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Breaking: Recall and Medical Device Correction

We want to keep our CWD family up-to-date on the latest in research and technology developments, including issues and recalls. In the last week, Medtronic has recalled certain insulin pumps, and Insulet issued a medical device correction. The Medtronic recall, according to the FDA write-up, includes the following pumps: Recalled Product MiniMed 600 Series Insulin …

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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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Current Poll Question

Do you write down your insulin ratios or insulin pump settings?
Yes, we have our pump settings or ratios written down on paper.
Yes, we have our pump settings or ratios tracked on our phone.
Yes, we have our pump settings or ratios logged into a diabetes management app.
Yes, we take a picture of our pump settings or ratios.
No, we rely on our doctor to keep track.
No, we've don't have this information backed up anywhere.
None of these

Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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

FFL Orlando 2020 Horiz Corrected

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

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October 30-November 1, 2020
Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Glasgow
Glasgow, Scotland


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.