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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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Abbott Releases the FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM

The diabetes team at Abbott has issued a press release today, stating that their FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM has been cleared in the US for adults and children with diabetes, achieving what they are highlighting as the highest levels of accuracy and performance standards. “We’re thrilled to bring our next generation technology on our world-leading …

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More Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research in 2020?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants, or will be in the very near future: Closed Loop From Onset in Type 1 Diabetes (CLOuD) – The purpose of the study is to use a novel …

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Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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Free Registration
Virtual Conference
July 14-19, 2020

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


Current DTeam Question

Question from Perth, Australia:
I had chicken pox when pregnant and my son was born with strep B. Could either of these be linked to his weak immune system and his developing type 1?
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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.