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Children with Diabetes focuses on care today, so we are ready for a cure tomorrow. We provide support, education, and inspiration to empower families and all people living with diabetes to enjoy healthy, enriched lives.

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Diabetes and Family

At Friends for Life, people with diabetes wear green bracelets. Green threads together the people who are playing host to diabetes. Orange bracelets are given to folks who don’t have diabetes, but who are also affected by diabetes. Our community thrives when these groups are leaning on and supporting one another. Diabetes is something that …

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Join the #CWDiabetesMonth Challenge!

It’s Diabetes Month (aka National Diabetes Awareness Month, or Diabetes Awareness Month), when society spends some time taking a peek into the life of people with diabetes.  This is our chance to show people what diabetes is all about, from the treatments and tools we’re fighting to have access for, to the ways that food …

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Diabetes Halloween Hacks

Halloween is right around the corner, and we know what it’s like to navigate such a candy-heavy day with diabetes on board. So we connected with our Fiffles to see how they handle diabetes and the Halloween fun. From “switch witch” to saving for lows, here are some tips and tricks on “hacking Halloween” from …

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Current Poll Question

At home, how do you dispose of your lancets, syringes, infusion sets, and other “sharp” medical waste?
Toss them into the trash
26%
Place them into a container (detergent bottle) and put into the trash
39%
Dispose in an approved sharps container into the trash
22%
Dispose in a sharps drop-off unit at a pharmacy, etc
22%
Other
0%

Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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November 8-10, 2019
Sheraton on the Falls
Niagra Falls, Ontario

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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

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Current DTeam Question

Question from :
My son missed a few doses each month and not taken NovoLog regularly for the past two months. He now has had a constant sugar of in the 50s mg/dl all day. Do I need to take him to the hospital?
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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.