'll help too - just let me know when and where.

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:31:58 PM EDT 2008
Laura, you can call on Bruce and I anytime... we would be very happy to help when we are not doing the grandparent 'thing'.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:32:04 PM EDT 2008
I hope Julia can make it.

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:32:06 PM EDT 2008
Hi Connie, we'll finally meet Grin 

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:32:13 PM EDT 2008
yes

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:32:43 PM EDT 2008
cause i can add you to our support group mailing list

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:32:52 PM EDT 2008
Lookie what I have!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:32:58 PM EDT 2008
Connie - I can't wait! Razz  We certainly need to get a "Connie" picture!

Registered User Teani Mom to Craig (18)  (74.181.74.123) Tue Jul 08 09:33:00 PM EDT 2008
Wendy, about the collage, I could help if needed. We are driving and I could bring glue or whatever. Just let me know.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:33:01 PM EDT 2008
wendy- I'll have glue and gluesticks in my K supplies... You can borrow ..

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:33:01 PM EDT 2008
it will be nice to meet everyone after chatting for 5 years lol

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:33:09 PM EDT 2008
Connie and when i arrive at florida with my clothes covered in glue... LOL 

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:33:11 PM EDT 2008
laura, I can help just let me know. i will bw there on monday

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:33:14 PM EDT 2008
We'll be there early Laura

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:33:14 PM EDT 2008
can't keep up to find who asked about hotel but, we need to cancel our room for sat. night due to flight change. is there a way to transfer room to person who needs.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:33:18 PM EDT 2008
DD is special now !!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:33:20 PM EDT 2008
I am truly such a dweeb

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:33:26 PM EDT 2008
Good to see some other Navigators out there. We are almost through our "Trial" year with one of our daughters. Had some ups and downs with it (no pun intended).

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:33:39 PM EDT 2008
Connie e-mail me i will send you a connie picture...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:33:45 PM EDT 2008
Tuesday and Wednesday are the busy registration days. Thanks - I'll write to you guys with potential times. I hope Julia can make it, too. Family is family, though. She needs to watch over her dad.

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:33:45 PM EDT 2008
That may scare you Connie LOL 

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:34:13 PM EDT 2008
Laura - I'll email you offline but I'm more then willing to help out wherever I can!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:34:21 PM EDT 2008
LOL Connie! LOL 

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:34:27 PM EDT 2008
Especially parents Laura, BTDT, I couldn't be with my dad

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:34:31 PM EDT 2008
Laura i told my mom if she was still in her brace..she would have to fly to florida with me... LOL 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:34:36 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I never did sign up for any focus groups. So I'll be available on Wednesday.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:34:47 PM EDT 2008
I know i'm new to this process but I'm close by and willing to help in any way

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:35:20 PM EDT 2008
The kids can fend for themselves.  LOL 

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:35:39 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D , would love to meet you at the conf. always looking to find other families w/more than 1. just to make sure I haven't lost my mind LOL 

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:35:57 PM EDT 2008
my 11 yo is annoying her 7 yo brother uggh lol

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:36:13 PM EDT 2008
Jen..isn't that normal?

Registered User Lainey Mom of Christian, 10, dx 6 months ago  (99.141.227.204) Tue Jul 08 09:36:19 PM EDT 2008
Gotta go see you in 13 days wahoo

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:36:27 PM EDT 2008
Tanya, I'm sure Laura will find plenty of volunteers. I think that First Timers need to spend the time wandering the space and meeting families. You can always come in 2009 and volunteer. Smile 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper, quilt square number 488  (24.0.228.138) Tue Jul 08 09:36:30 PM EDT 2008
okay gotta go and play wii boxing with mom

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:36:30 PM EDT 2008
yeah i guess so but it still aggravates me lol

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:36:31 PM EDT 2008
 LOL Wendy, of course

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:36:33 PM EDT 2008
Thanks, Everyone. I wrote down everyone who just volunteered. That will teach you.  Wink 

Now on to another subject - those of you with teens realize that your kids will not be in the building all day Thurs and all day Fri, right?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:36:46 PM EDT 2008
Bye Lainey, hope to meet you in Orlando.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:36:47 PM EDT 2008
Jen, my 11 yo is annoying her 9 yo brother...that's their function at this point, isn't it? LOL 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:36:47 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone...just got home from work...sorry I'm late!

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:36:52 PM EDT 2008
My kids would be annoying each other but one is off at camp.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:37:03 PM EDT 2008
lol i guess so beth

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:37:08 PM EDT 2008
And that's a bad thing? Confused 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:37:13 PM EDT 2008
And who finds that a problem? LOL 

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:37:14 PM EDT 2008
Bye, Lainey

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:37:40 PM EDT 2008
laura, how many families are coming that have more than 1 type 1 ?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:37:46 PM EDT 2008
Well all--need to run a few errands----I look forward to meeting the newbies. hugging the oldies, and seeing my friendies again.......

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:37:56 PM EDT 2008
 LOL Brenda! Laura, any chance of getting another hotel for the other kids?

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:37:57 PM EDT 2008
I just got here a few minutes ago, stil need to make supper and lunches for tomorrow

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:37:57 PM EDT 2008
hey JO !!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:38:02 PM EDT 2008
Hey Jo - GLad you could make it! We just had about a dozen people volunteer to help in Registration if Julia isn't able to join us. Or maybe they'll help even if she does (because it is so much fun and you get to meet everyone!).

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:38:03 PM EDT 2008
i know what was i thinking lol. i deal with 7 whiny babies alld ay then get to come home and deal with my bratty kids LOL

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:38:15 PM EDT 2008
Guess we are lucky that only one of three kids is here tonight. He's watching t.v. recovering from a sore throat/fever thing.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:38:25 PM EDT 2008
By DD Smile 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:38:44 PM EDT 2008
You guys rock!! I'm so hoping Julia will be there...her Dad went home today I'm pretty sure

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:38:45 PM EDT 2008
suezt3....I have lost my mind. Does the 3 mean you have there w/diab? We are also newly dx with celiac (got the biopsy results today). It seems it never ends Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:38:47 PM EDT 2008
Bye DD with a Star... LOL 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:38:55 PM EDT 2008
Hi Stacey!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:39:02 PM EDT 2008
From the registration forms, I'd say a dozen or so families have more than one child with type 1. May be more than that. Not everyone answered the question.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:39:03 PM EDT 2008
I can't spell either.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:39:07 PM EDT 2008
 LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:39:21 PM EDT 2008
Bye DD! Sending a smooch to your family.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:39:23 PM EDT 2008
That's good news about Julia's dad...

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.189.231.3) Tue Jul 08 09:39:42 PM EDT 2008
Smoochies to your face and your family too my friend!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:39:45 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D.--there will be plenty of GF foods at the Conf. and a speaker who's an expert on celiac.

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:39:58 PM EDT 2008
It's been a trying time for the whole family..we've been sending lots of prayers, hugs and good karma Wink 

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:40:00 PM EDT 2008
I'll make Allan work so I canm meet everyone Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:40:27 PM EDT 2008
Yes, every snack break and meal will have a gluten free buffet - and every person with celiac will be wearing a yellow bracelet, so we know who belongs at the gf buffet!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:40:28 PM EDT 2008
Wow - a lot of smooching going on here! LOL 

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:40:32 PM EDT 2008
How many families are registered so far?

Registered User Teani Mom to Craig (18)  (74.181.74.123) Tue Jul 08 09:40:36 PM EDT 2008
Bye everyone. Looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone.

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:40:36 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D , you and I need to meet. Yes that means 3, Ryan still is in some kind of honeymoon phase and I have celiac  Frown and so does Reed my 11 year old

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:40:43 PM EDT 2008
I'm not sure my 17 y/o would come if he knows he's going to be seperate from us with his age group so, I haven't told him. Any opinions?

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:41:14 PM EDT 2008
He will have a blast Bonnie...Jesse will take care of him, right Stacey!

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:41:21 PM EDT 2008
my 2 teens could care less about mommy being around lol

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:41:38 PM EDT 2008
In fact, he'll forget about you all together!

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:41:50 PM EDT 2008
No advice. My kid loves being away from me.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:41:55 PM EDT 2008
I just thought of a question...My 10 year old son will be in the tween group with Skye and he does not have diabetes but he does have asthama will there be information I can leave with him for his group or how do i handle this

Registered User Teani Mom to Craig (18)  (74.181.74.123) Tue Jul 08 09:42:00 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie, I just saw your post before I signed out. My son is 18, maybe they can get together. It will be our second time.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:42:01 PM EDT 2008
i am scard with otu my parents around lol i do not know how i am goign to to this

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03  (68.39.101.248) Tue Jul 08 09:42:04 PM EDT 2008
Hi everyone I just got home from snack bar duty. Sorry I'm late...

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:42:12 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie - your 17 y/o will have a blast. He is more then welcome to meet my 16 y/o ahead of time, if this will help!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:42:19 PM EDT 2008
You letting him stay home? Will he be supervised? It scares me to think of what teens will/would do w/o their parents. Ever see "Risky Business?"

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:42:21 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie - Email me privately and let's talk about how to tell him. I would not suggest surprising him with the news. There will be a Teen First Timer reception on Weds at 3:00 and he'll meet lots of kids there. However, maybe he would benefit from having a buddy or two this week. There are lots of teens who are conference email buddies... and that way he would have a friend once he got there.

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:42:34 PM EDT 2008
Will the teens have anytime at the exhibit hall other than Wednesday night?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:42:55 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie, boy or girl? We have a 17 yr. old girl--turns 18 this Thurs. She loves the conferences.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:43:21 PM EDT 2008
I'm really glad there is a session on celiac. We will definitely need to meet. I may be holding up a sign with your name on it until I meet you!! We haven't even told Caroline yet. That comes tomorrow.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:43:30 PM EDT 2008
my oldest is 16 and a half it looks liek there will be a lot kids her age

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:43:40 PM EDT 2008
Chelsea - Don't be scared! This is a wonderful group of kids and staff. Most of the staff are CWD parents who actually HAVE teenagers with type 1 themselves! (or who were teens with type 1 themselves). And we can always call your folks and get you back to the hotel if there is a need. Do not be afraid!  Smile 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:43:49 PM EDT 2008
Oh, and my 17 y/o without D will be there too..he will be well 'friended' and taken care of

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:44:09 PM EDT 2008
There are 250+ teens registered now. Very evenly distributed among the ages. Nice group.

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.174.115) Tue Jul 08 09:44:22 PM EDT 2008
Jen my oldest is 15

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:44:49 PM EDT 2008
Laura, I noticed there will be a cyber cafe...is there a place to put messages for families to pick up...like those who don't know each other but want to meet?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:44:50 PM EDT 2008
Weds night is 'it' for the teens in the Exhibit Hall. Good point. Thanks for bringing that up!

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 10, Dx'd October 10th, 2006, Pumping, CGMS  (99.10.55.152) Tue Jul 08 09:45:15 PM EDT 2008
Howdy Folks

bonnie, let Brenda introduce him to her daughters and their friends and you won't see him for the rest of the week

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:45:35 PM EDT 2008
Those who've been before - what suggestions do you have for off-site stuff before the confernece starts?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:45:44 PM EDT 2008
Jo - Let's talk about how to do that (messages). There isn't really. But perhaps we could brainstorm it. The challenge is that the registration space isn't giant, and there are so many people. I'm open to ideas.

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:45:45 PM EDT 2008
Joanne - good idea!

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03  (68.39.101.248) Tue Jul 08 09:45:52 PM EDT 2008
Hello do you have a rought idea of how many kids around age 8.

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:46:01 PM EDT 2008
my kidsare 16, 13(diabetic) 11 and 7

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:46:09 PM EDT 2008
Beth..Sea World, Kennedy Space Center...of course there's always Disney World!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:46:37 PM EDT 2008
Beth - An honest suggestion... pick a park or two to 'do' - and then hang at the hotel pool and meet CWD people. It costs less and is more fun.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:46:38 PM EDT 2008
Beth, many people go to Disney or Sea World.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:46:54 PM EDT 2008
kennedy space center is awesome. we went 2 years ago

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:46:58 PM EDT 2008
i want to go to that kenedy space center

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:47:04 PM EDT 2008
Beth, we're going to Church Street ?Statioon, haven't been there since 1978

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:47:14 PM EDT 2008
We could put a bulletin board somewhere...or a place with sticky notes....let me think about it and I'll email you later

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:47:19 PM EDT 2008
In the elementary group (ages 6-9), there are 200 kids. Again, evenly distributed. So, around 50 eight year olds.

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:47:23 PM EDT 2008
My son's not an outgoing person and isn't prone to talk to people he doesn't know.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:47:41 PM EDT 2008
It just hit me that Meghan's 3-year anniversary of DX will be at the conference - how appropriate!
I'm thinking one off-site thing, then hang around the other day (M/T) before the conference gets rolling. What's Church Street Station?

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03  (68.39.101.248) Tue Jul 08 09:47:49 PM EDT 2008
my son does not know of anyone his age w/ D that's why we are going and can't wait...

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:47:52 PM EDT 2008
sandy d- just look for the mom with the glazed over look on her face LOL celiac is not so bad when you figure out what you can eat. just be prepared to spend about 2 hrs. in the grocery store Eek i just met a family who knows a lot about it so maybe i can help!!

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:47:55 PM EDT 2008
i nevre relay talk lol

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:48:00 PM EDT 2008
I have a question about siblings with medical conditions that are non diabetic, how do we handle this

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:48:07 PM EDT 2008
Yeah, but I don't know where to put that. The collages take up all the space around registration. And this year we also have the 5000 Step Club (and pedometers and t-shirts to give out with that).

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:48:08 PM EDT 2008
Sea World is right across the street from the conference hotel - no additional transportation needed. Also, a water park (owned by Sea World - Artica, I think) just opened down the street from the conference hotel.

Registered User Paige's Dad (KS) Dad of Paige, 10, Dx'd October 10th, 2006, Pumping, CGMS  (99.10.55.152) Tue Jul 08 09:48:14 PM EDT 2008
bonnie my son was the same way, but those girls and their friends will make him very welcome

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:48:46 PM EDT 2008
Paige-glad to hear that!

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:48:51 PM EDT 2008
My 7 (pushing 8) year old is a bit shy too. I really hopes she hits it off with someone!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:49:02 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie, I think some of the others are not very outgoing either, but somehow they do fine. They seem to tag along with others. I've seen many teens hanging out with mine and I never know their names and they never seem to speak. They go with the flow...

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:49:42 PM EDT 2008
oops, should have said Paige's Dad!

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:49:57 PM EDT 2008
They usually do find someone to hang with. My daughter is shy, too. She always looks forward to the conference, though.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:50:05 PM EDT 2008
Tanya, your contact info goes ont he back of your child's nametag, so if there's an issue you can be reached ASAP....

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:50:09 PM EDT 2008
well, the teens do have a very outgoing welcome committee...

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:50:12 PM EDT 2008
Hello everyone...Im glad I made it..atleast for the last 10 min

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:50:15 PM EDT 2008
Sandy, Caroline might be shy at first but the groups are small and the kids do icebreakers...the kids are so welcoming...she probably won't want to leave when you go to pick her up Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:50:17 PM EDT 2008
Tanya--maybe you can e-mail Laura about that. Laura, do you want to post your address in case someone can't find it?

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:50:19 PM EDT 2008
Reed my 11 year old is so shy so if anyone needs a buddy?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:50:29 PM EDT 2008
What's the 5000 step club?

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:50:50 PM EDT 2008
My 10 year old will be in the tween group with Skye and has asthma, do i need to fill anything out for him since he will have his inhaler with him

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:51:06 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie - Is your son ok having girls as friends? We do have a very warm group (guys and girls) who will extend a personal invite to your son if they know he is a bit shy. They won't make a big deal out of it so he feels odd, but they will definitely make sure he feels welcome.

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:51:16 PM EDT 2008
Sandy...my daughter was just dxd in May and we will be attending the conference...she is 6--if you would like the girls can email each other prior and then they will know someone else going in

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:51:35 PM EDT 2008
Laura...we'll think of a way to do messages...we usually get asked a lot at registration throughout the week..will talk to you about it later ok?

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:51:38 PM EDT 2008
Laura Billetdeaux-i'm not sure if the person looking for a room sat. saw my post that i need to cancel so, if you know who it is and there's a way I can transfer my room to them, let me know.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:51:41 PM EDT 2008
Ellen--you pick up a pedometer and when you've logged the 5,000 steps, you show someone at the appointed area (prob. near or in Registration) and you get a t-shirt.

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:51:49 PM EDT 2008
Im terrified to leave her but I know that it will be a wonderful experience for her

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:52:10 PM EDT 2008
The 5000 Step Club is a new 'fun thing' to get everyone off their butts and walking (or exercising). At registration, ask for a pedometer. We have 3000 of them there. Once you hit the 5,000 step mark (which is roughly two miles) bring it back to registration and pick up a 5000 Step Club shirt!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:52:20 PM EDT 2008
Hi Haleys Mom! Smile 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Mom of Zack, 20, quilt 271  (205.188.116.79) Tue Jul 08 09:52:22 PM EDT 2008
Oh I want to do that :-). Thanks Brenda.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:52:26 PM EDT 2008
That would be great. How do we that...sharing email addresses. Can we do that right here?

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:52:39 PM EDT 2008
Yea!!! More TShirts!!!!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:52:40 PM EDT 2008
that should take a day laura.....lol...

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:52:53 PM EDT 2008
Can we pick it up before hand? We'll be exploring Sunday Monday and Tuesday Grin 

Registered User Ellen Mom of Anna, 12, dx'd at 6, pumping  (139.55.48.229) Tue Jul 08 09:53:24 PM EDT 2008
How many families are registered?

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:53:32 PM EDT 2008
Its up to you...I dont mind posting ours...your daughter can email Haley at Hoggfamilyof5@hotmail.com and she will be so excited to respond Grin 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 09:53:32 PM EDT 2008
o my mom asking about alarm cloock are there them in the hotels

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:53:42 PM EDT 2008
HaleysMom - I know it's scary, but the good news is you are leaving her for short periods with people who GET IT (the whole diabetes thing).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:54:03 PM EDT 2008
Yes - there is a waiver that every family will sign - and a space on the waiver to let us know about any other medical (or behavioral) problems we need to know about. Inhalers we definitely should know about (and also give us some direction on when we should find you if there is a concern). Melissa Ringely is a nurse and also the coordinator of the Tween group. Please speak directly with her the first day. Or, if you'd prefer, email me and I will connect you with her beforehand.

Registered User Sandy D Mom of Lillian, 9, dx age 3: Caroline 7, dx age 2  (76.106.221.136) Tue Jul 08 09:54:20 PM EDT 2008
Bonnie, I am looking for that room saturday night. I don't know how to get it transferred but I would really appreciate it. We could drive home that night but would rather not and don't really want to change hotels for one night. Maybe we do it once we get there. We are arriving Wednesday.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:54:34 PM EDT 2008
Yes, there are alarm clocks in the hotel. There are also hairdryers and irons. And coffeepots in each room.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:54:41 PM EDT 2008
How many families are registered? Just making sure you see Ellen's question.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:54:45 PM EDT 2008
I know the Renaissance has alarm clocks. Last time there, the one next door was going off at 4 am. Finally had to call the front desk to get them to turn it off. The people in there left the day before.

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:54:49 PM EDT 2008
Chelsea...yes there are alarm clocks in the rooms or you can do a wake up call from the hotel...or get one of your friends to bang on the door!!

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:55:03 PM EDT 2008
I didnt know about the 5000 step club...that sounds great, does that include everyone...the kids?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:55:05 PM EDT 2008
irons??? wwhats an iron??

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:55:18 PM EDT 2008
There will be 600 families attending - from all over the world. 15 countries.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:55:29 PM EDT 2008
Yay! Coffeepots! The 3 hour time difference is going to be hard for me - I'll want to sleep until 11 AM and stay up until 3! LOL

Registered User Jen(MA) Allyson age 13 dx 3-24-03  (71.184.76.64) Tue Jul 08 09:55:35 PM EDT 2008
wow thats amazing 15 countries

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 09:55:35 PM EDT 2008
Sandy D-Hopefully, Laura will know how to transfer room to you.

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:55:43 PM EDT 2008
I dunno Stacey, what IS an iron??? LOL

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 09:55:53 PM EDT 2008
an iron is a door stop!

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:55:55 PM EDT 2008
Thank you Laura, he does well with it but you never know

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 10, pumping ,celiac  (68.48.20.48) Tue Jul 08 09:56:04 PM EDT 2008
Wow Michelle, we must have been on the opposite side of the room with the alarm clock. We called the front desk three times before they came. LOL 

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:56:04 PM EDT 2008
sandy d my email is suezt3@gmail.com

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:56:08 PM EDT 2008
Irons....used as doorstops at my house

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:56:10 PM EDT 2008
 Blush 

Registered User Dawn NJ Mom of Alex 8,dxd 12/23/03  (68.39.101.248) Tue Jul 08 09:56:16 PM EDT 2008
wow that's alot of people we are sooo excited....

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:56:19 PM EDT 2008
Beth, we can hang out till 3am!! I'm coming from San Diego  Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:56:38 PM EDT 2008
Yep - the 5000 Step Club includes everyone!
Hmmm - Brenda - please ask Jeff where the link is - it used to be in the Navigation bar on the FFL main page.??

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:56:59 PM EDT 2008
Hey, I use my iron frquently. Spent almost 2 hours ironing before this chat.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:57:03 PM EDT 2008
OOOOH, San Diego! That's where we'd be going if it wasn't Florida! LOL 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 09:57:13 PM EDT 2008
Mary C., I tried to ignore it. Then stuffed a pillow under the ajoining door but I could still hear it!

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 09:57:25 PM EDT 2008
Not enough time to sleep at the conference! LOL 

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:57:39 PM EDT 2008
from meeting and talking with everyone from the cwd website I have started to feel much better about "leaving her" and when I found out we will visit for snacks it took a lot of stress off my shoulders

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:57:51 PM EDT 2008
Brenda, you and Julia...LOVE to iron..I can't remember the last time I used mine...probably as a doorstop, LOL

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 09:58:12 PM EDT 2008
Haleysmom.. How old is she??

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 09:58:24 PM EDT 2008
I will send a note the group about the 5000 Step Club. And about Wakeup Workouts with Harold! 7 a.m. Thurs and Fri morning in Wedgwood. Harold is phenomenal!

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:58:24 PM EDT 2008
So Brenda will be the wrinkle-free conference attendee, and I most definitely won't be.... Eek 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:58:24 PM EDT 2008
Beth, we LOVE San Diego...you should come to a regional conference!

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:58:29 PM EDT 2008
she is 6

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:58:40 PM EDT 2008
I have a 3 year old son as well

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:58:56 PM EDT 2008
Harold will WAKE you up  LOL  He's AWESOME!

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 09:59:02 PM EDT 2008
He is very busy...they may beg me to take him with me Razz 

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 09:59:02 PM EDT 2008
ok, I better start supper, it's nearly 7 and the old guy is hungry, see you all there, we're arriving Saturday night.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 09:59:11 PM EDT 2008
I don't know where/if there's a link about it. Jeff's not at his desk to ask.

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 09:59:13 PM EDT 2008
Haleys Mom I can relate Skye was dxd the end of april but everyone has reassured me and she is very excited

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 09:59:18 PM EDT 2008
Joanne, we went to La Jolla and got addicted - so we're FFL-bound! Yay! Smile 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 09:59:55 PM EDT 2008
Beth..cool, let's reconnect...find me at registration!

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 09:59:58 PM EDT 2008
haleysmom i have a 6 year old too Ryan maybe they could meet Razz 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:00:05 PM EDT 2008
Yes! You definitely visit in between every session! We used to have parents pick up their kids from childcare in between sessions, but it takes too long to get signed back in. You end up missing the next session. So now, we have snack break right there, you pick the snack for your child, bring it into the childcare room, and have a snack with them (or, if they are busy with an activity, give them a snack, a smooch, and go do something else!).

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 10:00:12 PM EDT 2008
Connie (BC) - we are arriving Saturday afternoon! Can't wait to meet you! Smile 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:00:23 PM EDT 2008
What time do the shuttles from the hotels start to go to the Renaissance?

Registered User bonnie   (96.245.59.207) Tue Jul 08 10:00:47 PM EDT 2008
sandy d-i'll e-mail laura privately and you can check with her on room.

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 10:01:00 PM EDT 2008
Joanne, I will definitely look for you! Plus, I believe I volunteered to help there (even if Julia is able to come, I'll be glad to help out).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:01:10 PM EDT 2008
The shuttles will start around 7 or so. We are working out the details now (everything is a contract), and I will send that information to the email list so that everyone knows.  Smile 

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 10:01:14 PM EDT 2008
i not look for to the plain lol i have to be up so ealry lol the planin leave in 7 in the monring

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 10:01:26 PM EDT 2008
Great Beth...I will be looking forward to seeing you!

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:01:31 PM EDT 2008
For the Tween group when they have their snack...do the parents need to go give them their insulin and choose their snack?

Registered User Connie(BC) Type 1 diabetic pumping  (70.70.9.233) Tue Jul 08 10:01:31 PM EDT 2008
?Connie, last name is McGregor, or get Laura to give you my email, don't like to post it here

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:02:04 PM EDT 2008
Im gonna still be nervous but we are all so excited and everyone I met has been so nice....never met such nice people in my life

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:02:15 PM EDT 2008
Wow! It is 10 p.m. already! Time to close the chat. Thank you all for coming tonight and sharing your thoughts and your excitement. I can't wait to see/meet all of you! In just two weeks... in the meantime, if you have questions, please DO email me.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 10:02:54 PM EDT 2008
ok thanks for chhating

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 10:02:57 PM EDT 2008
HaleysMom - you got that right - CWD folks are the best.  Smile  I would have lost my mind 3 years ago without CWD.  Razz 

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 10:02:59 PM EDT 2008
Remember the Grandparents chat is this Thursday at 9 EDT.

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:03:07 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Laura. I was just wondering about the workout with Harold...not that I'm an exercise person...Brenda, however, is always seen "walking our neighborhood"! Razz 

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 10:03:12 PM EDT 2008
Connie - understood - you can see a picture of me at www.teambrooke.com - click on the about us page. There is a picture of the entire family. During the conference, I will be wearing yellow polo with ECWDF (www.ECWDF.org) logo on it. Smile 

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 10:03:12 PM EDT 2008
Bye Laura....see you soon!!!

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:03:18 PM EDT 2008
Suezt3---that would be great--she is so excited to meet other kids "like her"--he can email her before hand at Hoggfamilyof5@hotmail.com if he would like

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 10:03:28 PM EDT 2008
Bye for now... looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 10:03:30 PM EDT 2008
I have to go soon. It's just turned 6pm here and Cam has soccer practice at 6:30

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:03:32 PM EDT 2008
wow this is too fast for me...i cant read everything Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:03:43 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer - Parents are responsible for the diabetes mgmt of their kids no matter what the age. So for the tweens, yes, you need to work with them on what their snack choices are and how much insulin they need. We will not give insulin - you need to do that. We WILL test a child (any age) if they are looking odd, or say they don't feel well, etc. If low, we will treat immediately and come find you. If high, we will come find you, but we will not give insulin.

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 10:03:55 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer...you'll have so much working out with Harold you will forget that you are exercising!!

Registered User Beth in AZ mom of Meg, 11, dx'd at 8  (151.118.182.84) Tue Jul 08 10:04:36 PM EDT 2008
Bye all - see you SOON!

Registered User Joanne Mom of Ben, 20, dx'd at 10; Moderator Coordinator/Registration Team  (24.94.4.202) Tue Jul 08 10:05:01 PM EDT 2008
Time to make dinner....see you all soon!

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:05:13 PM EDT 2008
Thanks! See you in a couple of weeks - 4 kids - four different ages - 5, 9, 11, 14 -- can't wait!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:05:13 PM EDT 2008
Harold's workouts are for anyone. We have him join us every year to do the warm-ups for the fun runs, and also to work with the kids. Since we don't have a place for a fun run this year, we're doing indoor exercise!

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 10:05:39 PM EDT 2008
Hayleys Mom I am so nervous too I have never let my kids out of my sight, but all i hear is wonderful things Razz 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -16 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.249.5) Tue Jul 08 10:06:01 PM EDT 2008
see you all in less than 2 weeks !!!!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:06:11 PM EDT 2008
Jennifer, I think the tweens leave their sessions and go to the snack area near the Exhibit Hall. You can meet up with Matthew, check him and let him pick out a snack. Carb counts will be posted, making it easier for you to bolus. There will be plenty of people around to help you with that new pump! The Conf. will be Matthew' second week on his pump.

Registered User Jamie Mom of Julia, 7, pumping  (67.60.194.9) Tue Jul 08 10:06:19 PM EDT 2008
Hi  Smile 

Registered User Mike Dad of Matt 8, dx'd at 6  (72.93.195.252) Tue Jul 08 10:06:46 PM EDT 2008
Good Night see you all soon

Registered User Paula, Richard's mom R 15 dx'd 3/23/07 pump  (66.245.103.57) Tue Jul 08 10:07:07 PM EDT 2008
hi everyone  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:07:18 PM EDT 2008
I think parents have to go fetch Elem. kids and younger.

Registered User suezt3 mom of Ellie14dx@9,Reed11dx@9,Ryan 6  (75.200.208.49) Tue Jul 08 10:07:23 PM EDT 2008
bye everyone, can't wait to meet you Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom dx'd 8/98  (76.234.128.163) Tue Jul 08 10:07:24 PM EDT 2008
Signing off now, g'night everyone! Smile 

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:07:31 PM EDT 2008
Thanks Brenda and Laura! Wink 

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:07:32 PM EDT 2008
Me too...the only time I have ever been away from Haley was when I gave birth to Preston--Preston I have never been away from--email us anytime--we look forward to meeting you

Registered User Rachele and Bruce Grandparents of Kyle dx'd at 7  (98.15.248.199) Tue Jul 08 10:07:40 PM EDT 2008
g'night

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:07:46 PM EDT 2008
Laura has officially signed off, but I can stay a few min. to answer any specific questions about the Conf. Questions???

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 10:07:51 PM EDT 2008
night

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:07:52 PM EDT 2008
Goodnight Everyone

Registered User TanyaFL Mom of Skye, 12, dx'd 4/25/08  (71.42.15.126) Tue Jul 08 10:08:02 PM EDT 2008
Good Night everyone thank you for the information....see you soon

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:08:37 PM EDT 2008
The transcript of this chat will be posted tomorrow or Thursday.

Registered User chelsea diabetic for 5 years on the animas pump  (68.148.90.40) Tue Jul 08 10:08:38 PM EDT 2008
i here thunder storm is coming

Registered User Jennifer   (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:09:29 PM EDT 2008
Are the vendor booths there every day, Brenda?

Registered User Connie VA Mom of Brett, 16, and Brooke, 9, dx'd 8/02, pumping  (68.100.43.48) Tue Jul 08 10:09:32 PM EDT 2008
Good Night everyone - can wait to seeing you all soon! Smile 

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 10:10:25 PM EDT 2008
The exhibit hall is open from Wed. evening to Friday afternoon

Registered User Pretty in Pink Erin Type I Pumper  (98.168.197.88) Tue Jul 08 10:11:01 PM EDT 2008
Hello

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:11:16 PM EDT 2008
The vendors booths are open from Wed. evening through about 2 p.m. Friday. I'm not even sure they close for lunch. You must wear your badge to get in.

Registered User Jennifer mom of Matthew, 11, dx'd 1-10-08  (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:12:52 PM EDT 2008
Does everyone check in (to registration) on Wednesday? (We fly in Tuesday afternoon...trying to decide whether to hang out at the pool or take in a park).

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:14:39 PM EDT 2008
Reg. opens at 7:30 on Wed. It's up to you. Either way, expect rain. LOL  Looks like we may be getting more around midnight or so. Works for me, got my grub killer spread at 6, just in time for the earlier storm.

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:15:15 PM EDT 2008
Brenda--what if you have a 3 year old and a 6 year old...is there a way to have snack and lunch with both?

Registered User Jennifer mom of Matthew, 11, dx'd 1-10-08  (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:16:06 PM EDT 2008
LOL Brenda -- I had John do weed killer before he went to SC yesterday. Christine told be after VBS that she has a new best friend at VBS - the girl has Type 1 Diabetes. She said she forgot to ask her if she's going to the conference.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:17:06 PM EDT 2008
Easy to lunch together. I am not sure how to handle snack unless there are two parents there.

Registered User Michelle (AK) Jake--14  (216.152.188.3) Tue Jul 08 10:17:39 PM EDT 2008
Gotta go. Soccer time.

Registered User Jennifer mom of Matthew, 11, dx'd 1-10-08  (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:18:02 PM EDT 2008
Going to go eat the Arby's I picked up for the kids and I for dinner...nothing like eating at 10:20 at night! Thanks Brenda!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:18:36 PM EDT 2008
Bye Jennifer. Feel free to call if you have any more questions.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:18:46 PM EDT 2008
Anyone else have questions?

Registered User Jennifer mom of Matthew, 11, dx'd 1-10-08  (208.102.24.165) Tue Jul 08 10:19:32 PM EDT 2008
I will. Thanks again for the info. on the LMX4 cream and the wallet. Good night.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 20, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.33) Tue Jul 08 10:21:00 PM EDT 2008
Well, I'm calling it a night. See you in Orlando.

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:21:49 PM EDT 2008
My husband and I will be there...we will have to take turns
 Grin 

Registered User HaleysMom Mom of 2 (1 DXD 5/08)  (70.119.220.90) Tue Jul 08 10:22:05 PM EDT 2008
Thanks everyone...goodnight

Registered User Pretty in Pink Erin Type I Pumper  (98.168.197.88) Tue Jul 08 10:25:09 PM EDT 2008
hello

Registered User Andy Mom to Zac, 6 dx'd 11-05 blue MM722  (69.218.237.52) Tue Jul 08 10:26:13 PM EDT 2008
hello Erin

Registered User Pretty in Pink Erin Type I Pumper  (98.168.197.88) Tue Jul 08 10:26:53 PM EDT 2008
how are you?

Registered User Andy Mom to Zac, 6 dx'd 11-05 blue MM722  (69.218.237.52) Tue Jul 08 10:28:27 PM EDT 2008
good here, how are you? Do you still have the babies? Long time no chat!

Registered User Pretty in Pink Erin Type I Pumper  (98.168.197.88) Tue Jul 08 10:29:58 PM EDT 2008
still have baby

Registered User Pretty in Pink Erin Type I Pumper  (98.168.197.88) Tue Jul 08 10:30:22 PM EDT 2008
she is the reason I have not been on she keeps me busy

Registered User Linda {pookas} Mom to: Hunter 8 yrs old,dx'd 11/05,MM522  (205.238.236.74) Tue Jul 08 10:30:29 PM EDT 2008
Erin, this is FFL chat...switch over

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