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CWD Friends for Life 2011 Conference Chat - February 17, 2011

Registered User Moderator   (server) Thu Feb 17 08:00:00 PM EST 2011
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2011 conference starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:09:02 PM EST 2011
Hi Everyone - The Friends for Life chat will start right at 9:00 - please say hi when you join!  Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 22, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 08:21:24 PM EST 2011
I will be back closer to 9.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 08:21:54 PM EST 2011
ooops, Marissa is now 23!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:22:58 PM EST 2011
See you then!

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 08:30:55 PM EST 2011
Hi guys!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:45:33 PM EST 2011
Hey Chris! How are you? Carolyn tells me it is in the 60's and beautiful there today!

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 08:47:47 PM EST 2011
Hi, Michele and Maria here.

Registered User Moderator   (server) Thu Feb 17 08:50:00 PM EST 2011
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life: Orlando 2011 conference starts in 10 min in the 'Friends for Life' room.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:50:34 PM EST 2011
Hey you guys! How are you?  Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 08:52:11 PM EST 2011
We are doing well.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 08:52:31 PM EST 2011
Finally a warm day here.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:54:49 PM EST 2011
We had a beautiful day yesterday. I actually sat outside on the front porch while the dogs played in the yard. Today, kind of cloudy/rainy. Definitely cooling down. Back to winter.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:55:15 PM EST 2011
We will be sweltering in the 'mug' before you know it! Cool 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:56:09 PM EST 2011
I see 7 in the room - who else is with us?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 08:56:31 PM EST 2011
Back...almost 70 here today, snow showers maybe next Tues morning. Been a loooong winter.

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 08:56:35 PM EST 2011
Hi

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:56:57 PM EST 2011
Mike! Are you done with the treadmill now?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:57:36 PM EST 2011
Brenda, you guys always get spring a good few weeks ahead of us Michigan folks.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -17 dx.12/01. pumping Cozmo 4/03, Navigating 7/08  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 08:58:02 PM EST 2011
 Razz 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 08:58:04 PM EST 2011
It was temporary. Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 08:58:05 PM EST 2011
Is there a way to see everyone in the room?

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 08:58:06 PM EST 2011
Yes....7.4 miles...987 cals....so it said

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:58:29 PM EST 2011
Hey Momma Bagel (or did Julia just re-name you Red)?

Registered User Ashleigh Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 08:58:34 PM EST 2011
Hi there! First timer here!

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 08:58:55 PM EST 2011
Sorry...had my daughter's name the first time.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 08:59:16 PM EST 2011
Welcome Ashleigh. How old is your child with diabetes?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 08:59:31 PM EST 2011
Michele - I'm not sure. I can see everyone in a blue box on the right that says 'view users' - do you have that box? I may have it because I'm a moderator. Not sure everyone does. So, yes, I can peek and see who is here if I have to scare you out from hiding.

Registered User Jo   (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 08:59:40 PM EST 2011
Hi everybody!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 08:59:52 PM EST 2011
nah.. it's still momma bagel.. had to update my profile- it said Jesse was 17..

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 08:59:58 PM EST 2011
I remembered! YEA ME!  LOL 

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 08:59:59 PM EST 2011
Ashleigh is my daughter...she will be 8 next month.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:00:01 PM EST 2011
No I can just see how many users.

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 09:00:16 PM EST 2011
Hi everyone.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:00:19 PM EST 2011
Ashleigh! Welcome! Hope you have some questions for me/us tonight! I think we'll have a mix of 'old timers' (like Brenda, Stacey, me) and medium-timers (Mike) and first timers! Anyone, ask away.
Hey Rhon!!!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:00:40 PM EST 2011
Gee Laura, I have the same box, for the same reasons. Never looked at that before! Duh.

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:00:56 PM EST 2011
Good evening. First timer here. 5 of us in the family attending in July.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:01:43 PM EST 2011
Wow, you guys. Quite a crew. Brenda, I don't ever remember there being over a dozen people here at 9:00 sharp for the very first FFL chat. This is a PROMPT group! Grin 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:01:45 PM EST 2011
My page won't refresh automatically - does anyone know how to make that happen?

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:01:51 PM EST 2011
Hi Lorraine...first timer as well.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:02:00 PM EST 2011
Hi Lorraine, Welcome! Hey Heather!  Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:02:12 PM EST 2011
Ok, first timers: I'm going to start with: back lots of clothes for hot weather, light sweatshirts for the convention space. Chilly in those meeting rooms.

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 09:02:15 PM EST 2011
We're first timers, will be three of us coming in July.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:02:32 PM EST 2011
michele- up top it says Update : change it to 15 sec

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:02:53 PM EST 2011
Michele - can you modify the Update time?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:03:04 PM EST 2011
Michele, what does it say inthe Update box to the right of the block where you type? Mine says Update: 40 seconds.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:03:16 PM EST 2011
And check the temp of your refrigerator before you put all your insulin in it!  Razz 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/96  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:03:20 PM EST 2011
Can't wait till July

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:03:46 PM EST 2011
You can change the seconds. I like mine to update faster.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:03:46 PM EST 2011
and the shirts this year will be "RED"

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:04:03 PM EST 2011
rhon- how many days???

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:04:13 PM EST 2011
So - the first timers all introduced themselves. How about the rest of us give a quick intro? This is as much for the people who will be reading the transcript as for those of us on right now. Stacey - Rhon - Brenda... start us off?

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, pumping ,celiac, Navigating  (98.231.157.142) Thu Feb 17 09:04:14 PM EST 2011
Hi everyone. We're looking forward to our 7th conference.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:04:28 PM EST 2011
I love RED...I look great in Red LOL 

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:04:41 PM EST 2011
I have a MAJOR Q, well probably a couple. This will be our 1st time FLYING to FFL. I need all the help I can get. I'm so used to packing everything I want & loading up our van. Now what do I do? LOL

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:04:43 PM EST 2011
For the first time attendee...what is the most valuable thing you think we will come away with?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:04:54 PM EST 2011
Jo - You snuck in! Is Jim coming this year, or just you and the boys?

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:05:17 PM EST 2011
No Jim, but both Ben and James can't wait!

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:05:17 PM EST 2011
4 Months 2 Weeks 5 Days

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:05:54 PM EST 2011
Rhon - There IS laundry and we usually all get there at least once during the conference.
Renee- That's an easy one. Friends. For all of you. And confidence.

Registered User KimbyCox Mom to 5 kids, 1 T1D dxd 1/08  (72.148.24.225) Thu Feb 17 09:05:58 PM EST 2011
Hi! I'm a first timer too! I'm bringing 4 of the kids. The two year old is staying with my aunt.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:06:04 PM EST 2011
Who's counting though Rhon, right??  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:06:26 PM EST 2011
Hey MaryCat - How are you and Miss Amelia?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:06:31 PM EST 2011
I am- we still have snow from christmas here....

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:06:49 PM EST 2011
Excellent. Diagnosed three months ago and there is only 1 other child with T1D in her school. Looking forward to Ashleigh meeting other kids with it.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:06:52 PM EST 2011
I can't imagine Stacey...bet you can't wait.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:07:03 PM EST 2011
hey ya'll...i made it...although we are working on taxes i may be up and down...

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:07:04 PM EST 2011
Hi everyone! How are you all? Cool 

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 5. dxd 2 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:07:15 PM EST 2011
Hi all
This FFL will be my family's first

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:07:18 PM EST 2011
Yes. I'd rather not, but I know I'll have to.  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:07:20 PM EST 2011
Did you want us to introduce ourselves Laura?

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:07:28 PM EST 2011
Hey Betty S!!

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:07:53 PM EST 2011
Who me? Counting down the days 'til FFL since the day we got back from the last one? Not me!  Wink 

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:07:55 PM EST 2011
Is anyone else from Maryland?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:08:05 PM EST 2011
Ok... since none of the staff who are on are speaking up, I will do a quick intro so you know who is on and can ask questions. Jo Stroud is on - she helps coordinate everything at registration, along with Julia (who I see, but haven't heard from) and Mike (who said hi but is being quiet). Betty coordinates the volunteers. Stacey leads the K room. Brenda helps with everything. Ask away!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:08:09 PM EST 2011
Hey Jules ...nice to 'see' you!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:08:25 PM EST 2011
Khannen- will Shealyn be 5 in July?? the reason I'm asking is I was wondering if she will be in childcare...

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:08:34 PM EST 2011
Hey Jo!!!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:08:37 PM EST 2011
Well, I am probably the first official user of this web site as Jeff's wife. Jeff runs the site. Marissa is now a nurse and will be Teen Staff at FFL. Kathryn, 20, will probably be doing a college co-op who knows where and Tim, who is 16.5 loves FFL! I help Julia/Jo at Registration, take photos on Teen Day at the park (where am I going this year???) and will take photos at the DSF Golf event since Jeff will be photographing the Teen Driving Clinic.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:08:37 PM EST 2011
Yes, Jo - Please introduce yourself!!!

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:08:53 PM EST 2011
Maria likes your countdown, Rhonda

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:08:55 PM EST 2011
yeah JO.... Razz 

Registered User KimbyCox Mom to 5 kids, 1 T1D dxd 1/08  (72.148.24.225) Thu Feb 17 09:09:02 PM EST 2011
Will there be focus groups for the kids on Wednesday?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:09:18 PM EST 2011
Brenda, you'll be taking photos of the Teens at Hollywood Studios (used to be called MGM Studios).

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:09:48 PM EST 2011
Thanks. I love letting people know, too.  Smile 

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:09:55 PM EST 2011
I just saw that on here.. I need to update it. Lol I guess that is when I first started chatting. She just turned 7! Her little brother will be there.. .hie's 4

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 09:10:06 PM EST 2011
Is there going to be information about the focus groups? What do they usually try to accomplish?

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, pumping ,celiac, Navigating  (98.231.157.142) Thu Feb 17 09:10:09 PM EST 2011
Hey Laura, Amelia and I are doing fine. We're missing Grandma though. She's up and left us to spend several months with my sister up your way in Ypsilanti. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:10:15 PM EST 2011
I am Mom to Shelby, dx'd at 6, now 14 1/2, I have a son Jeremy 11. We live in Santa Maria, Ca. This will be our 7th FFL Conference. Smile 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:10:15 PM EST 2011
Okey dokey. I didn't check the schedule. Blush 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:10:17 PM EST 2011
I am Jo Stroud...Mom of Ben who grew up going to FFL, now he's 23 and a volunteer in Sports Central along with his 20 year old brother James. I work with the best crew in the whole world in registration and I also coordinate all the speaker intros and rooms.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:10:25 PM EST 2011
LOL Just told Diamond they're going to Hollywood Studios & she threw up her arms & said Woo!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:10:30 PM EST 2011
On Weds, there will be some family friendly focus groups, and some that clearly are JUST for adults, or just for a very specific age group. It will be detailed exactly who the target audience is (and I will check as you sign up for groups to make sure it's a fit). There will be lots of groups to choose from. No childcare that day, though.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:10:50 PM EST 2011
I'm Rhon, more commonly known as Diamond's mom.  Grin 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:10:51 PM EST 2011
Maria wants to know what the teens do for lunch when they go to the park.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:11:25 PM EST 2011
Focus Group info will be up in May. The sponsors run most of the groups; they don't give me titles and target audiences until the end of April. Registration for the focus groups is done online - there's a form.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:11:36 PM EST 2011
I will be at the walk table & with the tweens. My husband Bob is with the teens.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:11:38 PM EST 2011
This is our 9th FFL conference. I'm a K leader with Pam L. my son Jesse 18.5 will be on staff in the elementary group.. and my husband Scott just loves to chaperone the teens when they go to the park....

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:12:14 PM EST 2011
Michele..they eat in the park....with plenty of people to help them carb count!

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:12:22 PM EST 2011
The teens meet up as a group for bg checks, get their dollars, & then eat in their groups (they group up themselves usually). Does Maria need a buddy?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:12:27 PM EST 2011
The teens get Disney Dollars for lunch at the park. They can use it wherever they'd like.

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:12:53 PM EST 2011
Rhon- Where are you in NC? I'm in cary.. just outside of Raleigh

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:13:05 PM EST 2011
Laura usually has Disney dollars that she has the teen staff hand out to pay for lunch. Can't type fast enough.

Registered User R NC, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:13:24 PM EST 2011
Oh, I should change that. We were at Fort Bragg. We live in WV now.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:13:32 PM EST 2011
So the teens are going to Hollywood Studios?? Shelby just screamed!!  LOL  so excited!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:13:38 PM EST 2011
Stacey, does Jesse know he's 18.5  Smile 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:13:50 PM EST 2011
We've bowled in Cary.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:13:51 PM EST 2011
Phew! That was a bunch at once. If I miss your question, please ask again. You may get a few answers - lots of experts online tonight!  Smile 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:13:55 PM EST 2011
Maria says "cool"!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:13:56 PM EST 2011
i hope so........

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:14:16 PM EST 2011
How many people come early to coronado? We're thinking about adding a few days to the beginning of the trip to just chill.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:14:16 PM EST 2011
LOL

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:14:46 PM EST 2011
actually jo- he'll be 19 at the end of april

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:14:48 PM EST 2011
The teens were at Hollywood Studios 2 years ago - did they enjoy it alot then? Must have if it is eliciting screaming (um - happy screams, right?)  Eek 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:14:59 PM EST 2011
Maria asks - are there any other teens here?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:15:01 PM EST 2011
The teens are required to stay in groups, on their own for 90 min. or so, then go back to whereever CWD HQ is (while at the park), check their BGs, report in to Natalie/Jim/Marissa, then they go back out to rides. The frequent check-ins are mandatory!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:15:03 PM EST 2011
I know  Grin 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:15:24 PM EST 2011
James (he's 4) wants to know what characters are coming to the lunch.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:15:34 PM EST 2011
Khannen - HUNDREDS of CWD people will be at the Coronado early. It's the July 4 weekend. If you're planning to do that, please make your hotel reservations asap. They will sell out.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:15:36 PM EST 2011
we always come a few days early just to unwind before the BIG fun begins, then we have to go to Ft. Lauderdale for a week for Ed's conference. Life is so rough! Cool 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:15:41 PM EST 2011
We arrive on July 3. Didn't want to travel on the 4th.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:16:02 PM EST 2011
Diamond's not in the chat, just here in the living room with me. She loves meeting up with new teens tho.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:16:17 PM EST 2011
oooh BettyS that sounds like a great trip!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:16:26 PM EST 2011
Tell James that is a GREAT question... I generally don't know the final cut on the characters until a few days before. Who would he like to see?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:16:27 PM EST 2011
and when the teens are at the park- there are chaperones stationed all over ... with some just walking around to keep an eye on them... and hand out water and tabs...

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:16:44 PM EST 2011
I am Julia Mattingly...i am in charge of registration...this will be our 12th FFL...my son Ethan was dx at 10 months started pumping at 3 and is now 13.5...his sister Hannah is 15 and she loves coming as much as the rest of us...and my husband Ed is now the new Limo-man...running between the hotel and airport to pick up our wonderful speakers.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:16:46 PM EST 2011
I like to stay at the end...I need the break!

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:16:50 PM EST 2011
Thanks Laura. Already have reservations from Friday on. My kids finish school on Thursday and then stat the new school year the day after FLL ends. Lol How is that for a summer break?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:17:02 PM EST 2011
Hi Diamond (from Maria) I met you in Charlotte - I will be a teen in July  LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:17:28 PM EST 2011
It's very cool to see so many of our CWD teens from earlier years now working as staff with the kids! Brenda - a couple years and Tim will be doing that! LOL 

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:17:35 PM EST 2011
just trying to decide if we'll drop any of the days to save some $

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:17:41 PM EST 2011
jo- Ethan is 13.5  Razz 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:17:52 PM EST 2011
If you can, use Disney's Magical Express and have your bags checked all the way from where you leave from home directly to the Coronado Springs. Makes life easier!

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:17:53 PM EST 2011
...oh and i do the collages of the kids...i need to be sending the email of where to send the pictures...although Hannah has pretty much taken over the job of putting them together.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:17:58 PM EST 2011
Maria - you are going to have a BLAST with the teens this year!

Registered User KimbyCox Mom to 5 kids, 1 T1D dxd 1/08  (72.148.24.225) Thu Feb 17 09:18:05 PM EST 2011
I haven't bought any Disney tickets yet. We've never stayed at Disney before. If I buy the conference tickets, are they good for the water parks too?

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 12, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:18:10 PM EST 2011
Hello All! I am still at school purging my cupboards! I just wanted to say hi and tell you all that I am looking forward to seeing everyone at FFL. Can't wait to meet all of the new Kindergartners!!!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:18:14 PM EST 2011
Jesse is so excited to be an "official " staff ,member

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 09:18:18 PM EST 2011
Ugh. I'm at work - no patients until 8:45 then the bus pulls up!!!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:18:19 PM EST 2011
We can't stay too long at the end (just one day) because some people (like Rhon  LOL ) are looking for the 40 pages of photos that Jeff has to put on the site. He's only one person.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:18:25 PM EST 2011
James says Mickey Mouse and Tigger! Grin 

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, pumping ,celiac, Navigating  (98.231.157.142) Thu Feb 17 09:18:32 PM EST 2011
Renee, Amelia and I are from Rockville, MD. How about you?

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:18:33 PM EST 2011
Yes Julia...you're slacking!

Registered User Khannen mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:18:40 PM EST 2011
Laura- Will I get some kind of confirmation of child care? Just mailed my form in this week.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:18:41 PM EST 2011
Cool Michelle thanks. Maria can e mail or fb with Diamond if she's allowed. It's nice when they have a face to recognize getting there.

Registered User nina type 1 mom  (173.70.212.73) Thu Feb 17 09:18:49 PM EST 2011
first time going to conference with 10yr old i feel overwhelmed

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:18:52 PM EST 2011
Tell James those are my favorites too!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:18:57 PM EST 2011
What day were you thinking of arriving, Khannen? I think most early birds are arriving Sat or Sun. I'm arriving Sunday.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:19:05 PM EST 2011
thought i would wait a bit later...so not so annoying with the reminders...

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:19:17 PM EST 2011
Mary Catherine-- I am in Woodstock,MD (Ellicott City)

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:19:20 PM EST 2011
Conference registration does NOT include Disney tickets.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:19:24 PM EST 2011
James! Two of my favorites. Mickey Mouse OF COURSE! Minnie, too. I'll put an ask in for Tigger, how's that?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:19:25 PM EST 2011
Kimby- they usually have a deal on the park tickets that can include water parks ...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:19:32 PM EST 2011
Brenda, you got that right! He has responsiblities!

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:19:55 PM EST 2011
Nina, you will have so much support, you will not feel overwhelmed for long. You can find most of us early with our tshirts from previous conferences.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:20:09 PM EST 2011
Eeyore for Jeff?  LOL 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:20:21 PM EST 2011
Thanks for mentioning that, Brenda. And we do not have an official day at the park as we've had in past years. Instead, we have the Family Day at the Coronado with a Character Lunch (a BBQ, indoors, Air conditioned!, lots of games, 11:30-2:30). You need tickets for the lunch.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Feb 17 09:20:45 PM EST 2011
hi... sorry I'm late. dinner on the BBQ

Registered User nina type 1 mom  (173.70.212.73) Thu Feb 17 09:20:53 PM EST 2011
thanks Betty

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:21:11 PM EST 2011
That sounds wonderful Laura...I think that was such a good decision.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:21:25 PM EST 2011
so the Saturday family day is from 11:30-2:30 or is that just the lunch part?

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:21:31 PM EST 2011
Laura, what's the count up to now?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:21:39 PM EST 2011
Julia - We have the Disney Magical Express this year - Ed gets a breather. Won't need The Limo!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:21:54 PM EST 2011
Family Day is all day.

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 09:21:58 PM EST 2011
Laura, how important is it for people to sign up for the banquet and Saturday character lunch ahead of time?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:22:04 PM EST 2011
It's nice pre- conference... to see all the CWD'ers with T shirts on... everyone is just so friendly....

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:22:05 PM EST 2011
Hi Heather. How are you?

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:22:17 PM EST 2011
How many kids in the 8 year old group?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:22:22 PM EST 2011
what will happen on family day besides lunch - sounds like fun!

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:22:37 PM EST 2011
Awweee No Ed the Limo Man. I wanted to see him in the green sparkle hat again! LOL 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:23:03 PM EST 2011
Betty, I bet if we ask Ed, he'll wear his hat  Cool 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:23:03 PM EST 2011
oh that is true...forgot about the Magical Express...i like taking that myself...

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:23:07 PM EST 2011
Parents schedule is at
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Orlando2011/ParentsSchedule.htm

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Feb 17 09:23:09 PM EST 2011
Good...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:23:18 PM EST 2011
I think so, too, Jo. A really good move to keep things close. The Saturday is going to be amazing. We have all the bikes rented (just for CWD families), Lauren and Jen are coordinating a family Scavenger Hunt in the morning, sand v-ball at the Dig Site for CWD, and also a DJ at the pool in the afternoon. Sports Central will stay open all day as well! If the weather cooperates, outdoor movies when it gets to be dusk.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:23:32 PM EST 2011
Maria wants to know what kind of food there will be for celiac kids Wink 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:23:43 PM EST 2011
i think Family Day will be a blast...and no rushing to get anywhere...

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:23:47 PM EST 2011
Wow...sounds like a wonderful, wonderful day!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:23:57 PM EST 2011
Helllllllloooooo rooooomies

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:24:04 PM EST 2011
You MUST get banquet tickets in advance. I don't know about the Sat. lunch.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:24:14 PM EST 2011
Laura- is the pool area going to be just for cwd?

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:24:22 PM EST 2011
Laura that sounds awesome! Did you find out about the after hours Disney tickets, too?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:24:26 PM EST 2011
How is everyone tonight?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:24:32 PM EST 2011
Thanks for asking Mike. VERY important to buy your banquet and character lunch tickets ahead of time. We will NOT have them on sale at the conference. If you didn't purchase them on your registration and want them, email me.

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:24:35 PM EST 2011
Right now arriving late on friday. We drive... so I can changes plans and drop nights if I want. We're major Disney veterans so thought about just bumming around resorts and the marketplace for a few days. We'll be returning to "DO" disney in November.

Registered User Jo Room Captain Coordinator  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:24:37 PM EST 2011
Helllloooooo Tom!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:24:45 PM EST 2011
Pool area will be for all guests. Sand v-ball will be just for CWD.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:25:06 PM EST 2011
Usually about 300 kids in each age group, except teens. There always seems to be 1,000 of them!

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 12, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:25:06 PM EST 2011
I am looking forward to family day! So much nicer to be at the hotel doing fun things together than the park. The park can be sweltering and so exhausting!!! I love the plan!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:25:06 PM EST 2011
Helllllooooooo DD! Smile 

Registered User Renee Mother of CWD 10/29/10  (173.64.114.111) Thu Feb 17 09:25:07 PM EST 2011
Hi Diabetes Dad...it's Renee from MD...friend of Debi Lazinsky...I took your advice and signed up.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Feb 17 09:25:31 PM EST 2011
Alyssa is home for the week... reading break... she's kicking it off with wisdom teeth surgery tomorrow

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:25:33 PM EST 2011
Maybe 400 teens.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:25:33 PM EST 2011
Hey there thomas...how are things in your neck of the woods...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:25:36 PM EST 2011
Look on line on the Disney link (on the conference home page) re: tickets. There are after-hour tickets offered.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:25:37 PM EST 2011
Hey Pam...didn't see you there!

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:25:38 PM EST 2011
Mike, the Food Dude, has a special gf table that is "policed" so there's no contamination. He picks all kinds of good foods. :) And on all the buffets, there are carb counts.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:25:43 PM EST 2011
what is a room captain coordinator?
LOL

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:25:50 PM EST 2011
Hey Heather - What's for dinner in BC?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:25:59 PM EST 2011
Hi tom..

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:26:07 PM EST 2011
thomas? nooooooooo no thomas

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 12, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:26:16 PM EST 2011
HI Jo. Taking a break from purging my craft cupboards in my classroom.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:26:20 PM EST 2011
Hi STacey

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:26:27 PM EST 2011
Ugh on the surgery. BTDT with two kids. Marissa was the only one with dry socket. Think her BGs were a bit elevated for about a week.

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 09:26:41 PM EST 2011
Laura, are you guys thawing out up in MI?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:26:56 PM EST 2011
No such thing. A room captain is the person in charge of the ballroom. They introduce speakers, make sure the AV is working, call for help if anything needed in the room, etc. Hmmm. The Room Captain Coordinator would be Betty S - she coordinates all the volunteers!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:27:02 PM EST 2011
Tom...don't make me come over there....I will make you room captain for every single room if you're not nice  LOL 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:27:11 PM EST 2011
My 5-year-old daughter (dx 1 year ago)will be attending for her first time. My son who is 8 will also be with us. What sorts of break-out sessions will they be in? Are they separated by age and whether or not they are diabetic?

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:27:53 PM EST 2011
I just saw that my profile said Sarah was 12. She is 18 now. Very excited to be working as a staff member. She feels very lucky that her summer employer gave her the week off without any hassle!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:28:04 PM EST 2011
And, when the audio doesn't work, Diabetes Dad steps in and just speaks in his wonderful LOUD voice. He doesn't always need a microphone (I say this nicely, not to be mean).

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:28:12 PM EST 2011
I saw it next to someone's name---didn;t know what it was.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:28:14 PM EST 2011
Pam and I have the 5 year olds!! some have D, and some don't... we keep them so busy.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:28:25 PM EST 2011
I used to be Room Captain Coordinator....still do all the bios etc...unless Betty wants to do them!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:28:28 PM EST 2011
LOL Jo

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two  (96.50.224.168) Thu Feb 17 09:28:35 PM EST 2011
BBQ ribs... Scott braved the elements

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:28:55 PM EST 2011
Diana, Stacey and I have lots of fun with the Kindergarten age kids.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:29:05 PM EST 2011
Until we get Scott K into the room - he fixes it - and then the world is fine again.  Smile 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:29:15 PM EST 2011
Actually my daughter will be six by the time of the conference.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:29:18 PM EST 2011
Laura, are we doing newspapers this year?

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:29:42 PM EST 2011
Heather! Poor Scott...you should come to San Diego...we can make you ribs and even eat outside!

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:29:54 PM EST 2011
That's great to hear, Pam. She is excited.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:29:55 PM EST 2011
Broken up by age---not by diabetes or not---this is CWD where kids get to be just kids with other kids.......it is extremely in control Diana.

Registered User LeeAnnThill dx 1978  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:30:09 PM EST 2011
Finally here... technical difficulties getting registered :(

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:30:16 PM EST 2011
Jo - keep your job with the bios! You guys are going to be SO SO SO busy at registration. We are only having a staff of 5 at that desk. Instead of a crowd. I think it will run smoother that way. We'll have the back space divided in half, too - Scott gets half the room for all his IT 'stuff.'

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:30:21 PM EST 2011
Your kids will LOVE it.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:30:37 PM EST 2011
Hi DD, and Pam and Chris and Rhon. So many FFLifers! And newbies who will be our FFLifers!  Smile 

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 09:30:53 PM EST 2011
Hi Betty!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:31:04 PM EST 2011
I LOVE registration... Grin 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:31:12 PM EST 2011
Hey LeeAnn! So glad you could join us. Everyone - LeeAnn is, among other things, an art therapist. She is going to run back to back Diabetes Art sessions on Weds (focus group day). Really great addition to our program!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:31:16 PM EST 2011
Well welcome LeeAnn

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:31:22 PM EST 2011
Hi LeeAnn!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:31:38 PM EST 2011
Probably not Rhon. It's just one more thing for Jeff to oversee and get done by the printer. We are very lucky that the printer works closely with us. We always have to have the signs and programs done completely about 10 days before the Conf. so we can pack and ship them, from the comfort of our lovely un-air conditioned storage space.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:31:43 PM EST 2011
No newspapers this year, Rhon.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:31:46 PM EST 2011
Fabulous! LeeAnn

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:31:47 PM EST 2011
Sounds like a good plan Laura.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:31:48 PM EST 2011
How many kids are in each age in childcare? What do they do?

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:31:51 PM EST 2011
Diabetes Art? Cool!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:32:03 PM EST 2011
Plus, Jeff will be at ADA in June and it's just too much.

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:32:06 PM EST 2011
Okay, that's nice. I am more worried about my non-D 8 year old son than my 5 year old daughter! Wink 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:32:21 PM EST 2011
OK. Diamond is waiting for her job besides "the muscle" at unloading. :)

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:32:33 PM EST 2011
Hi Betty!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:32:49 PM EST 2011
The program for kids will be posted later this spring. We wait until much closer to the conference dates to do this so we're sure how many are in each group, etc. If you'd like to look at last year's so you get a sense of what the schedule looked like, email me. I'll send you the link.  Smile 

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:32:55 PM EST 2011
I'll have 3 kids in 3 diff age groups.. lol 4, 7, and 10. No clue what to expect.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:33:01 PM EST 2011
Diana --what is your biggest fear---we will answer your concerns.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:33:07 PM EST 2011
Diamond is a Marine  Smile 

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:33:17 PM EST 2011
Diana - if your daughter will be 6 by conference time and your son will be 8, they will both be in elementary.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:33:44 PM EST 2011
Diana, your non-D kid will be fine. My son is 11, and he fits right in. He will have a blast. Our elementary group is outstanding. The staff is superb. He will do just great. All CWD STAFF ROCK!!!

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:33:48 PM EST 2011
If you have room in your suitcase, bring some diabetes trash to make the artwork more personal  Smile 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:33:54 PM EST 2011
Neither do they---the first thing I tell first timers---is teh peole involved 'are not new' at this and almost all have diabetes or are parents.....

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:34:05 PM EST 2011
Kaycee - Expect SMILES. Look at the photos from last year to get a sense of what it will be like. Smile 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:34:11 PM EST 2011
She is. It was so funny, Ash & Mike came over & said I have to brag. She worked harder than the guys! LOL

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:34:11 PM EST 2011
Oh wow the art sessions sound really neat hope we can see some of the work...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:34:13 PM EST 2011
in the k group, and even the pre k group - we do lots of crafts, scavenger hunt, gross motor activities, have guest visits , go to sports central, visit the quilt..... we're all very organized...

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:34:17 PM EST 2011
I guess that my son will feel out of his element if the sessions are focused on diabetes tips, etc.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:34:34 PM EST 2011
The kids do all kinds of fun activities, including a scavenger hunt, and meeting with the athletes. I doon't know the exact athletes this year.

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:34:43 PM EST 2011
Diana, once the kids have been to a session they make friends and become inseparable. You will be planning your downtime around their social schedule. It is wonderful!

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:34:43 PM EST 2011
But it sounds like it is mostly recreational?

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:35:18 PM EST 2011
Well said Pam L. Wink 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:35:26 PM EST 2011
Laura, are you planning a huge surprise again??? Eek 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:35:31 PM EST 2011
I mean that it is good that it's all fun for the kids.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:35:34 PM EST 2011
Total # of children we can accept in childcare is 100; I don't think we've ever had that many. It's usually about 30 per room (3's, 4's, K's, and baby/toddlers).

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:35:57 PM EST 2011
Yes to the surprise. Of course.  LOL 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:36:02 PM EST 2011
Oh DIana---rest assured---your 8 year old will not be inundated with 'diabetes stuff'----this whole conference is for families. the exhibition hall is just a wonderland of fun stuff for all kids....the groups....well...let's just say your kids WILL SLEEP at night. LOL

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:36:02 PM EST 2011
We are bringing 3 kids too, aged 6,8,11

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:36:07 PM EST 2011
Aw, thanks Betty. LOL! You can call me Pam, we know each other so well! LOL!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:36:21 PM EST 2011
Diana - There are learning objectives behind every session that is offered to each age group.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:36:28 PM EST 2011
and of course there will be chocolate covered strawberries !!!

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:36:46 PM EST 2011
Expect everything. Fun, sports, learning, sharing, caring, friendship, food, some happy tears, all with 3000 of your closest friends (kids & adults).

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:36:55 PM EST 2011
Since Shelby is taller and stronger, she wants to help with the schlepping of boxes with Diamond on Monday!

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:37:11 PM EST 2011
Thank you Diabetes Dad and everyone for your reassurance!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:37:15 PM EST 2011
Fun Fun Fun with a ton of learning......;) but they won;t know it.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:37:21 PM EST 2011
 Wink 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:37:50 PM EST 2011
DD, is it an Exhibit Hall or Exhibition Hall??? LOL 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:38:08 PM EST 2011
Be careful what you ask for Betty......

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:38:09 PM EST 2011
 Grin 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:38:20 PM EST 2011
you are so right Tom...they do learn and don't know it until later when they really have to use it weeks later.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:38:24 PM EST 2011
So... let's do the math for a minute...envision... If there are 600 families participating in FFL, there are 600+ children with type 1 diabetes and very likely 600+ sibs/friends without type 1 diabetes. It is a LOT of kids, and it's a great mix of activities, learning, and fun that keeps everyone busy and happy!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:38:28 PM EST 2011
Its a HUMONGOUS Hall

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:38:28 PM EST 2011
Exhibit....LOL my bad Eek 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:38:33 PM EST 2011
Exibition?? LOL  Razz 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:39:04 PM EST 2011
James wants to know if there will be more than 2 kids in childcare! It was just him and another little girl at the Charlotte conference. He can't wait to see Miss Mary again! Smile 

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 09:39:04 PM EST 2011
Can the Fun Run be a Fun Walk?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:39:18 PM EST 2011
Did I really write exhibition? oh my

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:39:19 PM EST 2011
Pack a large empty tote bag or two to take home all the goodes from the Exhibition Hall.

There is a small laundry facility on the Coronado property should you need it. I use it every time.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:39:22 PM EST 2011
Tell Shelby thanks. Would love her schlepping help. We'll be starting right after breakfast - probably around 8.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:39:33 PM EST 2011
Oh yea, & the exhibit hall, with a ton of vendors of all sorts of free goodies & goodies to buy.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:39:40 PM EST 2011
Heather - Only if you are carrying coffee. :)

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:40:02 PM EST 2011
Michele---charlotte? One area....FFL---a whole country.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:40:05 PM EST 2011
Yes, Heather, with coffee. :)

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 09:40:20 PM EST 2011
That early in the morning has to be with coffee  Grin 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:40:31 PM EST 2011
Me too, Tom.

Yes, it's a walk/run.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:41:00 PM EST 2011
Lattes!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:41:28 PM EST 2011
Laura- what athletes are coming this year?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:41:31 PM EST 2011
....and perhaps a crawl depending on your night.  LOL 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:41:33 PM EST 2011
gotta have the coffee...

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:41:50 PM EST 2011
This year, we will have a world map where you can put your push pin to indicate where you live (as best as possible--the non-U.S.ers whined about my U.S. map last year).

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:41:51 PM EST 2011
Its ok DD, I sent Laura an email to talk about the upcoming 2010 FFL? hehe. Hey, I wrote that email at 2am when I couldnt go back to sleep for a night check.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:41:54 PM EST 2011
and or Green Tea...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:42:21 PM EST 2011
I think Rhon mentioned this, but we do have gluten free buffets for each and every meal and snack break. If you've indicated on your registration form that you have celiac, Registration staff will give you a yellow wristband that will allow you access to those gf buffets. We take food allergies very seriously.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:42:22 PM EST 2011
Does that include Los Angeles too Brenda.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:42:29 PM EST 2011
Just kidding.

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:42:39 PM EST 2011
Betty when are you arriving?

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:42:50 PM EST 2011
Hey is Mike on tonight?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:43:05 PM EST 2011
Maria wants to know how many bags of Cheetos Ethan is going to eat this summer.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:43:08 PM EST 2011
Love the map. Hope it's by my table again.

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:43:20 PM EST 2011
Do those with peanut allergies also get a wristband, or does that work differently?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:43:38 PM EST 2011
Reminder that the Fun Run will be on WEDNESDAY this year, instead of Thurs. Medals will be given out at the finish line... gives us all time to enjoy Pepper Market (!) and get a good start on the day!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:43:48 PM EST 2011
I don't think Mike is on.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:43:50 PM EST 2011
Maria says cool about the gf food. She wants to know how many celiac kids there will be.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:44:03 PM EST 2011
No Starbucks this year. Oh well, we shall survive! We will have Laura's chocolate!! Oh yes, remember to tell people out the nut allergies, to not bring them around or near the groups.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:44:07 PM EST 2011
and like Rhonda said...the food guy...Mike is more like a food God...he has worked miracles with the GF table over the years...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:44:16 PM EST 2011
Ethan's Cheetos LOL

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:44:20 PM EST 2011
Everyone with type 1 must wear a green wristband throughout the conference. Everyone else is to wear orange.

No NUTS (except us) are allowed at the Conf. Laura and Mike S. (Food Dude) never include nuts in anything.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:44:37 PM EST 2011
and Mike makes sure that there's plenty of Chocolate too !!!

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:44:55 PM EST 2011
I wondered how that would be handled... the wristbands

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:45:07 PM EST 2011
"No nuts (except us)" - sounds perfect!

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:45:29 PM EST 2011
The food is so good... it was one of the incentives I had for convincing my husband to come with me this year  Wink 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:45:35 PM EST 2011
...and we go through lots of wristbands...plenty of extras as they get pretty gnarly!

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:45:42 PM EST 2011
How much self-care are the kids expected/needed to do? I'm wondering about my 7 yr old. I know I pick her up and deal with lunch right? Snacks too?

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:45:45 PM EST 2011
Not sure re: all of the athletes. They are all brought by our sponsors, and the sponsors let me know who is coming, generally in the Spring. I do know that Kendall Simmons (NFL) will be there, and Jay Hewitt. Hopefully, we'll have a bit of a new mix; it's nice to have some new faces.  Smile 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:46:02 PM EST 2011
Yep there's D, no D, & gf wristbands & if it comes off, you get another. Plus us in the nut police will watch out.

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 09:46:16 PM EST 2011
Laura I'm sure Molly would be willing to help schlepp if you need it. We might also be adding two teenage boys to the mix this year. We are just waiting to get parental permission from the one that isn't ours:)! You can put the to work too. Strong ice hockey players!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:46:23 PM EST 2011
how about Hamish... and that kilt !

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:46:27 PM EST 2011
And, if you lose your band, there are always extras at FFL Registration. The Teen Faculty leaders often take handfuls of them, too, to give out.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:46:37 PM EST 2011
My son and I both wear green wristbands, for hypoglycemia and write Non-d on the wrist band. Oooh, I want to be on the nut police, please??

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:46:44 PM EST 2011
I think there are probably about 50 people with celiac. Maybe more.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:46:54 PM EST 2011
Michelle if you mean my Ethan...he never travels without Cheeto's...

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:46:57 PM EST 2011
Yes---and tobe very clear-----if there is any reason for a parent to be taken back to their child in a different session/room---we find you very quickly---we interrupt sessions to make an announcement. So you are always reachable.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:47:37 PM EST 2011
Maria was so surprised about how many bags of cheetos he ate!! Eek 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:47:52 PM EST 2011
On what day is the first organized meeting/event? I may decide to book a room for a few nights but would not be able to do it for the entire week.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:48:27 PM EST 2011
...but you still like us 'old faces' yes? Cool 

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:48:28 PM EST 2011
Well, the whole nut thing can be tricky. Although no Conference food has nuts, we cannot control what people have with them for their child or themselves. I used too carry P.B. crackers for Marissa.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:48:47 PM EST 2011
Re: care... YOU as the parent are always responsible for your child's diabetes management. You will see your child every 75 minutes. That's how long the sessions are. After the first session, you'll connect with your kids, have a beverage break, use the bathroom, check bgs, etc., and then go back to sessions. At lunch, there is a 90 minute break. Afternoon session... then a snack break. Etc. We will always check bg if a child doesn't feel well, and we will always come get you from a session if we have concerns or your child needs you (for whatever reason). Period.

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:48:49 PM EST 2011
Be there on Wednesday for focus groups, Diana

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:49:25 PM EST 2011
Is there a "theme" for the FFL Banquet on Thursday? Last year was disco, and a total blast from the past. My favorite was DD and Nicole! Cool 

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:49:45 PM EST 2011
Gotta run...time for dinner. Hope to see you all next time!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:49:51 PM EST 2011
Focus groups begin on Weds. The First Timers Reception is an absolute MUST for anyone at FFL for the first time - that is at 3 p.m.

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:49:59 PM EST 2011
I LOVED the disco theme!

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:50:04 PM EST 2011
Thanks Laura. Exactly what I needed. The 75 minute thing makes me feel better :-)

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:50:09 PM EST 2011
Tues: Teen Driving Clinic; Wed: Focus Groups/Exhibit Hall opening. You can arrive on Wed. if you can't be there Tues.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:50:17 PM EST 2011
Thursday and the banquest at night is a must.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:50:43 PM EST 2011
Nite Jo.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:50:47 PM EST 2011
Have a good dinner, Jo - thanks for chatting.  Smile 

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:50:47 PM EST 2011
The nut info and d responsibility info is very helpful. Thanks.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:50:59 PM EST 2011
Oh oh----disco white suit......hmmmmmm what to do next year?

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:51:11 PM EST 2011
So long Jo! See you at the Scrabble board!

Registered User Jo Ben's mom, 23, dx'd 3/98  (76.176.11.73) Thu Feb 17 09:51:13 PM EST 2011
Night!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:51:19 PM EST 2011
Bye Jo

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:51:19 PM EST 2011
And 1st timers have their own must do reception.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:51:21 PM EST 2011
CWD Goes Motown. This year's Banquet theme. Expect a lot from DJ Miles, he's psyched about the theme. And then there is Harold...  Grin 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:51:31 PM EST 2011
Nite Jo, have a great dinner!

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:51:35 PM EST 2011
I got some great pictures of Jeff discoing...

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:51:37 PM EST 2011
Great, thank you all. I have a few years to go before the driving...so I'll plan for Wednesday.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:52:08 PM EST 2011
...and I have a little something cooked up.  Wink 

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:52:10 PM EST 2011
Harold - my kids can't wait to see him!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:52:16 PM EST 2011
Can't top that disco suit. The high school is having sock hop sometime soon. Though I couldn't dress for it, I think it would be fun. Our kids know Grease, but they'd never get the whole 50's them.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:52:26 PM EST 2011
Hope Harold will visit the childcare kids.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:52:28 PM EST 2011
I forgot to mention... on Saturday, Harold is going to have workouts for anyone (adults included) in the Sports Central area! He's going to keep us exercising from Tuesday through Saturday.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:52:42 PM EST 2011
Oh Harold. He's awesome! He makes ya move even if you don't want to. LOL

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:52:49 PM EST 2011
...as always...LOL

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:52:55 PM EST 2011
Lee Ann, I don't think I'd seen him dance since our wedding in 1984!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:52:57 PM EST 2011
He will, Michele. Harold always tries to make it to the younger ones. He loves kids!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:53:22 PM EST 2011
oh yes.....the white suite WILL BE TOPPED.

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:53:30 PM EST 2011
Maria wants to know if the teens will be divided or in one big group.

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 09:53:48 PM EST 2011
He was clearly reluctant, Brenda, LOL!

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:54:20 PM EST 2011
I can't wait to see you all! I am getting very excited at reconnecting with life long friends and making new ones! I must return to purging. The program at school is going to end soon and I won't feel comfortable here alone.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:54:28 PM EST 2011
For part of the time, teens will be divided 13/14 and 15-17. We have to do this in discussions because there are just too many teens.

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:54:29 PM EST 2011
Does the Walk on Wednesday require a special registration in advance?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:54:42 PM EST 2011
Michele, I think so, for some activities. Just too many of them.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:54:52 PM EST 2011
Pam, thanks for taking time to be here!  Smile 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:55:11 PM EST 2011
Oh my....almost 10 already!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:55:13 PM EST 2011
Fun Run/Walk - Nope, just show up. Bring me coffee, please. With a touch of milk.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:55:23 PM EST 2011
Bye Pam

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:55:29 PM EST 2011
what is the 1st timers reception like? how long does it last?

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:55:43 PM EST 2011
Nite Pam.

Registered User Pam L. mom to Sarah, 18, dx 6/19/02  (206.213.164.34) Thu Feb 17 09:55:47 PM EST 2011
I would rather stay, but I MUST PURGE! I will be at the next chat! Bye!!!

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:55:50 PM EST 2011
Bye Pam Wink 

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:55:51 PM EST 2011
---that would be single malt coffee?

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 09:55:57 PM EST 2011
Maria wants you to send Harold to the teens too. She likes him.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 09:56:19 PM EST 2011
that sounds good , tom...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:56:22 PM EST 2011
1st timers reception is an ice breaker. You get to meet lots of the seasoned FFL'ers. There is a special one for teens, too.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:56:29 PM EST 2011
I know - really went quickly tonight! If your question wasn't answered... or if you think of new ones... please email them to me! You know where I live. We will have another chat next month. Thanks, Everyone, for chatting tonight! The room will stay open for awhile, so no need to rush off.

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:56:34 PM EST 2011
Woops - I called it "walk" by mistake. Funny bc we have "walking club" here each Wednesday morning. But my oldest will be happy to run.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:56:38 PM EST 2011
First timer reception is a quick overview and a really fun ice-breaker......I would tell you more butthat woul dtake all the fun out of it.

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:56:39 PM EST 2011
how are the younger ages grouped? (what is the age break?)

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 09:56:49 PM EST 2011
Single malt coffee.....LOL

Registered User Lorraine mom to Caleb T1D age 8  (64.252.7.21) Thu Feb 17 09:57:23 PM EST 2011
Thanks so much for this. It's very helpful. Looking forward to future chats, and of course, july!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:57:25 PM EST 2011
Rhon - The ice breaker for the teens is actually Weds night at 9. The afternoon First Timers Reception is for the whole family (teens included) this year.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 09:57:31 PM EST 2011
hey Mike is that you...good to see you here...

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:57:43 PM EST 2011
That would be the evening single malt coffee, neat please.  LOL 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 09:57:48 PM EST 2011
Nice to know I am among fellow coffee lovers.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:57:56 PM EST 2011
Diana---spoend some time on teh fFL site---everything (just about) that you need is on there.

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 09:58:04 PM EST 2011
Oh OK. Sorry.

Registered User Jen(AZ) Allyson- age 16 dx 3-24-03 at age 8 Now pumping with Pink Animas PING  (174.17.102.34) Thu Feb 17 09:58:09 PM EST 2011
Hi all!

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 09:58:10 PM EST 2011
nice typing....jeeeeez

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:58:21 PM EST 2011
Diana, if you look at last year's program, http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/orlando2010/YouthSchedule.htm you can see how the kids are groups.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:58:22 PM EST 2011
Diana - 6/7, 8/9; for some activities. For others, they are all together.

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 09:58:35 PM EST 2011
ooops "grouped."

Registered User Jen(AZ) Allyson- age 16 dx 3-24-03 at age 8 Now pumping with Pink Animas PING  (174.17.102.34) Thu Feb 17 09:58:38 PM EST 2011
we are going this year! I am buying my plane tickets and registering for the conference within the next couple weeks!

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 09:58:40 PM EST 2011
Hi julia.....can't wait to see y'all in July!!

Registered User Jen(AZ) Allyson- age 16 dx 3-24-03 at age 8 Now pumping with Pink Animas PING  (174.17.102.34) Thu Feb 17 09:59:09 PM EST 2011
we went in 2008 and had a wonderful time

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 09:59:17 PM EST 2011
I am a coke zero person myself. Unless I get something fancy from Starbucks. Hi Jen. and Mike B.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 09:59:46 PM EST 2011
Jen, you'll love Disney. It's a very different atmosphere than the Renaissance Sea World (which I also loved, but we outgrew...)

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 09:59:47 PM EST 2011
You coffee lovers can fight over mine. I never touch the stuff lol Grin 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:00:02 PM EST 2011
us either...counting the days with Rhonda...we really love going...even though we are totally exhausted it is the best week ever

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 10:00:31 PM EST 2011
Outgrowing Seaworld.....Don't you just LOVE saying that!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:00:41 PM EST 2011
Lots of good questions tonight. And lots of great advice. Thank you guys for being online to answer them. I was having a bit of trouble keeping up!

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 10:00:58 PM EST 2011
Well, I'll have multiple 12-packs of Diet Coke in my room. I have a bit of a, uh, problem

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 10:01:00 PM EST 2011
Sorry so many kids have it but glad all this wonderful help is avaialable!!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:01:07 PM EST 2011
Kaycee - we'll send you on the coffee run and know that it's SAFE! LOL 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:01:11 PM EST 2011
You always do a great job Laura! Wink 

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 10:01:15 PM EST 2011
I drink Coke Zero, but mostly tea. Some coffee. Milk in the a.m. And have to have ice cream before bed. Thankfully FFL covers all that! :)

Registered User Heather Rostker Mom to Ethan 6, dxd 12/05  (71.191.251.167) Thu Feb 17 10:01:38 PM EST 2011
Thanks for answering all the questions. Looking forward to July. Good night!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:01:48 PM EST 2011
All the rooms have refrigerators. We'll have a case of diet coke in our room, too. Although I'm a diet lemonade kind of girl these days.

Registered User Diabetes Dad to Kaitlyn dx at age 2 in 1992 and Rob dx at age 13 in 2009  (24.190.250.237) Thu Feb 17 10:01:54 PM EST 2011
Well everyone---have a great nite!!!

Registered User MikeB Ann Arbor MI  (166.137.140.151) Thu Feb 17 10:01:55 PM EST 2011
Hi Betty!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:02:03 PM EST 2011
Heather, thanks for chatting!

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 10:02:23 PM EST 2011
Diet Coke Splenda all the way (as well as coffee).

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 10:02:25 PM EST 2011
goodnight all  Smile 

Registered User KimbyCox Mom to 5 kids, 1 T1D dxd 1/08  (72.148.24.225) Thu Feb 17 10:02:40 PM EST 2011
Good night!

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 10:02:43 PM EST 2011
Oh, I was going to ask about refrigerators... that's great to hear, Laura!

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 10:02:46 PM EST 2011
I'm going to have to come to work late for the next chat. This in and out stuff doesn't work!

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 10:02:54 PM EST 2011
Nite Mommabagel <3

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:02:57 PM EST 2011
Thanks for answering all the questions. We're really looking forward to coming. We've tried since 2007! Lol

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:02:58 PM EST 2011
nite nite Tom....hugs to the family...can't wait to see my gurl Jill

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:03:05 PM EST 2011
My Shelby said last week she was actually glad she got Diabetes. Because she has met so many wonderful people around the world whom she never would have met, if it weren't for diabetes. WOW! It brought tears to my eyes to hear her say that! Smile 

Registered User Diana Florida  (184.91.107.232) Thu Feb 17 10:03:08 PM EST 2011
Bye DD and All. I'm signing off as well. Look forward to meeting everyone.

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:03:11 PM EST 2011
Thanks, Betty. Back at you!

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 10:03:13 PM EST 2011
Don't forget, those who have not yet submitted quilts, you still have time to make them before FFL. See http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/quilt/
We will display the quilts at FFL, as usual.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:03:33 PM EST 2011
geezzz that hour flew...

Registered User MicheleN6 mom of Maria dxd 2003 pumping Cozmo since 2003 celiac dxd 2007  (74.235.117.229) Thu Feb 17 10:03:40 PM EST 2011
great info - thanks everyone - we can't wait for July!!!

Registered User Laura Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom, 20, dx'd 8/98  (76.226.130.131) Thu Feb 17 10:03:50 PM EST 2011
G'night you guys. I'm going to sign off - I appreciate all of you being here! Smile 

Registered User Lee Ann Thill dx 1978, blogger, D advocate, art therapist  (69.141.84.70) Thu Feb 17 10:03:59 PM EST 2011
Good night  Smile 

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 10:04:08 PM EST 2011
Betty did you get my text earlier?

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 10:04:13 PM EST 2011
Lee Ann, I froze Marissa's insulin there in 2001. Be careful. Check the temperature on it before you put your insulin in it.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:04:14 PM EST 2011
Rhon i thought she was Red...

Registered User Chris Molly's mom, 12, dx'd 3/20/05, omnipod  (65.111.73.50) Thu Feb 17 10:04:19 PM EST 2011
Good night Laura!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 10:04:24 PM EST 2011
jesse wants a new updated quilt.. I told him to make it himself...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 10:04:25 PM EST 2011
LOL Julia.

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:05:07 PM EST 2011
Good Night Laura. Talk to you soon. Can anyone else tell me the color of the shirts this year? I started the chat late. Thanks.

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:05:07 PM EST 2011
07 had a 2 mth old baby. 08 it was the first week of school. 09 was major budget shortfall. 10 had to help my mother post surgery

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse -18.5 dx.12/01 , in college - and I'm surviving !!  (71.190.183.224) Thu Feb 17 10:05:37 PM EST 2011
betty- red shirts

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:06:05 PM EST 2011
they are going to be Red i do believe...

Registered User R WV, Diamond's Mama, 16, dx'd 2003  (71.61.217.148) Thu Feb 17 10:06:18 PM EST 2011
I'm gonna split. Very glad I made it. I miss you all & can't wait! 4 Months 2 Weeks 5 Days!! Smile 

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:06:26 PM EST 2011
Yes, Chris, I got your texts. I was at the Drs with Shelby. She has a throat and ear infection. Try and email me. Or I will email you.

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:06:37 PM EST 2011
i like red...

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:07:13 PM EST 2011
Thanks for the RED shirt info. Shelby just screamed AGAIN! Red is her favorite color!  LOL 

Registered User Julia Mom to Ethan 13 dx @ 10mo  (74.141.133.216) Thu Feb 17 10:07:18 PM EST 2011
nite nite...see you all soon...hugs to you all

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:08:50 PM EST 2011
Nite Hoolia. And Kaycee, it will be great to meet you.Where do you live? Find me on Facebook, and you can meet alot of other CWD family and friends. Betty Smith, Santa Maria, CA

Registered User BettyS Shelbys Momma, dx'd 4/03  (69.181.121.17) Thu Feb 17 10:11:37 PM EST 2011
Good night all. Talk to you on the next chat or on facebook. 4 months 2 weeks 5 days!!! Smile 

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:12:39 PM EST 2011
I'm near Raleigh NC betty

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 10:13:44 PM EST 2011
It's a dark red. See http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/Seattle2009/i/20091121_DSC_6282_800.jpg Harold in the color in Seattle. Brighter red in Cincinnati next month.

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:13:55 PM EST 2011
anyone still here?

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:14:28 PM EST 2011
I ran to hush a cgm alarm and several had disappeared. lol

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 10:14:38 PM EST 2011
I'm still here. You have a question Kaycee?

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:15:20 PM EST 2011
not really... just seemed like there was a mass exodus and didn't want to be talking to myself if there wasn't anyone left. Lol

Registered User Brenda mom of Marissa, 23, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.240) Thu Feb 17 10:16:05 PM EST 2011
Ok, hope to see you at a future chat or FFL! Goodnight.

Registered User Kaycee mom to Shealyn, age 7. dxd 4 yrs ago  (65.5.196.108) Thu Feb 17 10:17:32 PM EST 2011
take care

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Registered User hope4cure Newly Diagnose Type 1  (98.206.140.105) Thu Feb 17 11:28:39 PM EST 2011
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