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I'm orange

I was only able to attend a few hours of the Children With Diabetes Focus on Technology conference today but it was so worth the trip for three main reasons.


1. I met some wonderful people in the flesh that I only knew virtually prior to today, which was amazing!

2. I heard some great information from the speakers about future technology, management ideas and more.

3. I found out that I'm orange. 


I stepped outside during the morning break to watch the sudden driving snowstorm that appeared. A few moments after I got outside a boy came through the door. He looked to be about ten and I said hello when he appeared next to me.

Boy: Wow, look how hard it's snowing.

Me: I know it's crazy. 

Boy: Are you green or orange?

Me: It took me a moment to understand and then I said, "orange"

Boy: Is your son or daughter type I?

Me: My daughter...

Boy: Me too... since I was two.

Me: My daughter was diagnosed when she was two.

Boy: Cool!


He told me about his pump and I told him about Arden's, then we said goodbye. If you get the opportunity to attend a gathering like CWD I suggest that you take it, because in a word, it's "cool".

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It was great finally meeting you in person! So glad you were still able to make some of the conference. And I was orange too :0)
(I've tried to post a comment twice, and it's never appeared. This is the 3rd time, here's hoping it's the charm!)

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPenny

Great to see you if only briefly.

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBennet

Penny so wonderful to met you as well and Bennet I was touched by what you said on your site. Really touched, thank you! It was a honor to met you on Saturday... I wish that I had more time to talk. Next time for sure.

My best,

February 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

Sounds like it was a great time. Two weeks ago I was helping with "Scouting for food" in my local town and I run across the same two scouts that are type one and we catch up each year.

February 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave Hennesey

that reminds me of a young lady (about 11 yo) i met on my first day at FFL last year (my first time there). we were by the pool, and she asked if we were there for FFL. i said yes and she asked who in my family had D and i said my daughter. she got all excited and said, "you're a type 3, like me!" she was so welcoming and enthusiastic, it really is a special experience to be at these gatherings.

February 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentershannon

A few years ago, I was in the pool after a FFL conference in Orlando. I had my Medtronic pump in a waterproof pouch and was going down the watersides with the other "greens." They thought it was the coolest thing that an "adult" T1 was at the pool and their parents definitely had their eyes on the pouch :)

March 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

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