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MoFFL Meetup on August 3rd!

Join the MoFFLs (Moms of Friends for Life) for a Virtual Happy Hour! The MoFFLs will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, August 3 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. Show your MOFFL spirit and wear your favorite FFL shirt for the happiest hour with your best friends! Register in advance for this meeting: …

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That VFFLO Feeling

While our team recovers from the fun and excitement of our first Virtual Friends for Life Orlando (VFFLO) event, held online last week, we took some time to reflect on what just happened, and why it matters.  CWD President, Jeff Hitchcock, and VP of Education and Programming, Laura Billetdeaux, shared some of their initial thoughts. …

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A Letter From Laura

In the CWD weekly staff meetings, we’ve been working through all the details of our upcoming Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 conference.  We’re excited for what’s coming, but of course there are moments when we stop and think about what we’re not able to do this year.  COVID-19 has reshaped so much of how …

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Does your/your child’s diabetes team recommend any vitamins or other supplements as part of daily care?
Yes, they do.
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Current DTeam Question

Question from Nashville, Tennessee, USA:
After 68 years of good control, my blood sugars are elevated. Is it from the stress of the COVID-19 surge or repeated use of injection sites?
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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.