Back to Home Frequently Asked Questions of Children with Diabetes

December 6, 2013

1. What is Children with Diabetes?
As of December 6, 2013, Children with Diabetes, or CWD, is an independent, Ohio-based, non-profit company led by Jeff Hitchcock, whose daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 24 months old. Jeff started CWD in the summer of 1995. CWD's conferences are led by Laura Billetdeaux, whose son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was eight years old. At Laura's initiative, CWD held its first event in the summer of 2000.

2. How is Children with Diabetes funded?
CWD receives sponsorship support from many companies involved in type 1 diabetes, including companies that make insulin, blood glucose monitoring equipment, continous glucose monitoring systems, and insulin pumps. Families who attend CWD's conferences pay a registration fee, which helps to pay for conferences. CWD also receives support from charitable organizations.

3. Does advertising or sponsorship affect your online content or conference programming?
No. We are guided by the science.

4. Should I get an insulin pump?
While a large body of science shows that insulin pumps can make a big difference in metabolic control and quality of life, people with type 1 diabetes of all ages can do very well using multiple daily injections.

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