Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

CWD: Friends and Frogs

Greetings from Children with Diabetes 2009! The conference only started tonight and I have already seen a ton!

CWD hands out pedometers and you get a free T-shirt when you get to 5000 steps. The property is pretty spread out and I think my room is the furthest away from the convention center possible, so I already earned my shirt.

The exhibit hall opened at 6 pm but before that it was under lock-and-key. Very tight security.



This blurry picture shows the mad rush to get into the hall after they cut the ribbon. IMG_8510


Inside the exhibit hall is just about every diabetes company and they are all giving away diabetes swag. Tonight I got a MultiClix, a canvas bag, a battery operated fan, some pens, a glucose tab holder, and I even won a raffle at Kangaroo Pump Pockets. If it’s anything like last year, I expect to get much more tomorrow!

Charlie runs on insulin!
(Charlie Kimball in the corner)


Next up was dinner with David, Elizabeth (yes, that David and Elizabeth), Mandy, Kerri (and her husband). Such a fun dinner! Unfortunately we were so busy eating, talking, and laughing (lots of laughing) that I forgot to take any pictures. All of those bloggers at the table and not one of us took a single picture! Don’t worry about that though, I will fix that error tomorrow! Walking back to the room, I heard a funny noise coming from the bushes. I think you might be able to hear it too –

  *please ignore the spelling error at the end – it’s been a long day! I’m a sound sleeper obviously not a sounds sleeper!

Stay tuned for more reports of fun in the coming days!

  • Nan says:

    Can’t wait to see what the whole conference holds for you! I am a bit sad that we are not there too…:(

    July 9, 2009 at 12:28 am
  • Cherise says:

    Sounds like you are having a ball! I can’t wait to see pic’s

    July 9, 2009 at 12:36 am
  • JaimieH says:

    so much fun! the disney noise sounds kinda creepy lol

    July 9, 2009 at 1:12 am
  • CALpumper says:

    Awesome you got to post. Glad the interweb is working for you.

    GArate pics!!! So awesome.

    Have fun tomorrow!

    July 9, 2009 at 1:29 am
  • Hannah says:

    Looks so cool!!! Where’s this CWD conference again??

    p.s) sorry for my blurness

    July 9, 2009 at 2:55 am
  • Jollymon says:

    You got free stuff. And you had a great time at a great dinner with some great people. All I can say is wow!

    July 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm
  • Christine says:


    Maybe next year.

    July 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm
  • Sara says:

    @hannah It moves hotels from year to year but always in the Orlando area,

    July 11, 2009 at 2:05 am
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    Haha! That’s pretty cool!

    July 11, 2009 at 3:20 pm
  • Elizabeth says:

    Hey Sara!

    It was so fun to meet you! I’ve got a picture, I’m going to email it your way in just a bit 🙂

    July 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm
  • Hannah says:

    Might not be a T1… but looks like more reason for me to save up and fly there!! ^_^

    July 13, 2009 at 12:21 am
  • Tom Karlya Diabetes Dad says:

    I was so glad to see you Sara albeit briefly–I think what you do is awesome. Stay in touch and keep on keeping on!


    July 14, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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