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International Diabetes Youth Ambassador Chat

On April 16, 2003, CWD's International Diabetes Youth Ambassadors gathered for a chat.

Moderator   (server) Wed Apr 16 08:00:00 PM EDT 2003
Our IDYA chat starts at 9pm Eastern.


Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:10:02 PM EDT 2003
so, yeah, I'm here if people come in...

Brynn Type 1, pumping  (66.143.65.106) Wed Apr 16 08:27:41 PM EDT 2003
Hello

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:30:14 PM EDT 2003
Hey Brynn!

Brynn Type 1, pumping  (66.143.65.106) Wed Apr 16 08:31:31 PM EDT 2003
Whats up?!

Anja 18, Denmark  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:33:15 PM EDT 2003
Hi everyone, esp. Allison, glad to see you again

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:33:42 PM EDT 2003
Hey Anja.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:34:22 PM EDT 2003
so, how goes? I'm at a b-day party, but everyone's asleep anyway:)

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:34:26 PM EDT 2003
Ack, I gotta go buy dinner! I should be back before the chat starts, if I go now.

bkpitcher1   (205.188.209.101) Wed Apr 16 08:34:38 PM EDT 2003
Hey all

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:34:42 PM EDT 2003
ta-ta for now!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:35:28 PM EDT 2003
hey pitcher, are you an IDYA?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:49:31 PM EDT 2003
Hi everyone! How are you all? Anja...thanks for staying up to talk with us! Wink 

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:51:04 PM EDT 2003
hi Clare, well I also stayed up late Monday, for the dr shapiro chat with Allison. It was great - I'm on Easter break

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:51:51 PM EDT 2003
and I think we soon might get an IDYA from Italy - just got a mail from Alberto, he sounded interested

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:51:54 PM EDT 2003
How was the chat? I wish I could have been there, but things got a little crazy this week. How long is your break?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:52:45 PM EDT 2003
I just got an IDYA sign up from nothern Italy. His name is Flavio Galli. Is that the same person or will we have two?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:53:34 PM EDT 2003
break until Tuesday, the chat was great! You could always catch up with the transcript, it isn't too long.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:54:03 PM EDT 2003
I think it's a different guy, this one is Alberto Zambelli

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:54:53 PM EDT 2003
Awsome... the more the merrier! Is Alberto a friend of yours?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:55:39 PM EDT 2003
I found him in the friends section. I met two italians at my D camp last summer, but they didn't have D themselves

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:56:13 PM EDT 2003
I saw there were new IDYAs. Could we mark the new ones? It's impossible to see which Americans that are new!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:56:27 PM EDT 2003
Including our new sign-ups from Italy and Romania, I think this brings the number of countries IDYA are in up to 20...or is it 21?! I'll have to check, but that is really great! LOL 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:57:02 PM EDT 2003
Good point. I'll ask Jeff if we can do that Anja.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:57:32 PM EDT 2003
Hey everyone! I'm back!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:57:34 PM EDT 2003
I wrote to Norway and Sweden, haven't got any replies yet. What about the European-time chat idea? Would be good before the conference

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:57:53 PM EDT 2003
Allison, it was a quick meal:)

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:58:13 PM EDT 2003
Hi Brynn...are you still there?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 08:58:40 PM EDT 2003
Anja, I haven't eaten yet. I went to pick up dinner for my brother, but I'm going to eat later.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 08:59:11 PM EDT 2003
If you coordinate the European timed chat with Jeff I'll stay up (or get up) to come.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 08:59:21 PM EDT 2003
Allison, are you on the western coast or just having really late dinner?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:00:13 PM EDT 2003
Clare, afternoon eastern time would be evening here, or lunch eastern time - dinnertime here...

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:00:51 PM EDT 2003
Anja, Thomas from Maersk Medical is coming to visit us in Oregon later this month. I'm looking forward to seeing him again!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:01:26 PM EDT 2003
Clare, down in Eugene or up in PDX? I'd love to meet him!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:01:44 PM EDT 2003
Anja, I live about 2 hours north of Clare, so West Coast.

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:01:45 PM EDT 2003
Hey guys!

Jilly D'xd, age 10, 2-06-01  (205.188.209.101) Wed Apr 16 09:02:03 PM EDT 2003
Hi everyone!!  Wink 

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:02:10 PM EDT 2003
 LOL Hi everyone.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:02:22 PM EDT 2003
Hmmm...I'll try to figure my schedule out around the chat. Maybe I can come home during my lunch at school or something...you just let me know.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:02:26 PM EDT 2003
Clare, is he? Great! I'm doing a speech + seeing the factory in May!

Jilly D'xd, age 10, 2-06-01  (205.188.209.101) Wed Apr 16 09:02:30 PM EDT 2003
How are you?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:03:03 PM EDT 2003
Hi Jay! Great to see you here!

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:03:21 PM EDT 2003
What are we talking about tonight?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:03:26 PM EDT 2003
Hi Jilly and Natalie!

Jilly D'xd, age 10, 2-06-01  (205.188.209.101) Wed Apr 16 09:03:39 PM EDT 2003
I'm new so whats up so far?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:03:49 PM EDT 2003
Clare, if we did a Saturday morning West Coast chat, then pretty much everyone from here to Rome would be able to come.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:04:05 PM EDT 2003
Clare I got the email with the article. It looks great!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:04:22 PM EDT 2003
Allison, what's the difference between eastern and western US?

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:04:27 PM EDT 2003
Hi everyone!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:04:32 PM EDT 2003
He will be here on May 1st.

Jilly D'xd, age 10, 2-06-01  (205.188.209.101) Wed Apr 16 09:05:03 PM EDT 2003
Anja, your from Denmark, whats it like there?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:05:12 PM EDT 2003
There's a 3 hour difference between East and West. It's 9:07 in New York, but only 6:07 here.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:05:39 PM EDT 2003
Clare, is he only going to be in Eugene that one day?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:05:46 PM EDT 2003
The difference between eastern and western U.S. is three hours. Anja, what do you think of the saturday idea?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:06:06 PM EDT 2003
Jilly, what Denmark's like? Hm... different from US in many ways, like it's 3 am here Grin 

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:06:22 PM EDT 2003
Saturday would be fine, I think!

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:06:22 PM EDT 2003
Clare have we started any new projects, if so what can I do, basketball is over so now I have some time!!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:06:33 PM EDT 2003
Jay, you are referring to the Diabetes Voice article. I can send it to anyone who would like to read that in an Adobe pdf file. Thanks!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:06:53 PM EDT 2003
Clare, should I suggest a date directly to Jeff?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:06:54 PM EDT 2003
Hi Alexandra! How are you?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:07:24 PM EDT 2003
He's just going to be here that one day Allison.

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:07:52 PM EDT 2003
I'm great. Nothing much is going on here .You?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:08:20 PM EDT 2003
Yes Anja, that is how I work to schedule dates. If the one you suggest is already full he'll help you find another.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:10:27 PM EDT 2003
Clare, I'll find a date and send you and Jeff mails with the suggestion.

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:10:39 PM EDT 2003
So how is the cook book coming?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:10:44 PM EDT 2003
Natalie, there are several new projects. One is we need to get those recipes in to Evie and Allison soon. Also, there is something we can do to help our IDYA Karen Murphy. I can give you all the update on that in a little bit. I'm hoping she can make it. Also, we are doing some research on various countries to build our case for IDF. By the way, all of you researching, I'll need to get that info in soon!

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:11:09 PM EDT 2003
Clare, How are things going with the PSA?

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:11:38 PM EDT 2003
Thanks!

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:12:00 PM EDT 2003
Clare-about that sign up form you sent me,It might be a while before I get to it.My printer isn't working.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:12:23 PM EDT 2003
Alexandra, I'm keeping busy. Gave a presentation in Spanish today...I did mention diabetes, and I talked for several minutes about IDYA. It was fun...I learned lots of diabetes vocab may need if I travel in the future. Cool 

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:12:49 PM EDT 2003
Alexandra how old are you?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:13:11 PM EDT 2003
Good question Jay. Cathy and I are working on the PSA and I have to find a date to get down to California to help work on it.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:13:41 PM EDT 2003
I think I know more diabetesrelated words in English than in Danish by now!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:14:02 PM EDT 2003
If it is going to be a while I can take care of it. After that presentation today I don't have much homework tonight.

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:14:14 PM EDT 2003
That's great Clare! I have given presentations in my classes too.

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:15:15 PM EDT 2003
I just did a health project on diabetes and some of the kids in my class tested their blood they really seemed to enjoy it!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:15:28 PM EDT 2003
Question about Karen, what is National Honor... actually?

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:15:30 PM EDT 2003
Natalie ,I'm 16 from New Jersey and I've had dioabetes for 8 years

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:15:38 PM EDT 2003
Luckily none have diabetes.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:16:09 PM EDT 2003
they enjoyed it? crazy non-diabetics....

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:16:33 PM EDT 2003
i know!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:17:55 PM EDT 2003
Clare, did you have some updating to tell?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:18:15 PM EDT 2003
That's great Natalie! Maybe they'll understand us better now... LOL 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:18:54 PM EDT 2003
Anja, the National Honors Society is an in-school program for high school students here in the U.S.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:19:29 PM EDT 2003
It's a program for the really smart kids...you have to apply to get in, and have gotten really good grades in school and do community service.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:20:15 PM EDT 2003
the NHS, do you get special classes or something or just the honor?

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:21:11 PM EDT 2003
OK guys I'm really sorry but I have to go! I read the transcript to see what I missed! Bye!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:21:19 PM EDT 2003
You get to put it on your transcript when you graduate.

Natalie from Canada, age 14  (142.110.131.194) Wed Apr 16 09:21:36 PM EDT 2003
sorry I'll read the transcript

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:21:53 PM EDT 2003
Yes Anja, I have updates. First Zimbabwe. Animas has come up with a great idea. They want to do a Country to Country sponsorship. Kind of like an "adopt a country" and have invited Courage and his Dr. to come to the CWD conference in Orlando to obtain vital diabetes education. In addition they will assist them with translating information to take back to Zimbabwe. This is critical for these people as the medical system there has all but collapsed.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:22:25 PM EDT 2003
bye Natalie!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:22:49 PM EDT 2003
Bye Natalie! Thanks for stopping in! Cool 

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:23:22 PM EDT 2003
Clare, that sounds amazingly good! Both for Courage AND Zimbabwe!

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:24:30 PM EDT 2003
 Grin How are you doing in collecting supplies Clare?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:24:39 PM EDT 2003
If Karen can make it later we can update on more specifics in her situation with NHS. Either on the chat or later in an email update everyone will be told the emails of the school administration so we can write to them.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:25:22 PM EDT 2003
Jay, supplies for Honduras? They'll go out this week! Razz 

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:25:52 PM EDT 2003
Clare, have you gotten the notes to put on the Take Action page?

Karen 17, dxd at 6  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:27:08 PM EDT 2003
hi everyone

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:27:35 PM EDT 2003
Bye guys. I've got to go to bed now.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:27:47 PM EDT 2003
Anja, No, it's not up yet.  Eek 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:28:10 PM EDT 2003
Night Alexandra, sorry to see you go!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:28:21 PM EDT 2003
Hi Karen and good night Alexandra!

Allison Sevaun, 5, dx'd 12/01; daughter to Jean, dx'd 1949  (64.161.168.11) Wed Apr 16 09:28:30 PM EDT 2003
Clare, are you collecting supplies for others with d in other countries?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:28:46 PM EDT 2003
Yippee! Karen is here! I'm glad you could come. We were just talking about NHS.

Alexandra junior in highschool  (141.150.127.228) Wed Apr 16 09:29:32 PM EDT 2003
Clare , you can send me more forms in a couple of days,Goodnight!

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:29:33 PM EDT 2003
Karen, I was just told was NHS is

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:30:09 PM EDT 2003
Allison, We don't have any other requests at this time. I'm sure we will rise to the occasion if we find someone who needs the help.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:30:10 PM EDT 2003
Hi Karen. Glad you could come.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:30:49 PM EDT 2003
Thanks Alexandra.  Grin 

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:31:17 PM EDT 2003
thanks, sorry I'm late

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:31:49 PM EDT 2003
Karen, could you give us a breif update on what is happening with your school? Would it help if we all wrote your schools administration?

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:33:04 PM EDT 2003
Today my parents and I met with my principal, who told us that he stood by the board's decision and we could go further up the chain to the superintendent if we wish

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:33:11 PM EDT 2003
so we are planning on that

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:33:57 PM EDT 2003
And I think it would get some sort of a response if they got a bunch of letters, I would hope so at least...

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:34:29 PM EDT 2003
Okay, we'll go up the chain with you! Wink 

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:35:38 PM EDT 2003
The principal also said that I couldnt meet with the selection board, So if the superintendent doesnt do anything, were plannign on calling the local news

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:36:47 PM EDT 2003
Karen, if you give us the addresses we will write respectful and supportive letters. We could call the media too... Cool 

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:37:55 PM EDT 2003
I just looked at the mail Clare sent out - who should we write to? There's a whole list of names

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:39:15 PM EDT 2003
The man Im meeting wtih tomorrow..Im sorry hes the "associate superintendent"
is berkeyt@perry-lake.k12.oh.us

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:39:40 PM EDT 2003
I already sent an email to the NHS national group, but they don't really handle this, so I think the best place to write would be her school, and media, correct Karen?

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:40:05 PM EDT 2003
and The email of the Advisor is priestc@perry-lake.k12.oh.us
The email of the Principal of the High School is
jenkinsd@perry-lake.k12.oh.us

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:40:22 PM EDT 2003
yes, I dont think the national is going to do anything

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:40:49 PM EDT 2003
Thank you Karen. I'll send those emails in an update to the list later tonight.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:41:14 PM EDT 2003
Thanks, I really appreciate that

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:41:46 PM EDT 2003
Karen, it's good that you fight for something you deserve!

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:42:06 PM EDT 2003
I dont know if this is a good idea or not...but my HS website has an email that will do it to the entire faculty, which could make them all aware

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:42:27 PM EDT 2003
As a group we are really proud of you for standing up for yourself, and the rest of us as well, in this case. We know it is tough, but you are doing marvelously and we support you 100%!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:43:11 PM EDT 2003
Oh yeah...what is your HS website and faculty email? That would be excellent!

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:43:16 PM EDT 2003
Karen, were any of your sick days due to the Diabetes alone?

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:44:11 PM EDT 2003
Id say 99% of my sick days were diabetes related

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:45:11 PM EDT 2003
Karen, would you like to post your email here so anyone reading the transcript of this chat later can email you?

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:45:53 PM EDT 2003
Can you give an example to include in the letters to prove that you really was too sick to go to school? I don't know what is has been - like sick with ketones or something

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:45:54 PM EDT 2003
Its a little bit of work but if you go to www.perry-lake.k12.oh.us and then click on the high school, at the very bottom it says faculty roster, and just highlight them all and email

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:45:55 PM EDT 2003
That's all I need to know. When we get all the contact information, I'll send out an email to the celebrities I've heard from by email. Maybe they can help.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:46:06 PM EDT 2003
sure its km1185@hotmail.com

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:46:53 PM EDT 2003
Great one Jay! You're the man in high places! That would be really cool.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:47:03 PM EDT 2003
I have all sors of doctors letters, and the school asks for more, we give more but its never what "they want"

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:47:10 PM EDT 2003
and they wont tell us what they want

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:48:07 PM EDT 2003
Sounds like they're stalling.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 09:48:23 PM EDT 2003
and on my application i included several doctor letters...

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:49:17 PM EDT 2003
Anja, in Denmark you don't have this kind of discrimination. Do you? What is it like there?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:50:24 PM EDT 2003
I need to go eat dinner and I think I might be low. If people are still here when I'm back, I'll talk to you then. Otherwise, I'll read the transcript and talk to y'all later.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 09:50:29 PM EDT 2003
Bye.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:50:51 PM EDT 2003
well, we don't have anything like the NHS, so I can't compare there. As to not being at school, high school this is, we can be absent 10% of the time without explanation. After that we need letters from doctors or so

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:51:12 PM EDT 2003
Bye Allison!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:51:44 PM EDT 2003
See you later Allison! Enjoy dinner.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:51:55 PM EDT 2003
but in general it's not a big problem - I think the system is less formal than in the US, but isn't too sure about that, most of my information is from movies and stuff Grin 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:52:11 PM EDT 2003
Without explanation? Wow, I'm gone one day and my teachers have a million questions...

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:54:01 PM EDT 2003
yeah, I guess many Danish students have other things to do than school - work, drinking alcohol on school days etc. Really bad attitude, actually! But it can be nice to skip a lesson once in a while... Rolling Eyes 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:54:26 PM EDT 2003
Okay, we're about 3/4 of the way through with this chat. I want to make sure we get everything said. We have a couple call to actions...assisting Karen, doing research on countries, and recipies to Evie. We can also write Courage and send our best. I'll send out an update later.

Anja 18 yrs, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 09:56:09 PM EDT 2003
Research update: I wrote to the Malaysian diabetes organization, haven't heard anything there yet. Also wrote to some people in Sweden and Norway about a week ago, no reply either. I will post it on the Swedish and Norwegian diabetes homepages when we have an european chat scheduled

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:56:54 PM EDT 2003
Also, I'm drafting the letter to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to draft a resolution making November 14th World Diabetes Day. It should go out in the next day or so. Within a few days after that I will send a draft that you all, in any country, can send to your Ambassador, asking them to support that resolution. If the resolution passes we may be able to go present to the U.N. on that day.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 09:57:19 PM EDT 2003
Great Anja.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 09:59:53 PM EDT 2003
Clare, Send me all the contact information to help Karen so that I have everything to send to the stars!

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:00:30 PM EDT 2003
Thank you!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:00:51 PM EDT 2003
Jay, I'll send it out in the update later tonight...all the info anyone could need.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:01:03 PM EDT 2003
 Frown I'm sorry to see that Evie couldn't make it. We'll have to fill her in on this.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:01:05 PM EDT 2003
Sure Karen. Smile 

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:02:37 PM EDT 2003
Karen, how many days did you miss?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:03:13 PM EDT 2003
We don't have a date set for the next chat. I will send that out soon.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:03:51 PM EDT 2003
I dont know the exact number right now, I can let you know if you want

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:03:55 PM EDT 2003
Jay, do you know if Evie is coming to Orlando? How about you Karen?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:04:13 PM EDT 2003
I'm back.

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:05:04 PM EDT 2003
its been alot though,my pump malfunctioned, my blood sugars have been very unstable...

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:05:13 PM EDT 2003
Im trying to come to orlando

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:05:19 PM EDT 2003
Hi Allison. I'm going to have to go eat soon too. I'm starved.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:05:37 PM EDT 2003
If you can get the numbers Karen then I can tell the celebrities about it and the maximum number you have that you can miss.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:06:31 PM EDT 2003
Don't they get that we're on life support? If we are having a turbulent time they should be supportive.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:06:45 PM EDT 2003
Karen, I'd love to meet you in Orlando - hope to see you there!

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:07:25 PM EDT 2003
There truely isnt a max number of days I can miss bc I have a 504 and an IEP...attendance shouldnt be an issue

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:07:45 PM EDT 2003
Id love to meet all of you too!

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:08:17 PM EDT 2003
I think Evie's coming. She said that none of her family could go and her good friend couldn't go but she was still planning on coming. I told her she could come with me and mom.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:08:23 PM EDT 2003
I wish I could go to Orlando, too, but I'm going to be somewhere in western France during the conference  Cool 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:08:39 PM EDT 2003
Orlando is looking like a great meeting opportunity for IDYA. We're going to have lots of us there from many countries. I'm looking forward to it! Grin 

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:09:37 PM EDT 2003
Allison, too bad for you, but France is ok as well Smile 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:09:49 PM EDT 2003
How long are you going to be there Allison? That's going to be sooo much fun.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:10:06 PM EDT 2003
It will be great for talking about projects, it's always a bit difficult through mails...

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:10:26 PM EDT 2003
I leave June 26 for London, I'll be in England for week, and then France for another week, and I come back July 16. I'm actually over there for 3 weeks, but Mom and I have some "non-tour guide" time.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:11:11 PM EDT 2003
But I'm coming to Pasadena next year, because I can just drive there.  Grin 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:11:28 PM EDT 2003
Hey Anja, if I come before IDF, mom and I are talking about visiting Rome or something. Want to meet me somewhere?

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:11:40 PM EDT 2003
Allison, we'll maybe cross each other on the way over the ocean, I'm leaving June 26 for the US

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:12:08 PM EDT 2003
LOL, I doubt it. I don't actually land in London until the 27th.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:12:14 PM EDT 2003
Road trip Allison!

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:12:23 PM EDT 2003
Clare, that would be great, I went to Rome with my school last year. Actually, I have no plans at this moment after I come home from the US - no school, no nothing! When is it actually?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:12:23 PM EDT 2003
LOL- yeah!

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:13:34 PM EDT 2003
Allison, I leave home at 7 am and arrive in Detroit at 2 am Danish time - so it's a loooooong trip

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:14:05 PM EDT 2003
I think I leave Portland in the afternoon, and arrive in London sometime in the afternoon of the next day.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:14:08 PM EDT 2003
Clare, it's actually strange that you'll see Thomas/Maersk before I do - I do live quite much closer to him after all!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:14:24 PM EDT 2003
My mom says hi to everyone.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:14:31 PM EDT 2003
Hi Mommy!

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:15:10 PM EDT 2003
Hi Kari - looking forward to see you again!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:15:17 PM EDT 2003
I'll email you with the dates Anja.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:15:31 PM EDT 2003
Clare, was it you and your mom who loved the chocolate to put on bread?

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:15:41 PM EDT 2003
She likes being popular. She loves you all! Cool 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:16:15 PM EDT 2003
Yep...we are dedicated fans of Danish Chocolate in ALL forms.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:16:36 PM EDT 2003
Hi Kari. I just wanted to say that it was nice to hear from you last night. As I wrote to you earlier. I sent out 10 more letters today which brings it up to 3,044.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:17:20 PM EDT 2003
Jay, where do you find these people? LOL. You're gonna run out of celebrities!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:17:31 PM EDT 2003
Jay is over the 3,000 mark everyone. Congrats! Time to do our IDYA Happy Dance. LOL 

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:17:47 PM EDT 2003
Clare+Kari, I'll see if I have spare room in my suitcase for a little something for you - hm, let it be a surprise

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:17:53 PM EDT 2003
oh so we have a dance now?

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:18:31 PM EDT 2003
Anja, I'd ask for a shotglass, by Carolyn already brought me one from Denmark. I've got 19 now!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:18:42 PM EDT 2003
Maybe we can come up with an official happy dance... LOL 

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:18:47 PM EDT 2003
Jay - I truly don't get this - sorry - but Denmark is soooo not a celebrity-country, the famous ones don't care about talking about issues like D

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:19:02 PM EDT 2003
Thanks Anja!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:19:08 PM EDT 2003
but the 3000 mark is sooooooooo great, you're a great advocate!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:19:18 PM EDT 2003
yeah, I know, I'm the crazy 17-year-old who can't legally drink but collects shotglasses.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:19:32 PM EDT 2003
clare, my mom is addicted to chocolate....

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:19:53 PM EDT 2003
www.stararchive.com and this guy Darren has over 30,000 names and address'.

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:20:09 PM EDT 2003
Welcome to the U.S. Anja.  Smile 

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:20:36 PM EDT 2003
Allison, I have two neat shotglasses from Italy - don't wanna give you one of those though! But I can drink legally here in Denmark Razz 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:20:50 PM EDT 2003
All good women are Anja.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:21:26 PM EDT 2003
Anja, that's okay. I don't want one that you own already. hehe. that wouldn't be nice.

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:21:42 PM EDT 2003
I'm starting to run out of room for my shotglasses. I have them from everywhere.

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:21:43 PM EDT 2003
Allison, you like coffee? try this shot: chocolate milk in the bottom, coffee and whipped cream on the top - and when you can drink, do Galliano instead of chocolate milk

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:22:00 PM EDT 2003
hey guys, this is a fun crowd but we're getting past time. We should wrap this up. It's been great talking with all of you! Grin 

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:22:28 PM EDT 2003
thanks clare!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:22:43 PM EDT 2003
I'll have to try that...

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:22:44 PM EDT 2003
Allison would shoot through the roof. She's pretty wired on caffine.  LOL 

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:22:53 PM EDT 2003
yeah, way past time.

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:22:55 PM EDT 2003
You really want to shoot her blood sugars SKY HIGH don't you Anja!

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:23:00 PM EDT 2003
well, it's 4.22 am here - i'll go get some sleep before dawn. see you all later!

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:23:19 PM EDT 2003
You know I luv ya Allison...

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:23:22 PM EDT 2003
lol, actually, I'm really not. Coffee doesn't really do much to me. It's the people who I'm around when I drink coffee that make me crazy (wink, wink)

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:24:15 PM EDT 2003
Jay, my sugar don't sky high on this, it's only a SHOT - a LITTLE thing, though both caffeine and milk... you should try it - or not... I love it anyway Wink 

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:24:26 PM EDT 2003
Forget the sleep...you've got those great caffine recipies. Well, I'll have to part now. Talk to you all soon. Cool 

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:24:47 PM EDT 2003
I have to go do AP English and AP European History papers. ::gag::

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:24:50 PM EDT 2003
yeah I have lots of hw to do, thanks for passing around the email addresses and sending all the letters!

Allison Blass IDYA, age 17, dx'd age 8  (198.145.82.205) Wed Apr 16 10:24:54 PM EDT 2003
ta ta for now

Clare Rosenfeld IDYA, 16  (67.250.136.5) Wed Apr 16 10:25:18 PM EDT 2003
Sure Karen. Bye everyone!

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:25:27 PM EDT 2003
Good luck Karen!

Karen 17, IDYA  (162.40.36.207) Wed Apr 16 10:25:29 PM EDT 2003
bye!

Anja 18, Denmark - IDYA  (62.243.59.179) Wed Apr 16 10:25:33 PM EDT 2003
european history - know that one! good luck and good night everybody

Jay Diabetic 29 years  (151.199.239.18) Wed Apr 16 10:26:32 PM EDT 2003
Goodnight everyone! I have to go now to take my other medication and help mom find batteries. Talk to you all later.



                 
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