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Celebrating Love

Love is in the air!  Some of the best things that have come as a result of the diabetes community are the relationships, from friendships to romance to everything in between. And some of those relationships have gone on to become families; united by the pancreas, joined at the heart. Today, in celebration of Valentine’s …

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“That sounds like a good idea, Mom.”

Spare a Rose is a campaign to help provide insulin, diabetes supplies, and education to children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries around the world. The idea is simple: buy one less rose on Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that rose to Life for a Child. One rose – $5 – can …

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From CDE to DCES (Diabetes Care and Education Specialist)

A new specialty title, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (DCES), was announced on January 22, 2020 and the AADE name changed to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. This reflects DCESs leadership position in diabetes care and education and more accurately describes all that DCESs do for people with diabetes. Diabetes Care and …

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Current Poll Question

How long have you or your family member lived with diabetes?
Less than one year
Between 1 - 5 years
Between 6 - 10 years
Between 11 - 20 years
Between 20 - 25 years
Between 26 - 35 years
36 or more years

Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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March 27-29, 2020
Crowne Plaza Downtown
Indianapolis, Indiana

FFL Orlando 2020 Horiz

July 14-20, 2020
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Orlando, Florida


Current DTeam Question

Question from Canton, Ohio, USA:
Constantly thirsty, my toddler urinates frequently. With a familial history of diabetes, I asked for an A1c, which came back as 5.5. The doctor said she will probably get diabetes. Is this true? Is there anything I can do to prevent this?
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CWD Partners

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The College Diabetes Network is dedicated to helping young adults with type 1 diabetes take ownership of their health and live a life without compromise.


The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) works on policy matters that impact families living with diabetes.

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The National Diabetes Volunteer Leadership Council is committed to improving the safety and quality of life for all children, adults and their families who are living with diabetes.


Life for a Child provides insulin and diabetes supplies to those in need. Make a difference.


Insulin for Life provides insulin and diabetes supplies to those in need. Make a difference.


Diabetes-kids  is a free forum and the largest virtual German-speaking self-help group for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their parents.