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Registered User Moderator   (server) Wed Feb 16 08:00:00 PM EST 2005
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life 2005 conference starts at 9pm Eastern.

Registered User CCsweetey   (216.222.242.140) Wed Feb 16 08:05:37 PM EST 2005
hello im here on time

Registered User CCsweetey   (216.222.242.140) Wed Feb 16 08:08:29 PM EST 2005
anyone here  Confused 

Registered User hi   (67.181.102.18) Wed Feb 16 08:29:54 PM EST 2005
hello?

Registered User hi   (67.181.102.18) Wed Feb 16 08:29:54 PM EST 2005

Registered User hi   (67.181.102.18) Wed Feb 16 08:30:14 PM EST 2005
hello???

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 08:35:25 PM EST 2005
hello?

Registered User Kristi5476 21 yrs old, Type 1 for 14 yrs  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:43:32 PM EST 2005
hello?

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:49:02 PM EST 2005
Hello

Registered User Moderator   (server) Wed Feb 16 08:50:00 PM EST 2005
Our chat about CWD's Friends for Life 2005 conference starts in 10 min in the 'Friends for Life' room.

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:50:17 PM EST 2005
where is everyone from?

Registered User Kristi5476 21 yrs old, Type 1 for 14 yrs  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:51:27 PM EST 2005
PA you?

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:51:50 PM EST 2005
FL

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 08:53:00 PM EST 2005
i am from ks us

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 08:53:56 PM EST 2005
i mean KS in the united states

Registered User Gina type 1  (24.191.4.179) Wed Feb 16 08:54:56 PM EST 2005
Hello everyone!

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 08:55:03 PM EST 2005
hi gina

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 08:55:37 PM EST 2005
Hi Gina

Registered User Gina type 1  (24.191.4.179) Wed Feb 16 08:55:49 PM EST 2005
hey haley how are you

Registered User Gina type 1  (24.191.4.179) Wed Feb 16 08:55:59 PM EST 2005
hi phyllis

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 08:56:10 PM EST 2005
doing good and u?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.82) Wed Feb 16 08:58:50 PM EST 2005
Good evening everyone! Welcome to the Friends for Life chat room, which is a special one-hour chat about this summer's CWD conference, held in Walt Disney World, July 6-9. If you are currently in this room to discuss other things, kindly move to one of the side chat rooms. Thank you! The chat will start in about 3 minutes.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 08:59:41 PM EST 2005
Hi Laura.

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:00:30 PM EST 2005
Hi Laura

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.82) Wed Feb 16 09:00:54 PM EST 2005
Hey Brenda! Just had a little scare here. Carolyn turned the light on in my office bathroom, and the electricity blew! Lucky Jeff had put in that backup battery system for the computer!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.82) Wed Feb 16 09:01:15 PM EST 2005
Hey Mary - How's the crew?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:01:21 PM EST 2005
Hi Everyone Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:02:19 PM EST 2005
Yikes. No electrical problems here, but the garbage disposal wasn't grinding last night. As I was moving out the stuff from under the sink, I found about 3-4 c. of water in various items. Plumber coming tomorrow.  Frown 

Registered User Mary Mom to Kara  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:02:23 PM EST 2005
Trying to wrap up the evening. Richie started Track & Field a few weeks ago and it's keeping him busy.

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 09:03:12 PM EST 2005
hi everyone! Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:03:23 PM EST 2005
My girls are on the phone with a "Friend for Life!" They wouldn't have met Sarah had it not been for the Conferences.

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:03:31 PM EST 2005
Hi everyone!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.82) Wed Feb 16 09:04:04 PM EST 2005
Hi Connie - Any update on the golf outing? Times? Course?

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 09:04:25 PM EST 2005
hi erin Smile 

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:04:59 PM EST 2005
Hi Haley

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:05:12 PM EST 2005
These friendships really are something, aren't they? It was fun seeing Sarah and Marissa together on the cruise last week (or - just a few days ago - have you stopped wobbling yet?).

Registered User yvette   (68.127.114.100) Wed Feb 16 09:05:13 PM EST 2005
anyone there

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 09:05:46 PM EST 2005
how r u erin?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:05:48 PM EST 2005
I have finally stopped wobbling and my stomach has readjusted to the Ohio water.  Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:06:04 PM EST 2005
hi everyone... Grin 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:06:16 PM EST 2005
Hey Erin - How's it going in FL? There is a young lady (21, in college) who wants to attend the conference this summer for the first time... would you be a buddy for her? Ok to share your email?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:06:24 PM EST 2005
how was the cruise???

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 09:06:39 PM EST 2005
hi stacey

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:07:00 PM EST 2005
Hi Laura - was hoping to have a few more participants! Any golfers or just want-to-putt-around folks out there? We'd like to hear from a few others who are interested before securing times -- the planned day is 7/5 Razz 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:07:07 PM EST 2005
Maybe it was just all the alcohol on the ship that killed all the germs... but, I digress.
Hi Stacey! Grin 

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:07:15 PM EST 2005
I'm finally getting over being beyond sick (I haven't felt well since November), and teaching kindergarten doesn't help with the sickness...

Registered User meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:07:25 PM EST 2005
Hello everyone!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:08:06 PM EST 2005
meghan- hows maine treating you ??? lol..... LOL 

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:08:07 PM EST 2005
This is our first time at the conference this year also.
Anyone to fill us in with what to expect? What all you guys do etc??

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:08:09 PM EST 2005
I would love to Laura, pass on my e-mail to anyone you would like

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:08:32 PM EST 2005
Stacey, it was interesting. I don't need another cruise, ever. Rough seas one night, teen out and about until I tracked her down at 3 a.m., sick teen at 3 a.m. (not the same night), etc.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:08:37 PM EST 2005
Connie, how soon before you need to reserve the tee times? I think a lot more people will be registering for the conference prior to the early registration cutoff, which is April 1. My fax machine is busy non-stop that last week of March. If you can hold off until then, perhaps more people will be sure of when they are coming and if they can participate. You're getting early morning tee times?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:08:46 PM EST 2005
One word Phyllis -- AWESOME!

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:08:52 PM EST 2005
Florida stinks right now...it was 80 degrees today..not fun for February...

Registered User meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:09:02 PM EST 2005
It is freaking cold and snowy and nasty here! I can't wait to go back to the beach in Cayman!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:09:29 PM EST 2005
Oh yeah, it was chilly on the cruise, too. One nice day. Frown 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:09:32 PM EST 2005
Well, we FROZE on the cruise. I wished I had my coat... Blush 

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:10:09 PM EST 2005
Hi Meghan....how are you doing? I would kill for some snow right now..

Registered User meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:10:10 PM EST 2005
Sounds like fun on the cruise!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:10:21 PM EST 2005
Lots of fun getting to know others at social gatherings and educational sessions.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:10:43 PM EST 2005
Phyllis - If you go back to last year's report (Brenda - can you please find the link) and read up on it, and look at the pictures, it will give you a pretty good idea of what we do. This year will be less sit-down sessions and more activities/sports for the kids. We just have a few minutes here and there of direct teaching, with the rest embedded in fun stuff.

Registered User meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:10:45 PM EST 2005
Crazy busy-ness, and dealing with some personal issues....but I am doing okay.

Registered User Pepper Mum of Abby, 12 d'xd @ 7, New Zealand  (210.86.47.99) Wed Feb 16 09:10:57 PM EST 2005
Hi all Smile 

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:10:58 PM EST 2005
Laura, you are correct -- golf in the AM to avoid the heat of the day.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:11:10 PM EST 2005
http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/activities/la2004/report.htm

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:11:23 PM EST 2005
We went to a taping of the D-life show, Jesse asked Gary Hall if he was coming this summer.... he said no.... Evil Grin  He was very boring on the show.... no personality...

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:11:59 PM EST 2005
we are looking forward to going. We are from Tampa, FL area so we enjoy Disney all the time, but we look forward to a little get away to meet others that deal with the same things we are still learning here.

Registered User trekkie mom of anna ,8, dx'd at 6  (67.140.154.91) Wed Feb 16 09:12:24 PM EST 2005
when and where will the D-life show air?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:12:39 PM EST 2005
Before I forget... Disney in conjunction with Mears Transportation will be offering free shuttle service between the airport and our hotel (any Disney hotel for that matter). It's a service they just started. I will find out the details, and will post them online. I believe they pick up your bags and have them delivered right to your hotel... but I'll get the scoop. And I'd be cautious about packing medical stuff in baggage and letting someone else be in charge of it (that's a reminder to pack your supplies in your carry-on).

Registered User Pam L mom of Sarah 12, dx 6/19/02  (24.6.154.206) Wed Feb 16 09:12:55 PM EST 2005
Hi everyone. Ben just booked our rooms and is now sending in our registration! Yeah!!!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:13:05 PM EST 2005
Trekkie - This is a chat about the summer conference... please take other topics to side chat rooms. Thanks!

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:13:15 PM EST 2005
Hi all...finally got here although i still have one up still eating

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 7, dx'd at 2, celiac  (69.140.50.83) Wed Feb 16 09:13:20 PM EST 2005
Hi all, this will be our first conference. We are very excited. Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:13:26 PM EST 2005
I think its going to air in March on CNBC...We also saw Miss America- Nicole Baker Johnson??(is that her name??) She was great with the kids , so much personality, very bubbly..

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:13:54 PM EST 2005
Sorry - didn't mean to be curt there... just trying to head off side conversations.  Smile  We are working on some very special speakers for the Banquet and conference - you'll like them.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:14:26 PM EST 2005
Hey Julia - When are you going to send a note about the photos? (care to do so now?)

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:14:33 PM EST 2005
We are new to the summer conference this year. Haven't actually committed yet but....almost there. Smile 

Registered User Haley 19 pumper-minimed 712  (69.76.165.18) Wed Feb 16 09:14:53 PM EST 2005
i better go-
see u all later!
bye!

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:14:54 PM EST 2005
glad to see all you cruisers are home safe and sound

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:15:21 PM EST 2005
Hi Pam - Yay! I'm so glad your crew will be joining us again this year. We are going to have a BIG teen group - probably 150-200 or so...

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:15:23 PM EST 2005
Hi Mary Catherine, where are you from?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:15:43 PM EST 2005
In the young adults session, is that open forum as in previous years, or is it on scripted topics?

Registered User Laura J mom to Stephanie  (4.245.63.186) Wed Feb 16 09:15:56 PM EST 2005
Hello everyone,
Are the kids allowed at the sit-down sessions?

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:15:57 PM EST 2005
Laura i am hoping to find a minute tomorrow to do that. I know i am behind on everything...been busy with the EFCWD foundation

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:15:58 PM EST 2005
Julia- are you going to bring all the old posters again this year? Its so cool to see how the kids have grown...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:15:58 PM EST 2005
Grace, do you have any specific questions that we could answer? You have lots of 'experience' online right now with the 20 or so people on the chat!

Registered User Pam L mom of Sarah 12, dx 6/19/02  (24.6.154.206) Wed Feb 16 09:16:18 PM EST 2005
Keith is debating about Israel. He is torn about missing the conference and also missing out on crew training. He had Ben reserve 2 rooms.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:16:26 PM EST 2005
 Razz 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:16:34 PM EST 2005
Ah, yes. The ECWDF. You want to say a word about that? Or shall I?

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:16:49 PM EST 2005
Hey Grace, we are new to the conference to, and we are also newly dx'd last August. My daughter is also 10, I hope you decide to go, it would be good for Sierra to meet others going through the same thing she does.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:17:24 PM EST 2005
Stacey...all the posters will be there. They came home with me and we plan to have them all up

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:17:44 PM EST 2005
Laura J - Are you asking if the kids are allowed at the adult sessions? Yes, and there are many interesting topics they might be interested in. However, we do not have staff watching over kids in those sessions. Our designated elementary, tweener, and teen staff will be in the areas where we have those age-specific activities. Make sense?

Registered User Pam L mom of Sarah 12, dx 6/19/02  (24.6.154.206) Wed Feb 16 09:17:47 PM EST 2005
Sarah is counting the days. She told me she needs a conference fix!

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:18:20 PM EST 2005
We are so new to all of this that we still feel overwhelmed but Sierra is VERY excited to meet other kids that can relate.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:18:25 PM EST 2005
Laura why don't you explain and i will answer any questions

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:18:54 PM EST 2005
Meghan - The young adults session(s) are not scripted. The topics are up to you. You have quite a group this year. I think the young adults are the largest-growing sector of attendees at the conference... followed by the grandmas.  Smile 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:19:03 PM EST 2005
Grace, where do you live? Has Sierra met any other kids who have diabetes?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:19:11 PM EST 2005
What is th ECWDF?

Registered User Pam L mom of Sarah 12, dx 6/19/02  (24.6.154.206) Wed Feb 16 09:19:58 PM EST 2005
I hope you are able to come Grace. There is such a great feel of community and support at the conferences. The kids as well as the adults have such a great time together. Particularly your daughter's age group.

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 7, dx'd at 2, celiac  (69.140.50.83) Wed Feb 16 09:20:01 PM EST 2005
Hi Connie, we live in MD just outside DC. Amelia has asked if there will be other kids with Celiac disease there. Anyone want to hazzard a guess how many?

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:20:10 PM EST 2005
do they offer "learning sessions" for the kids in their age group??
Speaking of grandmas, my daughter's grandmother who is also Type 1 is coming along for the trip also.
Maybe she may learn something new, she was dx'd over 45 years ago.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:21:01 PM EST 2005
Hi Meghan...sorry i couldn't talk lately...ECWDF is a newly formed foundation that will give scholarships for families to attend the confrence in Orlando this summer

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:21:04 PM EST 2005
One of the things we are doing this year is a buddy system for first-timer families. You'll notice on the registration form that there is a box on the top to check if you are a first-timer. I will see that and a lightbulb will go off (hopefully it won't explode). I will send your name and email address to Bernadette Tull (Bernie), who is matching up new families with old-timer families (those who have been to one or more summer conferences). This family then serves as a buddy to you - so you have someone to ask questions, etc. On Weds, 7/6, the first-timers and their buddy families will have a reception with Jeff Hitchcock and me - we'll have some goodies to eat and drink, and Jeff and I will walk you through how the conference works.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:21:06 PM EST 2005
There certainly will be others who have celiac. Laura will have special foods for those with celiac, I assume.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:21:22 PM EST 2005
Mary Catherine, we are from the No. VA side of DC. Perhaps Brooke and Amelia could meet before the conference?

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:21:36 PM EST 2005
We are in beautiful (& cold at the moment) Colorado. There are 3 other boys at her school that have diabetes. She would like to meet some girls.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:22:08 PM EST 2005
Phyllis...45yrs...how is she...any problems?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:22:43 PM EST 2005
Hi Eveyrone

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:22:53 PM EST 2005
The 'learning' piece occurs within the context of the activity. For example, the tweeners might play a jeopardy game for a half hour - and many of the questions would be diabetes related. For the teen group, the learning is 'as we go.' Which is pretty much how teens operate. They have activities arranged all day, every day. They are expected to take care of their diabetes (and we make sure they do). If someone is having a diabetes challenge, the activity stops, and the group helps the person. There's no room in this group for not taking care of yourself. Teen peer pressure is a wonderful thing.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:22:54 PM EST 2005
Grace, in what part of Colorado? Our conference volunteer chairperson lives near Denver and has a 10 yr. old daughter with diabetes!

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:23:44 PM EST 2005
We're in the Denver area.

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:23:50 PM EST 2005
Julia, overall she is doing good, but sorry to say she has experienced heart problems, she has already had a quad-bypass surgery about 4 years ago.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:23:59 PM EST 2005
Last year, we had two dozen conference participants with celiac. I imagine there will be more this year, since we are expecting a larger crowd. We will have special gluten-free foods for those who need them. CWD's dietitian Mike Schurig coordinates this.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:24:47 PM EST 2005
Drop me an e-mail (brenda@castleweb.com) and I will forward your name and e-mail to Lauren. Maybe you can get your girls together.

Registered User Laura J mom to Stephanie  (4.245.63.186) Wed Feb 16 09:24:50 PM EST 2005
I'm not sure what to expect, but I hate the thought of taking Steph there and then leaving her with the free childcare and her maybe not have any fun. She's 5.

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 7, dx'd at 2, celiac  (69.140.50.83) Wed Feb 16 09:25:09 PM EST 2005
Connie, we would love to get together, or at least share some cyber time. Cool 

Registered User Pam L mom of Sarah 12, dx 6/19/02  (24.6.154.206) Wed Feb 16 09:25:31 PM EST 2005
TIme to say goodbye. Sarah needs to be picked up from jazz band.
Stay well.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:25:53 PM EST 2005
The ECWDF is a newly-organized foundation with the mission of supporting educational opportunities for kids with diabetes. Some of the proceeds from those red bracelets we've been selling (the ones that say Insulin Is Not A Cure) have been going to the ECWDF... enough to fund 5 family scholarships for this summer's conference. Julia is on the Board of ECWDF and should have more information shortly about when guidelines and the application will be available.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:26:01 PM EST 2005
Laura J...i promise you Steph will have a ball...they keep them so busy with activities the time will fly

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:26:09 PM EST 2005
Laura, I would sign her up for the child care. I think you can take her out of it if she is miserable. I don't think you can put her in it if you have not signed up in advance.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:26:59 PM EST 2005
We hope to have it up and running by the end of the month and the deadline will be the end of Mar. Final touches are happening as we type

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:27:23 PM EST 2005
Laura J..if the childcare is run by disney..my nieces had a ball in the neverland club or whatever it was we sent them to for a little wil...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:27:39 PM EST 2005
Childcare is fabulous... It is DISNEY childcare, and they do everything well. Brenda is correct. You cannot sign up for childcare at the last minute, and we only have about 100 spots available for pre-registration. It is full-day only; we get a 90 minute break for lunch, and you pick up your child during that time.

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:28:27 PM EST 2005
Mary Catherine, please email me when you get a few minutes -- connieva@cwdmail.com -- bringing any golfers to FL with you? Lee (my hubby) is working on putting together a golf per-conference golf event on 7/5.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:28:50 PM EST 2005
Sorry....I'm back...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:29:31 PM EST 2005
Do you recommend we rent a car in Orlando?

Registered User Laura J mom to Stephanie  (4.245.63.186) Wed Feb 16 09:30:26 PM EST 2005
Sounds like fun Smile 

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:30:58 PM EST 2005
Meghan how long are you staying in town for?

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:31:04 PM EST 2005
Meghan...i don't think you will need a car save your money...once you get to the hotel there are buses for everywhere...and someone always has a car and makes runs if you need anything

Registered User Mary Catherine Amelia's Mom, 7, dx'd at 2, celiac  (69.140.50.83) Wed Feb 16 09:31:34 PM EST 2005
Connie, sorry, no golfers here. It's just me and Amelia. I will drop you and email tomorrow.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:31:35 PM EST 2005
I honestly don't see a need for a car unless there are other 'Orlando things' you want to see and do. If you are just going to stay on Disney property, the internal transportation system (bus) is good. That's what I use when I travel with my family.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:31:53 PM EST 2005
In town? When?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:32:22 PM EST 2005
yep the disney transportation system is great

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 09:32:56 PM EST 2005
sorry..i'm working on like 5 things right now...how long are you going to be in orlando for? sorry....

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:33:41 PM EST 2005
i did the Mears thing 2 years ago, and it was good. very propmt in pickin gyou up from the hotel to get to the airport....

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:33:54 PM EST 2005
i think 5 days.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:33:54 PM EST 2005
All of our rooms will have refrigerators. It's a good idea to hook up with someone who has a vehicle the first day you're there... make a grocery run... buy some soda, snacks, etc. They are EXPENSIVE in the convenience stores at Disney. We'll provide most of your meals on Thurs and Fri, but you'll want some other food items, I'm sure.

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:34:52 PM EST 2005
what meals are provided for on Thurs and Fri??

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:35:46 PM EST 2005
do you supply the snacks for everyone throught the day on Thursday and Friday also??

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:36:20 PM EST 2005
what is on the menu for Thursday for the banquet...?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:36:30 PM EST 2005
'What is provided' is on the registration form (lots more than meals). On Thursday, we have a buffet breakfast, snack break mid-morning, buffet lunch, snack break mid-afternoon. The Banquet is that night, and you have to pay extra for that. On Friday, breakfast, snack breaks, and lunch are included. We also have a big reception Weds evening in the exhibit hall. Lots of food.

Registered User Ellen mom of Anna age 8 dx'd 6  (67.140.154.91) Wed Feb 16 09:36:38 PM EST 2005
We are staying off site due to financial reasons do you have any advice on how to stay connected with others?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:36:45 PM EST 2005
Yes on the snack breaks. And they are substantial.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:37:12 PM EST 2005
Meghan, I don't Laura has finalized any menus. She's been busy with other things--the cruise, regional conf. in Colo. Springs in May, etc.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:37:19 PM EST 2005
I haven't done the menus yet, Meghan. Got a request?  Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:38:05 PM EST 2005
Ellen..not sure how much it is costing you off site..but i can tell you..the All Star hotels which are the cheapest disney hotels are actually right near the Coronado..if you can get a room there...

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:38:08 PM EST 2005
Laura, all the food items are labeled with the carb amount, correct?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:38:31 PM EST 2005
Hi Ellen - I'd just suggest that you spend as much time as possible ON site. Go back to your hotel to sleep, but otherwise, hang with us. Come early. Bring a change of clothes and a swimsuit. Go home when you're exhausted at midnight. Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:38:47 PM EST 2005
Laura- make sure there's chocolate on the menu...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:39:16 PM EST 2005
Anything but fish-fingers....chicken fingers are good...kosher hot dogs?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:39:21 PM EST 2005
Yes, every food item we serve will have a card by it that says the portion size and carb count. Also, every food item that is gluten free will have the gluten-free symbol (and we'll have the gluten-free starches on a separate table, with an armed guard)!

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:39:45 PM EST 2005
any special dress for the banquet? we don't want to be over or underdressed?

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:39:46 PM EST 2005
since when r u kosher???

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:40:01 PM EST 2005
Meghan, we'll get you plated kosher hot dogs... and chocolate for Stacey. (and me)

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:40:07 PM EST 2005
 LOL 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:40:27 PM EST 2005
can I have chocolate with my hot dog?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:40:30 PM EST 2005
Stacey, all I pictured were the mounds of candy bars at the Disney conference! Yummy! LOL 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:40:33 PM EST 2005
Dress is very casual. The teens dress up a little for their dance and/or the banquet, but it is not necessary.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:40:43 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Connie

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:41:06 PM EST 2005
not on it, of course!

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:41:49 PM EST 2005
Jesse loved the mickey mouse waffles in the restaurant. He made friends with the server lady and she kept giving him free ones...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:41:53 PM EST 2005
I saw a flowing fountain of chocolate on the Food Network once. That looked quite yummy. You just dip your strawberries or whatever in it. Has to be somewhat healthy. LOL 

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:42:14 PM EST 2005
Brenda, have you received any additional quilts since the last chat?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:42:45 PM EST 2005
I think we have gotten about 4.

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:42:46 PM EST 2005
Are any of you bringing siblings. My 14 year old son is not sure if he will feel out of place.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:42:50 PM EST 2005
Ah... dress code is a great question!
Everything is casual. During the day, it's fine to be in shorts, tank tops, conference tees, sundresses, whatever toots your horn. The banquet is just a touch dressier, but not dressy by any means. I'll probably wear a sundress or nice pants/top. The Teen Dance that evening is a fancier affair - the girls want to get dressed up. You know what that means.
 Wink  Nice pants for the young men (no jeans)... skirt, dress, etc. for the young ladies.
On Friday, everything is casual. Friday evening, Sports Central will be open for volleyball and basketball (for teens and adults). The tweeners will have their own social event. The teens will have a dj and some music for dancing. There will be snacks everywhere.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:43:09 PM EST 2005
is Billet still here

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:44:12 PM EST 2005
can i still mail an prder to you for the bracelets

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 09:45:02 PM EST 2005
Grace, my son Brett who will be turning 13 will be attending. He has had a blast in the past; however, his friend Jason came with us to the DC conference and I think was the only non-D who need medical assistance! LOL 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:45:11 PM EST 2005
Yes on the bracelets.
We'll also have them for sale at the conference (since it's an IDYA project, the IDYAs will be selling them at their table).

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:45:24 PM EST 2005
Laura- Jesse has a question. He saw that the tweeners are having an ice cream bar, and wants to know if the teens will have one at their dance too???

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:46:34 PM EST 2005
Connie, I'll bring my sewing needle this time, just in case...
The question about siblings... if you figure that 1800 people will participate in the conference and half of them are children, then half of that group is siblings... there will be about 450 brothers and sisters without diabetes there. Rough guess. That number will include my daughter, Carolyn, who is 17.

Registered User Grace Mom of Sierra, 10, dx'd in December  (67.176.88.154) Wed Feb 16 09:46:40 PM EST 2005
Connie, that sounds like something that would happen to us! Blush 

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:46:41 PM EST 2005
Laura did you tell me we would be selling bracelets at registration too

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:46:52 PM EST 2005
are you talking about the conference in orlando

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:46:53 PM EST 2005
Yes to Jesse. Grin 

Registered User Trish mom to Megan, 8, dx'd at 5  (69.157.44.159) Wed Feb 16 09:47:13 PM EST 2005
Can you explain how the trip to the water park works for the teens, and is it okay for non-d siblings also?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:47:46 PM EST 2005
We'll work it out, Julia (where we sell the bracelets). On Weds and Thurs, I'd like your registration crew to concentrate on getting people's packets out to them, and getting people the correct t-shirts (assuming I don't mess up on sizes again).

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:48:24 PM EST 2005
Laura- can you see his smile? you made him very happy....

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:48:31 PM EST 2005
Erin, are you going to the conference in Orlando?

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:49:02 PM EST 2005
Ok Laura...that is the main concern there.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:49:09 PM EST 2005
Courtney would love to go and we would love to go as a family,but we are on state assistance and get medicaid and cant afford it

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:49:42 PM EST 2005
ugh Erin

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:50:00 PM EST 2005
if they had schlorships and other programs to help We would love to go

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:51:13 PM EST 2005
The teen group will be going to Typhoon Lagoon on Friday. On Thursday, they will participate in a Scavenger Hunt (i.e., an excellent learning activity) through the exhibit hall. Those who complete the Hunt will turn in their card on Friday morning and get a ticket to Typhoon Lagoon. That's their prize (younger kids get something different). If they choose not to do the Scavenger Hunt with the other teens, they will need to purchase their ticket to Typhoon Lagoon. We'll have 1 staff person or volunteer per every 10 teens, and we're expecting the group to be about 150-200. Mears buses will take us over to Typhoon Lagoon. The kids will have lunch vouchers. We'll have a designated area for seating, and a staff person will watch over everyone's 'stuff' at all times. Siblings and parents are certainly welcome to come, but you have to pay for their tickets and you are responsible for them. We are only supervising the teen group. This is 'their' day at the water park.

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:51:25 PM EST 2005
someone had brought up that they are starting a program for five families this year, maybe they can speak up and give you the information so you can look into it.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:51:28 PM EST 2005
Erin that is what the newly formed ECWDF is...keep your eyes open for the announcement on the CWD web site soon...really any day now

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:53:00 PM EST 2005
what are you guys doing for the younger ones, for their scavenger hunt??

Registered User Erin Courtney,9,dx'd age 7 pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:53:40 PM EST 2005
phyllis are you going?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:53:53 PM EST 2005
 Grin 

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:54:22 PM EST 2005
yes we are going.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:55:16 PM EST 2005
Likely a gift certificate to the Disney store on hotel property. Just a little something for them. The scavenger hunt in itself is going to be a lot of fun for the kids. We've never done this before... in the past, the kids have always gone to the booths just to 'get stuff' - this year, they will go to the booths to learn something (age appropriate) - and they'll still get stuff. Come with an extra suitcase.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 09:55:44 PM EST 2005
Laura,
Have you heard anything about transportation supplied by Disney? I read something about it on their website. It's something special for their anniversary.

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 09:56:04 PM EST 2005
Laura do you have enough volunteers for the water park??

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 09:56:29 PM EST 2005
i saw a tv ad just recently Michelle

Registered User Trish mom to Megan, 8, dx'd at 5  (69.157.44.159) Wed Feb 16 09:57:11 PM EST 2005
Will there be other teen/tween activities on the Friday, as we will want to stay at the conference and are trying to coax our non-d daughters to come this time also (we had a great time in Orlando 2003).

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:57:20 PM EST 2005
Hey, Michelle - Yes, we talked about that earlier. I'll be visiting Disney in April and will sort through the process... and will post it online.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 09:57:27 PM EST 2005
Never come to the CWD confrence without an extra suitcase...or you will have to pay alot of postage to get things home

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 09:58:20 PM EST 2005
don't you hate it when you are already to ask a question and then you start typing and you forget what you were going to type?

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:58:34 PM EST 2005
phyllis just looked and didnt see anything if any one sees anything about help for the conference..We would love to go and can email me at mcjeb4@peoplepc.com

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 09:59:18 PM EST 2005
yes, I will e-mail you, Erin.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 09:59:24 PM EST 2005
The schedules for the different age groups are posted on the conference website. I can't detail everything here - there is too much. Please check it out. For those teens who do not wish to participate on Friday, they can either stay and help with the elementary or tweener sessions, or they can participate in any of the adult sessions. We are hoping that all the teens will want to go to Tyhpoon Lagoon. The sessions are for ALL kids - not just those with diabetes!!!

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 09:59:31 PM EST 2005
Sorry, I came in late. I just got back from the mall. Our exchange student needed to get something embroidered on her bag for cheerleading. Boy is she bummed that she's going home before July.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 09:59:33 PM EST 2005
Erin, check the home page within the next few weeks. I think something will be posted about ECWDF by then.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:00:13 PM EST 2005
pack a duffle in your stuff....it is compressible, and you can still get stuff home....it worked last year....the year before....not so much...i didn't believe the "leave room in your suitcase"

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:00:30 PM EST 2005
Erin we are still in the process of getting it started. The foundation is called EFCWD. The form is being finalized now and we hope to have it online by the end of the month. Jeff will put an announcement on the site.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:00:43 PM EST 2005
good advice meghan..i will have to do that..

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:00:53 PM EST 2005
ooops, I got the letters mixed up. Sorry, Julia.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:02:23 PM EST 2005
Well, I should probably wrap up the formal part of the chat. The room will stay open for another half hour or so for anyone who wants to continue to talk. I'll be here for a bit more. Thanks, everyone, for chatting tonight! Looking forward to seeing you all in July. If you have a specific question for me, my email is laura.billetdeaux@childrenwithdiabetes.com

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:02:37 PM EST 2005
Watch out Orlando! Here we come!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:02:57 PM EST 2005
LB, is it too late to call?

Registered User Connie(VA) Mom of Brooke, 6, dx'd 8/02  (68.100.106.182) Wed Feb 16 10:03:00 PM EST 2005
Thanks, Laura -- Good Night, All Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:03:01 PM EST 2005
Now that its close to closing time, I'll ask my question....
Are we gonna have purple shirts agin this year???
I love purple!!!

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:03:06 PM EST 2005
See you all next time.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:03:36 PM EST 2005
dumb question...is the pool lifeguarded? or do we have to do that?

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:03:44 PM EST 2005
Gee, Meghan, could you please be a little more enthusiastic? Razz 

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:03:50 PM EST 2005
We were looking at the website and the hotel looks really nice. Jake says that he's spending all his time in the pool. Razz 

Registered User Ellen mom of Anna age 8 dx'd 6  (67.140.154.91) Wed Feb 16 10:03:54 PM EST 2005
When will the map of attendees be updated?

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:03:57 PM EST 2005
Meghan, the big pool has a lifeguard.

Registered User phyllis Mom to Kayla, 10, dx'd 9  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:04:10 PM EST 2005
good night all...I will e-mail you Erin, maybe we can become e-mail buddies!!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:04:13 PM EST 2005
I think the pools are lifequarded Meghan..from what i remember..at the other hotels...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:04:27 PM EST 2005
Neon lime green shirts.
Caribbean blue for volunteers.
Assuming I can order those colors from Chris.
Purple for Stacey only. Grin 

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:04:33 PM EST 2005
Brenda i am not sure of the letters...BUT i think they are now EFCWD...i like ECWDF better though

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:04:57 PM EST 2005
He also said he wished we were going today. Me, too. I'm tired of winter.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:05:09 PM EST 2005
The map is updated. Jeff added states yesterday.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:05:33 PM EST 2005
Why wouldn't the F be on the end for Foundation?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:05:39 PM EST 2005
Lime green, the hubby will be thrilled.

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:05:39 PM EST 2005
OOOOhhh i love the colors...

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:05:41 PM EST 2005
Where's the map? I can't find it. Blush 

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:06:15 PM EST 2005
Never mind, I see where it is! DUH.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:06:15 PM EST 2005
More enthusiastic? it seeps from my pores...do you really want more? You may need help restraining me....

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:06:25 PM EST 2005
anyone want to talk that is 12 or 13

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:06:26 PM EST 2005
Michelle- 2 years ago in Fla. we bought tickets to MGM, and all the other tourist stuff. It was soooo hot. All Jesse wanted was to hang at the pool... This year thats what we're gonna do, and save lots of $$$

Registered User Julia a2angelmom...mom to Ethan 7 dx @ 10 mo  (205.188.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:06:35 PM EST 2005
Well i thought the same thing about the F...but i am pretty sure Jeff said EFCWD...i will check with him again.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:06:39 PM EST 2005
The big pool is lifeguarded in a BIG way. They have visual of every inch of the pool every second the pool is open. I talked to them about this in great detail last time we were there; I watched them close down one night and hold a training session about something or other, and then I asked them some diabetes-specific questions. I was impressed.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:06:47 PM EST 2005
Thank you so much for the help ..I will look for that online. I hope I get picked we have never been any where as a family

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.88) Wed Feb 16 10:07:12 PM EST 2005
The map is under Who Should Attend This Conference? on the conference main page.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:08:05 PM EST 2005
Laura..Disney actually has Paramedics or EMT's in plain clothes through out the park along with the Disney firecompany....my sister in law knows a guy who interviewed for a job there...as a firefighter

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:08:08 PM EST 2005
The only problem with the big pool is that its sooo big and hard to find your kids in it. But the slide was great !!!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:08:10 PM EST 2005
Yvette - why don't you try one of the side chat rooms? This one is for discussion of this summer's CWD conference in Disney (mostly parents online right now).

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:08:12 PM EST 2005
how full is the hotel block?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:08:41 PM EST 2005
i like the slide!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:08:46 PM EST 2005
Yes, Disney is amazing with regard to safety. That's one of the reasons we go there year after year.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:08:47 PM EST 2005
Conf. page says 77%.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:09:03 PM EST 2005
I am still a kid at heart! I never really did grow up!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:09:37 PM EST 2005
neither did I meghan...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:09:40 PM EST 2005
The hotel room block sold out at the end of January. I've added 100 more rooms to each night. Those are about a quarter gone right now. If you haven't made reservations yet, you should do so asap.

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:09:43 PM EST 2005
And, if the block fills up, Laura has volunteered to stay awake 24/7 so her bed is available. She just needs to use a shower occasionally. Grin 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:09:45 PM EST 2005
Are we going to have our volunteer get together on tues nite? at the big pool? or one of the smaller ones??

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:09:45 PM EST 2005
ohok

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:10:14 PM EST 2005
We're coming a day early and are getting a two day park hopper ticket. I'm hoping to spend one day at one of the water parks. Blizzard Beach looks great. Also, I've never been to Disney World.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:11:01 PM EST 2005
I have mastered the art of sleeping standing up....could help! We could always have the conferences in shifts....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:11:26 PM EST 2005
Blizzard Beach and Typhoon lagoon are both fun Michelle..

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:11:31 PM EST 2005
Honest to goodness. I had a wonderful suite there in 2003 - more space than my house - but the shower didn't work. Oh well, who needs a shower...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:11:42 PM EST 2005
i don't sleep much at all...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:11:54 PM EST 2005
 Razz 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:12:25 PM EST 2005
There will be NO 'au naturale' at this conference...

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:12:31 PM EST 2005
Which would be better? My kids are (or will be) 11 and 8.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:12:50 PM EST 2005
The volunteer recognition evening will be Tuesday, and it will NOT be at the pool (i.e., we don't want to feed all the hotel guests). We'll have a reserved patio area, assuming the weather cooperates, from about 7-9 on Tuesday night. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Then we can all retire to the pool.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:12:53 PM EST 2005
pleasae again if anyone sees it before me let me know or email me ..we would love to go . i think Courtney would love to meet other kids with D at least her age

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:13:16 PM EST 2005
as in my student handbook (I am not kidding about this) "Impeccible hygiene is an absolute must!"

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:13:29 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Meghan

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:13:44 PM EST 2005
I like Blizzard Beach better. The slides are a little tamer. I learned the meaning of permanent wedgie on the big slide at Typhoon Lagoon. never again... Eek 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:14:17 PM EST 2005
Erin, where do you live?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:14:31 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Laura..my nephew and i said they should have a little screen so you can pick it in private..

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:14:36 PM EST 2005
anyone have kids who could talk that r 12 or 13

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:14:59 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Razz  LB LOL  Razz 

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:15:03 PM EST 2005
Meghan - That's why YOU, my dear, are part of the elementary age staff. We expect that they will all come back to us at the end of the day with 'impeccable hygiene!'

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:15:13 PM EST 2005
We went to the mellower water park. I floated in the lagoon for 1.5 hrs, then found a nice shady spot while scott and jesse ran around...

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:15:24 PM EST 2005
I live in Niles Michigan.. We are 15 miles North of South Bend Indiana

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:16:25 PM EST 2005
Jake would love the wilder rides/slides. Cameron is not so adventurous.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:16:30 PM EST 2005
A fellow Michigander! I'm in Manchester, SW of Ann Arbor.

Registered User renee mom of dillon 13  (68.81.233.178) Wed Feb 16 10:16:35 PM EST 2005
hello

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:16:54 PM EST 2005
I'll try...I do insist on handwashing, mouthwash, face washing and the behind the ears thing....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:17:11 PM EST 2005
Hi Renee

Registered User Brenda H. mom of Marissa, 17, dx'd 9/89  (216.68.227.252) Wed Feb 16 10:17:22 PM EST 2005
Well, I'm signing off for now. Have to get a child in bed. BYE

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:17:58 PM EST 2005
Night Brenda

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:18:06 PM EST 2005
G'night Brenda.  Smile 

Registered User Stacey mom to Jesse dx.12/01.... pumping 4/23/03  (152.163.100.134) Wed Feb 16 10:18:12 PM EST 2005
goonight all. gotta get Jesse to bed....

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:18:13 PM EST 2005
Yes my dad gave me a piece of paper yesterday with your name on it for the bracelets.. you called me on the phone about 3 weeks ago and I asked you about the conference and if we had to pay for everything .. do you remember talking to me

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:18:13 PM EST 2005
Thanks y'all, for a great chat! I have a lot to deal with right now, and you made me smile and giggle!

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:18:26 PM EST 2005
It's early! Local time is only 6:20.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:18:30 PM EST 2005
night brenda!

Registered User renee mom of dillon 13  (68.81.233.178) Wed Feb 16 10:18:44 PM EST 2005
laura, will there be many teens going to disney,?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:18:54 PM EST 2005
night Stacey!

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:19:00 PM EST 2005
Meghan if you like handwashing you would love my class...we are a handwashing-loving bunch...we wash our hands about 15 times a day..yet i have still been sick since november...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:19:31 PM EST 2005
ugh Erin

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:19:53 PM EST 2005
do yo umake them sing the twinkle twinkle song while they wash? that is how you know they have washed long enough.

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:20:01 PM EST 2005
hello anyone have kids who could talk because
no one else is on today

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:20:02 PM EST 2005
Hi Erin - Yes, I remember talking to you. I probably talk to a couple hundred people a day, either by phone or by email. Between the bracelets and the two upcoming conferences (oh, and the cruise last week), it has been a very busy time.

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:20:40 PM EST 2005
Hi Renee - Best guess on teens is 150-200.

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:21:16 PM EST 2005
no meghan...my kids love timers so we have a timer at our sink...30 seconds...it is like a game to them...

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:21:25 PM EST 2005
Hi Yvette - My kids headed to bed already.

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:22:22 PM EST 2005
oh ok anyone else

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:22:37 PM EST 2005
Hi I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD HAVE HAD DIABETES SINCE I WAS A MONTH FROM TURNING FOUR YEARS OLD .MY DAD CAME DOWN WITH DIABETES TWO YEARS PRIOR AND TWO YEARS AFTER I CAME DOWN WITH THE DIABETES MY LITTLE SISTER CAME DOWN WITH DIABETES WHICH SHE WAS A MONTH FROM BEING TWO YEARS OLD AND NOW JUST FIVE DAYS AGO MY BROTHER OF A TWIN GIRL CAME DOWN WITH DIABETES WHICH NOW LEAVES THE TWIN GIRL AND MY LITTLE TWO OLD BROTHER WHICH THEY SAY LOOKS LIKE THERE PERCENT OF GETTING IT IS HIGH THE TWO YEAR OLD HAS ALREADY HAS HAD THREE SUGARS OVER THE NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR PLEASE IS THERE ANY HELP OUT THERE FOR MY FAMILY THIS IS NOT GOOD FOR MY MOM TO HAVE ON HER SHOULDERS MY PARENTS ARE IN THERE TWENTYS WHICH THEY HAVE FIVE CHILDREN AND MY FATHER AND THREE OF THERE KIDS HAVE THIS DIABETES NAND HAVE ALL GOTTEN IT IN JUST THE LAST SIX YEARS.PLEASE HELP .NAT NAT AOL.COM OR sh66604aol.com

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:22:46 PM EST 2005
even with all of that right now i have 6 kids out with illness ranging from strep throat, bronchitis, scarlet fever and the flu...it is quite lovely..i have a lung infection, bronchitis and a sinus infection...

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:22:51 PM EST 2005
Sorry, Yvette. My son is only 11 and he doesn't care for girls yet. Right now he's playing x box.

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:22:54 PM EST 2005
at least they can play in the water!

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:23:11 PM EST 2005
hi nat nat

Registered User renee mom of dillon 13  (68.81.233.178) Wed Feb 16 10:23:17 PM EST 2005
that sounds great , laura, i am waiting to see if my husband can take time off to go, i know time is running out

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:23:30 PM EST 2005
ut oh Erin sounds like nasty stuff..

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:24:14 PM EST 2005
Erin, keep your germs in Florida!

Registered User Billetdeaux CWD Events  (66.82.9.69) Wed Feb 16 10:24:36 PM EST 2005
Well, I'm heading to bed - it's my night to check on Sam at 1:00 a.m., and that alarm rings waaaay too soon! G'night!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:24:48 PM EST 2005
i had the flu 2-3 weeks ago, and was quite uncertain whether it was really the flu or if it was DKA..

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:25:02 PM EST 2005
i agree with you Meghan

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:25:10 PM EST 2005
Good night LB! talk to you soon! see you soon!

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:25:23 PM EST 2005
they all have that stuff

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:25:26 PM EST 2005
Night Billetdeaux

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:25:28 PM EST 2005
That's why I told my husband that we had to commit now. I don't want to be left "high and dry" because we waited too long. Now I just need to get plane tickets. Not driving the Alaska Highway again.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:25:46 PM EST 2005
lb keep in touch about the help.. please Cool 

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:25:48 PM EST 2005
yeah..not too much fun for me right now...but i am finally feeling semi normal again (knock on wood)

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:26:00 PM EST 2005
night laura

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:26:26 PM EST 2005
speaking of my kids...i have readimg tests to grade...lesson plans to catch up on and activities to get ready, so i had better get going...

Registered User Erin FL; 22; dx'd 8-93; pumping 7-02  (205.188.116.134) Wed Feb 16 10:27:01 PM EST 2005
good night everyone

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:27:02 PM EST 2005
bye Erin...have a good night...Michelle..i agree also..

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:27:13 PM EST 2005
night everyone! see you in FL at FFL!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:27:59 PM EST 2005
Night Meghan

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:28:05 PM EST 2005
thats good ur feeling better

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:28:36 PM EST 2005
As I've told everyone, we'll be the pale ones. Cool  Wink 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:29:09 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Michelle

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:29:38 PM EST 2005
Michelle....you can come visit me in Grand Cayman...that is where my school is!

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:29:56 PM EST 2005
HI YVETTE I AM NEW AT THIS COMPUTER STUFF I REALLY DONT KNOW ANY KIDS AROUND HERE WITH MY DIABETES
NAT NAT

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:30:02 PM EST 2005
I go back in May...we are in Maine because of Ivan (the hurricane)

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:30:10 PM EST 2005
michelle do u have any kids that can talk right now

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:30:38 PM EST 2005
Meghan, please, pretty please.......

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:31:06 PM EST 2005
nat nat go to the kids one ill be there ok Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:31:10 PM EST 2005
Meghan can i come and visit...

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:31:13 PM EST 2005
sure....i know where the cheap hotels are....

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:31:46 PM EST 2005
next CWD conferance..LOL

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:31:53 PM EST 2005
sure...come on down...We can have a pre-conference briefing in Grand Cayman, and then go to florida!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:32:40 PM EST 2005
i'm pinching my pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters to get to Florida..

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:32:52 PM EST 2005
 Blush  Blush  Grin  Grin  Cry  Blush  Smile  Smile  Mad   Blush  Cry 

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:33:17 PM EST 2005
Wendy you can stay in my apt....probably on the floor, but it is there!

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:33:36 PM EST 2005
Wendy, do you break your nails pinching pennies?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:33:38 PM EST 2005
I wish I could leave. I just took my husband to the airport this morning. He had to go back to work. He works up north two weeks on and two weeks off. I also have to do the Blue and Gold this friday. My son is a Webelos scout and one more month until I'm freeee. Of being den leader, that is.

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:33:43 PM EST 2005
 Confused 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:34:32 PM EST 2005
great for you Michelle..i bite my nails..so they aren't that long... LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:34:53 PM EST 2005
thanks Meghan....when i was a kid we used to go to St Croix...had a ball there..

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:34:53 PM EST 2005
nat nat are you going 2 go there

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:36:38 PM EST 2005
I need to go learn about the internal functioning of the brain....boring, but necessary

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:37:26 PM EST 2005
yep definitely necessary good luck Meghan..

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:37:50 PM EST 2005
and if it is the normal brain you are studying i would be in trouble...LOL

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:38:56 PM EST 2005
Normal? What's that?

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:39:09 PM EST 2005
just how it works.

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:39:25 PM EST 2005
Michelle do u

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:39:31 PM EST 2005
no normal stuff...that is next semester in psych.

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:39:35 PM EST 2005
ok back had to make lunch for Courtney and write down carbs

Registered User Meghan t1 since 1984  (24.198.184.142) Wed Feb 16 10:39:40 PM EST 2005
by!

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:39:56 PM EST 2005
bye Meghan have a good night..

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:40:54 PM EST 2005
What, Yvette? Have kids? Yes, one 11 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. Neither of them are good at conversation and worse at typing.

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:41:31 PM EST 2005
HI I AM NAT NAT GRANDMA SHE HAS DIABETES AND SO DOES TWO OF HER BROTHER AND SISTERS AND HER DAD SHE IS VERY SAD MOST TIMES EXSPECIALLY NOW WITH HER NEW LITTLE BROTHER BEEN JUST GETTING IT HES ONLY FOURTEEN MONTHS OLD.

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:41:47 PM EST 2005
oh ok Frown 

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:41:55 PM EST 2005
I think my 9 year old can type better than me

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:42:36 PM EST 2005
 LOL 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:42:36 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Erin that is true

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:43:16 PM EST 2005
Jake is ok at typing. He just doesn't like to write anything. Cameron is still at the hunt and peck typing.

Registered User yvette i'm 13  (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:43:44 PM EST 2005
tell nat nat 2 go to the kids chat room ill be there

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:43:57 PM EST 2005
is Cameron your younger son Michelle?

Registered User Nat Nat   (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:44:31 PM EST 2005
 LOL 

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:45:00 PM EST 2005
Younger of the two, but this Cameron's a girl.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:45:37 PM EST 2005
opps sorry Cameron...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:45:54 PM EST 2005
which child has D Michelle?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:47:39 PM EST 2005
Jake, he's 11. He was diagnosed 2 years ago. He's pumping with the Cozmo pump. We love it.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:48:07 PM EST 2005
i have a cozmo pump also..and love it too....

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:49:06 PM EST 2005
He wasn't too sure at first. But now he wouldn't give it away for money.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:49:32 PM EST 2005
 LOL  i say..they will have to pry it out of my cold dead hands Michelle..

Registered User yvette just turned 13 sunday  (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:49:39 PM EST 2005
whos all on

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:49:49 PM EST 2005
Change set today. Gotta remember.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:50:12 PM EST 2005
Exactly.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:50:22 PM EST 2005
i just changed mine tonight....

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:50:31 PM EST 2005
Hi,room... Grin 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:51:02 PM EST 2005
hi Milinda

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:51:27 PM EST 2005
He only knows one other boy with D. And doesn't like him. Rolling Eyes 

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:52:04 PM EST 2005
ugh Michelle..well living in Alaska must make it hard also...hopefully he will make friends at the conferance..

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:52:23 PM EST 2005
Hi,Wendy...How are you tonight?

Registered User Erin Courtney,9, dx'd age 7, pumping 8 months  (152.163.100.5) Wed Feb 16 10:52:28 PM EST 2005
Courtney has the cozmo and loves it Grin 

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:52:40 PM EST 2005
I'd like him to see that he's not so different.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:52:59 PM EST 2005
doing okay here....any D camps in Alaska Michelle?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:53:50 PM EST 2005
Yes, he went the last two years. None of the kids live near us.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:54:26 PM EST 2005
Our endo and CDE are the medical staff.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:54:55 PM EST 2005
oh man that stinks for your son hopefully the conferance will be good for him...that's good..

Registered User yvette just turned 13 sunday  (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 10:56:21 PM EST 2005
nat nat r u still there

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:56:32 PM EST 2005
This other boy is in his class. Two with diabetes in the whole school and not only are they in the same grade, but also in the same class. I've met the boy. No wonder Jake doesn't like him.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:57:17 PM EST 2005
oh boy that's hard....kid isn't too nice huh

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 10:58:23 PM EST 2005
will brb..going for some chips..

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:58:48 PM EST 2005
Just a bit weasely. I don't know how to describe him.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 10:59:45 PM EST 2005
Jake had a core group of friends who look out for him. His good friend Nathan told me that sometimes he reminds Jake to bolus or check his blood.

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 10:59:55 PM EST 2005
Jesse is the only one in the entire school...His friends are really good though...They are all there for him.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:01:24 PM EST 2005
Jake goes to middle school next year. Dang, that is scary.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:01:58 PM EST 2005
 LOL  understand the description...

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:02:25 PM EST 2005
hello everyone

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:02:33 PM EST 2005
Milinda, one month diagnosed? I feel for you.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:02:51 PM EST 2005
Still no kids here Yvette.

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:03:51 PM EST 2005
no Frown 

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:04:23 PM EST 2005
there was 1 but they only said hi and left

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:04:26 PM EST 2005
Michelle,we are doing good...He has baseball tryouts on Sat.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:04:48 PM EST 2005
What kind of sets does everyone use? We're having pretty good luck with the quick sets.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:05:14 PM EST 2005
i use the silhouttes..

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:06:00 PM EST 2005
Michelle,what is a set? Is it the pump?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:06:15 PM EST 2005
Jake played about 2 months after diagnosis. He's doing karate right now. It was cancelled tonight because the instructor is sick.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:06:59 PM EST 2005
milinda.is the place where the insulin goes in with the pump

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:07:02 PM EST 2005
milinda what time is it were u live

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:07:16 PM EST 2005
Yes! We've been pumping for almost a year. What are you using? Humalog, NPH, Novolog or Lantus?

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:07:22 PM EST 2005
How old is Jake?

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:07:56 PM EST 2005
It is 7:08 pm here.

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:08:14 PM EST 2005
Yvette,it is 8 pm...

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:08:29 PM EST 2005
Jake turned 11 in November. He's in the 5th grade.

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:08:58 PM EST 2005
Michelle,Jesse uses N.P.H. and Humalog

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:09:10 PM EST 2005
oh it is 8:10 here

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:09:25 PM EST 2005
Yeah, we did that. I hated it.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:10:07 PM EST 2005
i hated NPH also..

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:10:33 PM EST 2005
Michelle, we are trying to get the pump...Dr. said in about a year...

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:10:55 PM EST 2005
gosh there is nobody on today yesturday there were lots

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:11:06 PM EST 2005
Jake uses the Cozmo pump with Mini-med infusion sets. It's so bizarre to order some stuff from Smiths Medical and others from Mini-med.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:11:28 PM EST 2005
That's what ours said, too. Bummer.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:12:18 PM EST 2005
the deltec essentials should be like the quicksets when they are released

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:12:56 PM EST 2005
It just makes us work that much harder...lol

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:13:24 PM EST 2005
To get it I mean...

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:13:29 PM EST 2005
wow there was 21 ppl earlier and now there is 8 Eek 

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:13:56 PM EST 2005
Had to get my lasagna out of the oven.

Here's my recipe:
Tell son to get box out of freezer.
Heat for about an hour.
Eat.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:14:33 PM EST 2005
Yeah, I know what you meant. Our doc said the same thing.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:14:33 PM EST 2005
 LOL  Michelle

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:14:49 PM EST 2005
Good recipe...

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:14:58 PM EST 2005
 LOL  thats a funny recipe

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:15:59 PM EST 2005
It's scary at first. Everything's new again. Then you love it. It's very freeing.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:17:26 PM EST 2005
You know what? I used to make lasagna my self. Everyone complained. I got the frozen stuff. Everyone loved it. Why bother with making it?

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:17:30 PM EST 2005
We are not scared,really...I was told he will be a lot more free to eat with it...

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:18:07 PM EST 2005
Michelle,we like Stoffers...

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:18:23 PM EST 2005
Now it is time to eat. It's been fun chatting with all of you. Hope to see you in Florida.

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:18:51 PM EST 2005
Ours is from Costco. I don't remember the brand name.

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:18:51 PM EST 2005
Night Michelle look forward to meeting you in Florida

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:19:30 PM EST 2005
What's in Florida?

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:19:51 PM EST 2005
Milinda..do you want to move to parents..you are in the Friends for life room which was about the conferance just go to the room and scroll down to parents to change..

Registered User Michelle, Alaska   (12.32.58.56) Wed Feb 16 11:20:08 PM EST 2005
Milinda, read the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh. It will let you know what to expect. Not all of it is easy.

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:20:21 PM EST 2005
Good night,Michelle...It was nice to meet you...

Registered User Milinda mom of Jesse 12,dx'd 1-15-05  (64.12.116.5) Wed Feb 16 11:21:06 PM EST 2005
oops... Blush Sorry...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:21:20 PM EST 2005
that's okay Milinda...

Registered User Wendy type 1/pumper  (65.40.120.88) Wed Feb 16 11:21:42 PM EST 2005
just there is another newly diagnosed parent in there..so figured i would ask you to move over there..

Registered User yvette   (67.181.235.250) Wed Feb 16 11:23:31 PM EST 2005
who all is on here now

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