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CWD Conferences and CWD Adventures Chat - January 18, 2006

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Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:23:59 PM EST 2006
good evening...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:38:19 PM EST 2006
Hi Meghan and the other 2 anonymous people online right now  Smile  I'm going to run and get a cup of tea, and I'll brb... chat will start right at 9:00!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:45:27 PM EST 2006
Hi

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:47:12 PM EST 2006
HI Ellen!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:48:24 PM EST 2006
I need a vacation today - now - help. :-)

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:48:31 PM EST 2006
Hey Ellen. Please tell me it's warm in FL... I'm coming to do some work on Friday. It's snowing here. Windy (actually the wind is howling). Ugh.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:49:32 PM EST 2006
It was 50 here today....
last year at this time it was 10 below 0...

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:49:39 PM EST 2006
It's warm but not hot...actually chilly this evening - I had on short sleeves and wanted to go home to get long sleeves.

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Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:50:10 PM EST 2006
70s during the day in south Florida

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:50:57 PM EST 2006
They expect in the low 80s this weekend in Orlando

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:53:18 PM EST 2006
I'm going to be on the west coast - Marco Island - doing a site for a potential CWD January vacation/conference in a couple of years.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:53:58 PM EST 2006
Oh, and Laura, tell Sam that I had no parts in the salad...I use a kitchen knife on mine...can't get into the whole tearing thing

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:54:09 PM EST 2006
sounds lovely

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:54:21 PM EST 2006
That sounds fun...I'd join you, but I am going home again this weekend

Registered User Jen(MA) Mom of Allyson age 11 dx 3-24-03  (151.199.28.94) Wed Jan 18 08:56:05 PM EST 2006
hi

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:56:28 PM EST 2006
How's your mom, Meghan?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:56:46 PM EST 2006
Hi Jen - Welcome!  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:56:52 PM EST 2006
Have you ever been to discovery cove at sea world, Laura?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:57:08 PM EST 2006
she is okay

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 08:58:03 PM EST 2006
Hi Everyone

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 08:58:28 PM EST 2006
hi Jay

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:58:50 PM EST 2006
Hey Ellen, be sure to tell Zack that we've added a young adults night out at the conference this summer. It'll be Friday night. The 'kids' will need to decide whether they want to have dinner and spend the evening at CityWalk (Universal) or Pleasure Island (Disney). We'll arrange transportation, make dinner reservations, and send them. It will be the first 'official' young adults night out! (Yes, Meghan, you can go...)

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 08:58:57 PM EST 2006
How are you?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 08:59:12 PM EST 2006
Hello!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 08:59:44 PM EST 2006
Forgot to add - the 'young adults' definition is really college-age. So, if you're 18 and still in high school, you might do best with the teens. If you're 30 and still in college, you're probably best with the older adults!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 08:59:50 PM EST 2006
ZAck starts college June 28 Eek 

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 09:00:16 PM EST 2006
Hi Natalie.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:00:23 PM EST 2006
Hey Natalie!
Hi Jay!

Meghan, to answer your question - yes, I've been to Discovery Cove. Very expensive 5 second kiss with a dolphin. BUT I did get a photo.  LOL 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:00:59 PM EST 2006
So Zack fits perfectly! Is he excited about college?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:01:11 PM EST 2006
Meghan, I have been to Discovery Cove...Pretty expensive for the actual dolphin time, but the park itself is great...Cost for just the park is upwards of 100 dollars for the day... Eek 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:01:31 PM EST 2006
How are you doing, Jay? Have you and your mom decided about coming to Orlando?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:01:51 PM EST 2006
That is expensive..and then the dolphin time is 270 on top of that?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:01:54 PM EST 2006
Yes very. I'm not sure he'll be able to make it to CWD though - classes will be in session

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:02:07 PM EST 2006
Where is Zack going to school? I am so proud of him!

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:02:37 PM EST 2006
Tat includes dolphin time...VERY BRIEF dolphin time...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:02:57 PM EST 2006
Natalie - Sam scored a goal for you last night. Pretty dismal game (a tie), but his goal was beautiful. Slap shot from the side. The goalie never saw it.  Grin 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:03:17 PM EST 2006
oh

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:03:22 PM EST 2006
hi Laura and everybody else

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 09:03:33 PM EST 2006
Hi Laura,
No we haven't decided yet but I would like to come. Everyone is doing well. I sent out 20 letters today which brings me to 8,300 now.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:03:41 PM EST 2006
maybe i will skip the dolphins.....fish scare me anyway, unless it is on my plate

Registered User Jen(MA) Mom of Allyson age 11 dx 3-24-03  (151.199.28.94) Wed Jan 18 09:03:43 PM EST 2006
ally would love to go to disney one of these days. shes always saying kids in her class are going. one of these days maybe we can go

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:03:46 PM EST 2006
Hey Jay! You better be coming to FL! We are going to Islands of Adventure...Lots of great rides...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:04:04 PM EST 2006
Hi Heather

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:04:05 PM EST 2006
What kind of letters? What are you up to?

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:04:23 PM EST 2006
University of Florida - Gainesville...he'll be a gator

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:04:53 PM EST 2006
Ellen, maybe Zack can join the young adults on Friday night. That's when the Young Adults evening will be.

Heather! It's so great to see you... and I am very excited about seeing how grown-up your kids are this summer. How tall are they now?

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:05:58 PM EST 2006
not much taller... but maturing :)

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:06:21 PM EST 2006
Jay - Let me know what you and Mom decide. I'd love to have both of you help in whatever way interests you. Crystal Jackson is doing a session with the teens on Advocacy; I bet she'd like to include a few minutes talking about your letter-writing campaign.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:07:07 PM EST 2006
Megan, I don't think dolphins are fish. Aren't they mammals?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:07:19 PM EST 2006
Hi everyone  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:07:31 PM EST 2006
Regardless, D. Cove is too expensive for what you get.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:08:23 PM EST 2006
Heather K., right? You coming to FL? Driving?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:09:08 PM EST 2006
They are mammals, but you get the idea...I did the lagoon swim at typhoon lagoon many years ago, (where you swim on top of the water and see the fisha nd sharks and stuff down below you) and I paniced...

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:09:12 PM EST 2006
yes K...not driving.. planning 2 weeks holiday

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:09:27 PM EST 2006
If Heather drives from BC, she gets some kind of award... Eek 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:10:01 PM EST 2006
Hey Stacey - You made it!

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:10:05 PM EST 2006
so much to do in Orlando! where to begin?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:10:57 PM EST 2006
So... to update everyone, the schedule was finalized today and sessions should be posted (with their times, dates, etc.) this weekend if Jeff is able to get it done. I'll have the descriptions of each session online shortly after that. It's all written - just takes time to get online.

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 09:11:05 PM EST 2006
Heather, where in BC do you live?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:11:08 PM EST 2006
Hey Stacey! Are you counting the days to Orlando? I am.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:11:18 PM EST 2006
I think Heather and family rented a motor home to drive from BC to L.A., so why not?  LOL 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:11:18 PM EST 2006
Hi All  Cool 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:11:34 PM EST 2006
yup, just walked in....
All my stress is gone.. the sewer is fixed , the car is fixed , and 2 kids are going back to college tomorrow... Grin 

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:11:53 PM EST 2006
Hi Debbie! How's Donnie???

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:11:54 PM EST 2006
how full is the room block?

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:12:00 PM EST 2006
only 3 days to LA...can't imagine how many to FL

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 13 years old  (68.148.68.127) Wed Jan 18 09:12:07 PM EST 2006
hi

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:12:24 PM EST 2006
Jeff mentioned in the forum you may consider having some DDR contest at an event - is that going to happen?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:12:35 PM EST 2006
Natalie-First we're counting days til Philadelphia.. then we'll start on Orlando...

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:12:50 PM EST 2006
Chelsea, are you coming to Orlando in July?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:13:02 PM EST 2006
We have some tried-n-true speakers from previous years (wonderful folks like Richard Rubin, Betty Brackenridge, Fran Kaufman - they have been with us each and every conference forever); and we have some very exciting new speakers - Irl Hirsch, Ragnar Hanas, William Clarke, Nathaniel Clark... it's going to be a fabulous program.

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 13 years old  (68.148.68.127) Wed Jan 18 09:13:20 PM EST 2006
for what

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:13:24 PM EST 2006
Donnie has been great  Grin  pumping has been the greatest improvement (except over the holidays Frown )he was forgetting allot

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:13:29 PM EST 2006
What's a DDR context?  Confused 

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:13:42 PM EST 2006
For the CWD national conference.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:13:49 PM EST 2006
Dance, Dance Revolution!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:14:07 PM EST 2006
Natalie, 182 days till the official start to Orlando

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:14:19 PM EST 2006
Dance Dance Revolution - an exercise video game with game pads

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:14:30 PM EST 2006
Jesse loves DDR !!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:14:34 PM EST 2006
I don't recall hearing that, but it would be great for the tweeners and teens (I've watched the girls do it--seems to hard to follow the directions for someone over the hill like me).

Registered User Chelsea I live in canada a i am 13 years old  (68.148.68.127) Wed Jan 18 09:14:46 PM EST 2006
do not know

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:14:52 PM EST 2006
Oh. Shows you how old I am. I avoid those things like the plague... Yes, we've had talk of having DDR somewhere, someplace, some event... it won't be anywhere near where I'm sitting! Razz 

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:15:09 PM EST 2006
I will need knee pads and a helmet, i think.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:15:12 PM EST 2006
Meghans doin the countdown thing again...
I think she needs a shrink LOL 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:15:37 PM EST 2006
Brenda, you and I can go do water aerobics with the old folks! Bring your rubber swim cap.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:15:38 PM EST 2006
we have 2 pads....

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:15:40 PM EST 2006
Zack does too Stacey - he's addicted and it's a good thing!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:15:56 PM EST 2006
You aren't in on the DDR, Laura?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:16:03 PM EST 2006
Please bring them for the teens if you have them!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:16:31 PM EST 2006
Hi Debbie! How is the snow? Is it over your roof yet?

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:16:40 PM EST 2006
Natalie,thanks for asking about Donnie. He sends regards Cool  I will email you as soon as I can find your address or where I put it

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:17:08 PM EST 2006
The issue is where they can be hooked up. Ours require Playstation. Some are for XBox. I think Lauren Lanning might have them, too, maybe a direct connection to her t.v. Can't remember.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:17:40 PM EST 2006
No need to bring them... if we are able to fit in DDR in one of the teen or tweener activity times, we'll be renting lots of pads/units or whatever they are called. Kim Kelly and Melissa Ringley have all the information on this. I don't think it helps to bring your own - you have to hook into the main program, right?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:17:42 PM EST 2006
natalie.bellini@animascorp.com is my official address...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:17:58 PM EST 2006
ours is xbox..., we'll put the kids in your room Brenda.. Grin 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:18:06 PM EST 2006
Woah is me....do we ever have snow Rolling Eyes  I think we have about 5 feet this week.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:18:06 PM EST 2006
Laura, will our hands be tied with food issues (celiac) this year like LA was?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:18:21 PM EST 2006
I dunno. Confused  We need a Dunce Cap icon here!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:19:14 PM EST 2006
Debbie, our 2 in. will melt tomorrow when it gets to 55 deg.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:19:14 PM EST 2006
Zack will have his with him at college. It would be so great if you can get some of the companies to donate pads and games. The hard pads are better if possible.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:19:47 PM EST 2006
If you all feel strongly that this would be a good activity, I can pass that along to Kim and Melissa - it would be a Friday night set-up, probably for the Tweener Group. If Teens would like it as well, we'd have to arrange a different place for it, and it would be on Thursday after the banquet. Email me privately if you feel strongly one way or the other.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:19:52 PM EST 2006
DDR is tons of fun especially after your margarita party!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:20:27 PM EST 2006
Laura, it's a great idea--just have tons of tablets sitting nearby.

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:20:56 PM EST 2006
Anyone here going to the Philly conf? This will be our first conf. ever. I am so excited!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:20:59 PM EST 2006
Heather, we already have a couple dozen people who need special diets... most of them need gluten free. Mike Schurig is working on it, and he would love your input. If you email me privately, I'll send you his contact info. Last year's gf options were much better than in LA.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:21:12 PM EST 2006
Hi Brenda, sure am wishing for 55 plus. It will likely break into the 30's tomorrow.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:21:25 PM EST 2006
Yes the parents doing it would be hilarious...how about getting the sponsors to compete HAHA

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:21:28 PM EST 2006
Natalie- re: the phil. conference...do you have any idea where the teens will be heading offsite ??

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:22:07 PM EST 2006
Welcome Pam T!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:22:22 PM EST 2006
Now THERE'S a great idea for when we bring the sponsors up on stage at the Banquet... hmmm... (brain synapses firing)...

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:22:41 PM EST 2006
brb, have to run chad to cub scouts, alyssa is out curling (popular winter sport in Canada - don't ask unless you have time :)

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:22:45 PM EST 2006
Jesse said you should get the sponsers to play musical chairs...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:22:51 PM EST 2006
Yeah, Ellen, that's the best idea yet. LOL 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:23:13 PM EST 2006
Laura, How about adding some Dodge Ball games for the teens. Perhaps they could face off with some adult teams.

Registered User Kim mom of Ryan,15, dx'd at 10  (137.49.60.3) Wed Jan 18 09:23:23 PM EST 2006
question: I have a 15yr old who is feeling like he is the only 15 yr old with diabtes in the world, i was thinking that the Philly conference might do him good. Do alot of 15 ish kids come to conferences?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:23:29 PM EST 2006
Stacey,
we are on the trail that runs from Philly to Valley Forge, so if it is nice we will go towards VF...Philly (the city) is tough in 4 hour increments...What does Jesse want to do ????

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:23:41 PM EST 2006
Hi Pam - I'm excited about Philly, too. It's going to be a great group of families. I like when we have a mix of 'old' and 'new' - and right now I recognize half of the families and the others are new to our conferences. Your family will have a wonderful experience.  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:23:42 PM EST 2006
Can we make that full contact dodge ball, Debbie?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:24:41 PM EST 2006
What's in Valley Forge? When I went there in 1972ish, it was to see where Geo. Washington and his troops camped out during the Rev. War.

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:24:45 PM EST 2006
What do the kids do in their sessions? I have a 7 and a 10 yr old.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:24:47 PM EST 2006
Hi Kim - Right now there are 20+ teens signed up for Philly. I'm expecting about 30 or so. Natalie (who is on this chat) is in charge of the teen program. My son, Sam, is 16, and he'll be there. He'd love to meet Ryan.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:25:04 PM EST 2006
You bet Meghan LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:25:53 PM EST 2006
Hi Everyone

Registered User Kim mom of Ryan,15, dx'd at 10  (137.49.60.3) Wed Jan 18 09:25:54 PM EST 2006
if I wait till early feb to register will the conference fill up?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:25:58 PM EST 2006
Fantastic!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:26:14 PM EST 2006
I'd really love to get Zack to the Pump conference - is there much for the advanced pumper?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:26:18 PM EST 2006
Kim, lots of teens come to Philly and its nice to come to a smaller conference so we can really work with your son...we have fun...Sat night we will order 'real' pizza and or chinese and try to guess carbs with each others help...the teens LOVE the time they spend... (we do spend time complaining about Parents and siblings and D in general, but we take a positive outlook on it)

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:26:35 PM EST 2006
hello everyone

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:26:51 PM EST 2006
he doesnt really care... as long as he's away from me!!
If the weather is crappy you could do lunch/video games at dave and Busters

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:26:52 PM EST 2006
Hi Renee!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:26:53 PM EST 2006
With regard to sports at the summer conference - once the schedule is posted, you'll see that the kids have a mix of 'sit down' and 'be active' choices. Some of it involves sports (if they want to participate). And some of the sports are outdoors. Remember, it's July in Orlando, so outdoors is a steambath. On Friday, the teens who participate in all 4 sessions Thursday will get to go to Islands of Adventure. If they blow off Thursday, they don't get to participate. Natalie will be policing it this year - they can't just hop on the bus!

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:27:13 PM EST 2006
Hi Laura, I really like your new idea of a teen adventure program  Grin  share some info please.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:27:44 PM EST 2006
hi natalie... i think i met you back in the summer

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:28:02 PM EST 2006
Stacey, great idea...I know they would like it as it gives me a headache. Grin 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:28:13 PM EST 2006
In Philly this year - and in all future regional conferences - we'll actually all have dinner together (what a concept) - the teens can dine in their area and then follow-up with a party or whatever other activity they and the teen staff decide. It's very spontaneous - Natalie does a great job of following what the kids want to do.

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:28:30 PM EST 2006
Renee, In Orlando?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:28:45 PM EST 2006
or Maybe a hockey game??

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:29:22 PM EST 2006
We moved out of state this summer. There used to be two little girls Chelle's age with D and pumps that she got together with, but there is no one near us now. I want her to be around other kids in her situation. At least for 2 days.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:29:29 PM EST 2006
Kim - Early Feb you should be ok. Later Feb, we might be full. The room block is more than half full right now, and we only have a certain number of people that can fit in the room, so I can't overbook.

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:30:04 PM EST 2006
Stacey, I do not think we can afford a hockey game...if you mean attending...There is a rink we could go to on Sat afternon...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:30:06 PM EST 2006
I'll play hockey Stacey...

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:30:21 PM EST 2006
no i believe you were at my house ... you are a pump rep. right?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:30:50 PM EST 2006
Pam T-have oyu tried the family support network on CWD??? You can find people closer to you...

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:31:15 PM EST 2006
Renee, Yes! I do remember you!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:31:27 PM EST 2006
it's best to book as soon possible...Laura?

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:31:30 PM EST 2006
Natalie- I did try that, I am the only one in my area!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:32:12 PM EST 2006
Where are you Pam? Maybe one of us knows someone nearby.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:32:24 PM EST 2006
Pam, where do you live?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:32:41 PM EST 2006
Thanks for asking about the Adventures program, Deb.  Smile  I think it's pretty exciting. What we are hoping to do is to continue to support older teens and young adults (college age) by taking them on various Adventures. Some will truly be quite adventurous - like learning how to scuba or rock climb - others are more cultural, like a weekend in New York or Chicago (although some might call that adventurous!). We are not so much concerned with the numbers of kids and families who participate, as we are with teaching the concept that these things are possible. Travel and adventure - and taking risks beyond your own boundaries - are possible. Does that make sense?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:32:49 PM EST 2006
ice skating??

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:33:15 PM EST 2006
Pam-I am so sorry...Laura Billetdeaux was alone as well and started the CWD conferences from wanting more for herself and her family. We have people come to EVERY one all year long just to have connections.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:33:15 PM EST 2006
I remember play poison ball or something like that...which was like dodge ball when taking care of kids in aftercare..do i remember the rules..nope sorry...

Registered User Kim mom of Ryan,15, dx'd at 10  (137.49.60.3) Wed Jan 18 09:33:36 PM EST 2006
I reserved our room already, i just need to wait till feb to have the fee for CWD

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:33:37 PM EST 2006
We are just north of Pittsburgh. That's the only reason we can make the Philly conf.!
We joined JDRF, but everyone we have met through that lives 45 min away and across 2 rivers. Cry 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:33:49 PM EST 2006
Kudos Laura. The "adventures program" is brilliant

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:34:29 PM EST 2006
Pam...i know i used to speak to a mom..who I think was around your area...her kid is much older...but i think i have her e-mail someplace....

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:34:30 PM EST 2006
Yes, for both conferences (Philly and Orlando), it is best to book as soon as you can. At both places, we have limited room blocks, and once those rooms are gone, you would need to go to other hotels. In Orlando, the hotel is much smaller than Disney. Disney had 3,000 rooms - and we utilized only a small portion of them. At the Renaissance, we will have most of the hotel. But when those rooms are taken, that's it.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:35:16 PM EST 2006
Pam- why dont you check the family support network on the CWD web page

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:35:20 PM EST 2006
Pam, if oyu email me privately, I can get you hooked up with someone or several someones...natalie.bellini@animascorp.com....

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:35:27 PM EST 2006
Laura, is there any way to set up a "Canadian" meeting/session for those families from Canada? I am assuming there are more families than just us...

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:35:28 PM EST 2006
Absolutely Awsome Laura...Donnie said to sigh him up now Razz 

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:36:03 PM EST 2006
do you have to book a room to go... i am not far from philadephia, it would be about a 1/2 hour drive?

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 09:36:21 PM EST 2006
natalie - thank you!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:36:48 PM EST 2006
Heather, do you know Barbara Chafe? If not, she's a goddess. She's on the east coast. Write to her barbchafe@ns.sympatico.ca

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:37:39 PM EST 2006
Heather - Jeff and I have talked about doing a Canadian meeting. There are challenges once you leave the U.S. It's an entirely different set of people to work with, different rules about shipping stuff, etc. Not unworkable, just a bigger challenge than I'd anticipated. I am doing a site visit to Seattle at the end of February in the hopes that we can at least get a little closer to you!

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:37:39 PM EST 2006

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:38:25 PM EST 2006
Gee, I've never seen Natalie "speechless."

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:38:58 PM EST 2006
Laura, a conference in Canada would be awesome... houseboating anyone? However, I was thinkning smaller... just a session during FL for Canadians

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:39:00 PM EST 2006
You do not need to stay at the conference hotel for any of our events. If you live close by and want to commute, by all means do so! Some people who live locally do like to stay at the hotel because it really creates a sense of community when we're all in one place. The kids stay up late, play in the pool, parents hang out wherever...

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:39:30 PM EST 2006
seattle? That's almost in my backyard

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 09:39:31 PM EST 2006
A carb tour of the Seattle market could be lots of fun LOL

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:40:27 PM EST 2006
A name the number of carbs Contest ellen.. LOL 

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:40:28 PM EST 2006
and there is an EXCELLENT gluten free bakery there

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:40:34 PM EST 2006
i think i would be better off in the hotel , I am sure we would enjoy the events more

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:40:57 PM EST 2006
Staying in the hotel just Sat night works for some...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:41:15 PM EST 2006
In Seattle, Heather?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:42:09 PM EST 2006
You guys have great ideas.  Grin 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:43:20 PM EST 2006
Ok - I just scrolled back over the last few minutes... did I miss anyone's specific question?  Eek 

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:43:39 PM EST 2006
Meghan, YES! we stock up there whenever we cross the border

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:43:40 PM EST 2006
Laura, any news on the date for the Soccer adventure this coming summer?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:44:48 PM EST 2006
So, on another topic, for anyone who had planned to do the Cancun conference a couple of weeks ago... the hotel is now planning to open on June 1 (fingers crossed). It was totally ruined by Hurricane Wilma. We have re-booked the conference for January 3-7, 2007. I am hoping to go a few days early for New Years (if I can drag Carolyn away from the house).

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:45:04 PM EST 2006
do they have an Email address?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:45:51 PM EST 2006
Not a whole lot of protection if you are built on a sand-bar, eh Laura?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:46:09 PM EST 2006
Debbie - I have a conference call tomorrow with Santa Clara, and I will know after that if we are a 'go.' My gut feeling is yes. Again, need to nail down the dates and make sure there aren't conflicts with other CWD commitments. But I think it's ok, and we definitely had enough interest on the quick survey we ran. I'm sure attendance will be strong.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 14 dx'd at 8  (68.80.142.174) Wed Jan 18 09:46:23 PM EST 2006
i have one question, I am sorry I came in late. The events include siblings?

Registered User Natalie T1, pumper, Teen Program Director  (66.7.133.180) Wed Jan 18 09:46:32 PM EST 2006
I hate to be leaving early, but I have to get up at the crack of dawn...Philly traffic is less of a challenge at 6 AM... LOL ...but not by much... and we are, too, going to Cancun for New Years... Wink ...and i am counting the days!

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:46:51 PM EST 2006
Sign us up for Cancun. I just looked at the 2007 school calendar and we are off until the 8th. Cool 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:46:52 PM EST 2006
Bye Natalie

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:46:59 PM EST 2006
Meghan, KailisKitchen@aol.com but i just went to her website, and it is not up... hope she didn't close. She made awesome Panini!!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:47:47 PM EST 2006
Our events are for families. Siblings... cousins... MILs (well, not mine)... grandparents. Yes, most definitely bring siblings.  Smile 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:47:50 PM EST 2006
thanks Heather

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:48:08 PM EST 2006
night Natalie

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:48:23 PM EST 2006
Meghan, how many days until New Years?

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:48:45 PM EST 2006
Laura, can we swing a session for Canadians in FL or some sort of informal (but advertised) meet & greet?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:48:57 PM EST 2006
Bye, Natalie. Do laundry. Talk to you tomorrow! (Thanks for coming to the chat!) Wink 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:49:04 PM EST 2006
We will talk soon Natalie, Night

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:49:17 PM EST 2006
I would quess she has it down to minutes and seconds now Laura...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:49:31 PM EST 2006
347 days

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:50:06 PM EST 2006
Heather - The schedule is already 100% full, but let's see if we can't find a way to hook up all the Canadian families on Weds sometime. Would that work? Maybe before the Exhibit Hall opens and things move into high gear?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:50:10 PM EST 2006
no, that is only for close things....like my birthday...10 days and 7 hours

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:50:41 PM EST 2006
Any chance of adding a session on dealing with Insurance companies after diagnosis and for the long term. Health and Life info. would be great.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:50:46 PM EST 2006
Laura, that would be great? Maybe on our nametags, a Canadian red maple leaf could be added to the corner???

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:51:05 PM EST 2006
Happy Birthday 10 days and 7 hours early....

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:51:25 PM EST 2006
School here, even for Marissa.

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 09:51:29 PM EST 2006
Laura, When is Clare scheduled to speak?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:51:30 PM EST 2006
You bring the stickers...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:52:31 PM EST 2006
They probably don't sell Canadian maple leaves here in the U.S.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:52:49 PM EST 2006
Laura, tell me what size can be accomodated on the nametags, and I'll gladly bring them (or send them ahead if that's easier)

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 09:53:15 PM EST 2006
Hello everyone! Sliding in on a banana peel... Trevor is sick w/ very high fever...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:53:38 PM EST 2006
Jeff would say: Just go to www.stickers.com

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:53:41 PM EST 2006
Jay - Clare is doing her presentation on Diabetes World Adventures both Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon. We're hoping that both kids and adults will attend this year. Clare did a small presentation last year, and it was excellent. Lots of parents said they wanted their kids to see it, so we invited Clare back to present again to a larger group. I'm glad she was able to free up the time to do it!

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 09:54:01 PM EST 2006
Hi Bernie and wow hope Trevor is feeling better soon. Cry 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:54:06 PM EST 2006
Sorry to hear that Bernie. How high?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:54:10 PM EST 2006
Hi Bernie!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 09:54:15 PM EST 2006
Hi Bernie...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:54:34 PM EST 2006
The plastic name badge holders are 3" tall by 4" wide. So a smallish red maple leaf would look great in the corner. If you bring them and give them to me Monday night or Tuesday morning, I'll put them in the registration packets of the Canadian families.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 09:55:08 PM EST 2006
Hio Bernie.. I feel your pain... Jesse's been sick all week too...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:55:17 PM EST 2006
Debbie - The insurance session... we did one last year and don't have another scheduled for this year. Probably will revisit for 2007.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:55:37 PM EST 2006
Gee, can we put Ohio State stickers on ours? Just kidding.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 09:55:42 PM EST 2006
thanks Laura, can you give me an approx number a week or two ahead of the event?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:56:03 PM EST 2006
Hey Bernie. I'm sorry Trev is sick. Any symptoms besides the fever? Frown 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:56:32 PM EST 2006
NO OHIO STATE stickers.  Evil Grin 

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 09:56:35 PM EST 2006
I read Clare's book and I'm sure she'd be great to listen and ask questions to. Maybe she can inspire a couple more kids along the way.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:57:18 PM EST 2006
what about U of MI stickers?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:57:36 PM EST 2006
Sure can, Heather. Last year, there were about 12 families from Canada. So, if you figure roughly 4 people per family, that's about 50. But, I will know by July 1 because that's when registration closes. After that, you have to register at the hotel.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 09:57:38 PM EST 2006
Laura, per a previous suggestion from Natalie, will there be some type of sticker for parents to place on the name tag of each child with diabetes? That way, if we see a child sleeping or acting unusual, we can immediately see if the child may be low.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 09:58:02 PM EST 2006
UM would work.  Grin 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:58:33 PM EST 2006
We did that in San diego, and it was fantastic Brenda...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 09:59:24 PM EST 2006
It is really helpful for the kids who don't wear medical ID...and Yes, Laura, mine is still securely around my wrist!

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 09:59:45 PM EST 2006
Oh, hi Stacey, Wendy, Meghan, Brenda & Debbie!
I'm not good at the online chats, I have a hard time w/ following the sequences and keeping up w/ the typing! Sorry... but I am trying!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:00:59 PM EST 2006
Aaargh! You opened the can of worms, Brenda! We are having discussion about 'labeling' kids with diabetes, and we aren't agreeing on whether to do it or not. Some of our staff feel very strongly both ways. I haven't decided yet. I DO know that the teens will have tyvek wristbands on Thurs and Fri. Natalie needs to be able to find them - particularly in the park - and she needs to know which ones have diabetes so the staff can get them to check and record their bg on our data sheet. With regard to ALL kids with type 1, we hope they will be wearing medical alert identification of some sort. The tweener and elementary group leaders will be making their recommendations to me about whether their kids will have the tyvek bracelets or something else (or nothing else). If you feel strongly either way, please email me privately. I'm interested in your input.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:02:26 PM EST 2006
I will be bringing thousands of the tyvek bracelets... in two colors. On Saturday in Sea World, the Tyvek bracelets will get us into the pavilion for the BBQ - so everyone will need one!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:02:51 PM EST 2006
Ugh Laura...

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:03:05 PM EST 2006
are tyvek bracelets the same as silicone ones?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:03:08 PM EST 2006
we could always get the temp diabetes tatoo's.. I've heard stories about that one..

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:03:20 PM EST 2006
I understand you're doing a grandparents session. Do you think people could bring expired glucagon kits to practice drawing up etc.?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:03:22 PM EST 2006
why not use the two different color bracelets one for D kids and one for non D kids...or is that labeling the kid?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:03:32 PM EST 2006
Well, it is 10:00 and officially the end of the chat. However, I'll stay online for a bit, and the chat room will stay open as well. For those of you who need to go, thanks for stopping by to chat with us!  Smile 

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 10:03:59 PM EST 2006
Laura,Thanks for keeping "Insurance " on the schedule for the future, I don't know how i missed it.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:04:16 PM EST 2006
ellen- i must have 4-5 expired ones here....

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:04:18 PM EST 2006
thanks Laura

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:04:26 PM EST 2006
About ID'ing the kids w/ diabetes, I liked the temp tattoos they had at one of the booths the 1st yr we came to disney. It could be a good "it's o.k to let others know you have diabetes" initiation at the conference. That's my 2 cents. Grin 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 10:04:59 PM EST 2006
Well, I can see both sides of the "labeling" issue. I think the stickers would be ok because it's to identify them in case of emergency, not like, "Euuwww, you have diabetes." I don't think anyone in our group feels that way. But, I don't make the decision. Smile 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:05:26 PM EST 2006
Wendy - That is what we're doing with the teens. The tweener and elementary group leaders aren't sure they want to do that. The teens go offsite, so we absolutely need to know which kids are 'ours' vs everyone else in the world. The tweeners and elementary kids stay on site, with their supervisors, in their designated session rooms. It's less of an issue of knowing who is in your group. If every child with diabetes wore a medical alert bracelet, it wouldn't be an issue. But since they don't, it is something we need to think about.

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 10:05:32 PM EST 2006
Good Idea Bernie, kids love the tattoos.

Registered User Jay   (63.42.68.129) Wed Jan 18 10:05:36 PM EST 2006
Good night Laura. I'm going to find more celebrities to write to.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:06:37 PM EST 2006
I'm against the labeling. I think the kids go to the conference and finally feel fully accepted etc. and to suddenly have to be labeled doesn't seem right. If any kid looks tired or out of sorts, we can simply ask if they are ok.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:06:39 PM EST 2006
G'night, Jay. Thanks for being here.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:06:43 PM EST 2006
as far as identifying our kids with D.. how about just printing out their nametag in a different color ink??

Registered User Debbie Mom of Donnie,15 dx @11  (66.214.104.162) Wed Jan 18 10:07:21 PM EST 2006
Night all....dinner is ready and the family is hungry.
Stay cool Cool 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:07:25 PM EST 2006
See? This is how our staff conversation goes, too. I see both sides.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:07:26 PM EST 2006
ellen, but its hard to identify with the younger kids.. and there are hundreds of them..

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:07:51 PM EST 2006
Zack says he doesn't mind Grin  says it's fun meeting other "members of the club"

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:07:55 PM EST 2006
the different color inks is a good idea also...understand the braclet issue also...ugh...between a rock and a hard place here..

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:08:00 PM EST 2006
I wish the elementary kids did not have to be 6. Lauren turns 6 August 7th.  Frown 

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:08:05 PM EST 2006
Laura, I took Trev to the Dr this pm. It's viral but she's put him on antibiotics for his chest congestion because of his bronchitis/pneumonia history. He had a temp of 103 after taking motrin so I was a bit concerned..

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:08:55 PM EST 2006
I feel that the kids with diabetes must have some sort of ID...in a group of 250 6-9 year olds, I feel it is imperative to be able to ID them fast, and not have to ask...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:09:19 PM EST 2006
Way too complicated (printing in a different color ink). I'm in charge of the name badges this year, and I just figured out how to get NAMES on the darned labels, never mind change the color ink...
The issue is, do we identify the kids or don't we? If we do, then it doesn't matter how... we can do wristbands or tattoos or purple headbands...

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:09:50 PM EST 2006
It's too bad they don't all wear D bracelets anyways

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 10:10:53 PM EST 2006
Lisa, I think Laura has to stick to her guns on the age thing. It gets even more interesting when a child who's 12, turning 13 in 2 weeks, wants to attend the "teen" dance. Then, there's another kid turning 13 in 4 weeks, etc. It's a no win situation. You can't please everyone, all the time.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:11:10 PM EST 2006
We are very strict about the ages. It's an insurance thing. Look at it this way... all of the '5 almost 6' year old kids will be together. None will be able to move up into the older group. So, they can enjoy each other's company - and they will have a blast in childcare. It is ALWAYS fun.

Registered User Pam T Mom of Michelle, dx'd at 3, pumping for 3 years  (71.240.57.176) Wed Jan 18 10:11:15 PM EST 2006
Time to go, Thanks for all the info!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:11:15 PM EST 2006
I think when dealing with a group of kids that big it is imperative to label the d kids somehow also....Meghan..just shear numbers..

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:11:42 PM EST 2006
I agree - if all kids with type 1 wore a bracelet, we wouldn't have to have this conversation. It would be easy.

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:12:14 PM EST 2006
I'm 48 but would be willing to be tossed into the 50+ group LOL 

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:12:16 PM EST 2006
Hey! You all know that diabetes will be cured next Wednesday... that will be 10 years for Chad, and we were told a cure by 10 years  Confused 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:12:29 PM EST 2006
Think 200+ kids in each age group... it is a large number.

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:12:44 PM EST 2006
Blah, blah, blah, I would rather pout and whine - besides Lauren is tiny and shy, so it's probably better --- and it's our first time coming!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:12:59 PM EST 2006
G'night, Pam.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 10:13:21 PM EST 2006
Even so, we'd have some kids who wear a bracelet that isn't that "Medical" in appearance and could be mistaken for a medical bracelet. Or, what if they wear a necklace? Jeff's not here; somebody's got to be Eyeeore!

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:13:51 PM EST 2006
I know, we can ask Jeff to do a poll about the ID'ing at our big conf. and see what the majority want. This is the UN speaking!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:13:59 PM EST 2006
Heather..i was told 10 years 20 years ago

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:14:03 PM EST 2006
Lisa - All of yours will be in childcare, right? That might make you feel more at ease. Less running around - less to keep track of. You only have to find your kids in one place at break and lunch time!

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:14:20 PM EST 2006
Just curious? What percent don't wear medical identification?

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:14:50 PM EST 2006
True! I guess there is no "right" answer that everone agrees with. I don't care, but Alex is so young it doesn't matter to him.

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:14:57 PM EST 2006
Chad doesn't but Alyssa does

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:15:13 PM EST 2006
Ellen...i always wore a necklace....now i just switched to a braclet...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:15:22 PM EST 2006
That's true, Brenda. And another argument for why we need to give the kids something that identifies them in the same way. We also were talking about asking our faculty and staff with type 1 to wear the tyvek bracelets - so the younger kids can identify them, see how cool they are, and have very visible role models. For kids who are shy about wearing an id, perhaps this would help.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:15:23 PM EST 2006
I think the purple headband is a great idea!!!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 10:15:52 PM EST 2006
Marissa doesn't always wear hers, but she is supposed to. I bought her two more bracelets in early Dec., some for here, some for her dorm apt.

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:15:52 PM EST 2006
Ellen, I think many more than you would imagin do not wear their ID on a regular basis. Specialy the boys.

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:16:17 PM EST 2006
Laura-Yes, you know I am just being a PITA! Lauren will be fine in childcare and probably happier because she will be bigger than someone. Ha ha! BTW, the registration finally got mailed today. Ariel got into my stamps and used them as stickers!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:16:24 PM EST 2006
Ellen, in the kids group in SD, about half of the kids with diabetes had no idea...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:17:18 PM EST 2006
Sam doesn't always wear his. Drives me nuts. I pick my battles. He has to wear it when he's out and about, and he has to wear it when driving. When he's playing hockey, I don't really care (Neal is the coach). He'll be fine wearing a tyvek bracelet at the conference. I like purple and bright green. What do you think?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 18, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.251) Wed Jan 18 10:17:45 PM EST 2006
Well, I'm signing off for now. I'm sure we'll bug Laura about this issue in the next chat! LOL  Goodnight all.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:17:52 PM EST 2006
I think the idea of having the adults wear the braclets is a good idea also..course can hear some complaints from the labeling issue there too...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:18:04 PM EST 2006
if it means that I have to wear 5 on each arm to get a child to wear one, I will

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:18:07 PM EST 2006
Chad will wear the silicone braclets, and they are way more durable and washable than any med id I've been able to find that he doesn't lose

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:18:10 PM EST 2006
Putting the bracelet on Alex was a pain, but now he is totally immune to it, but again he is young.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:18:14 PM EST 2006
Night Brenda!

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:18:32 PM EST 2006
cya Brenda

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:18:40 PM EST 2006
those colors work!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:18:51 PM EST 2006
i like purple.. not sure jesse would like it tho...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:19:00 PM EST 2006
When i was first diangnosed I went through so many medic alert necklaces from them falling apart..finally made our own chain that held together for a long time

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:19:16 PM EST 2006
We got the cheap one at Wal-Mart and cut some links out. Alex has been wearing it for months.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:19:37 PM EST 2006
Well, I guess the bottom line is it's not what the kids or parents 'want' per se, it's what is safe in this kind of a context. With 1,000 kids of all ages, it is just better to know who has type 1 and who doesn't. As I said, I'd like all the adults with type 1 to wear them, too. It would just make me feel better as the person ultimately responsible for everyone...

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:19:39 PM EST 2006
we bought Chad dogtags, and he left them in a hotel a week after he got them

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:20:00 PM EST 2006
Good night Brenda.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:20:23 PM EST 2006
goodnight everyone...
i'm going to take a nice long hot bath!!!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:20:33 PM EST 2006
'night, Brenda. Glad you could be here tonight.  Grin 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (72.255.80.152) Wed Jan 18 10:20:39 PM EST 2006
I need to get back to school stuff....good night!!

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:20:42 PM EST 2006
I agree, Laura! Safety first!  Razz 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:21:00 PM EST 2006
Laura..why not make a Rule..I agree it is a good idea...

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/05/01.... pumping 4/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Jan 18 10:21:10 PM EST 2006
I personally think its a decision that the faculty should make.. for safety reasons...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:21:12 PM EST 2006
Night Stacey

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:21:19 PM EST 2006
"night Meghan... keep studyin'!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:22:05 PM EST 2006
Night Meaghan

Registered User Heather mom blessed with two, Canada  (216.113.195.203) Wed Jan 18 10:23:28 PM EST 2006
g'night everyone, I have half an hour of peace & quiet before the kids come home

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:24:14 PM EST 2006
Night Heather..

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events, Sam's mom  (66.82.9.44) Wed Jan 18 10:24:26 PM EST 2006
Goodnight, Meghan! Let's tear lettuce together tomorrow!
I think I'll sign off now, too. I appreciate everyone's candid remarks. You guys are great. Please do send me your thoughts on whatever... aha... I see some of you already have.  Grin 

See you at next month's chat!  Smile 

Registered User Ellen (FL) Zack 18, dx'd 1989, pump  (64.12.117.13) Wed Jan 18 10:25:04 PM EST 2006
Thank you for your hard work Laura.

Registered User jnlmarte Mom of Alex, 3  (65.33.131.173) Wed Jan 18 10:25:08 PM EST 2006
Bye!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (71.1.59.222) Wed Jan 18 10:25:13 PM EST 2006
Night Laura

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:29:01 PM EST 2006
Safety first. Also, CWD is about helping all feel o.k about having diabetes and ID'ing could be initiated in a positive way like a little symbol of courage and a willingness to take their own condition seriously before they expect other to.

Registered User Bernie Trevor's Mum, 16, dx'd at 13  (70.160.204.201) Wed Jan 18 10:32:26 PM EST 2006
Good night all. Laura, thanks for moderating this chat. I'm going to go check on 'Punkie Boy' and keep fending off those blessed ketones! Talked to Natalie yesterday... it was a nice surprise. Love ya. XX

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