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Recapping FFL 2019

Want to re-live a little Friends for Life magic? You can, because our official conference report is now available. From photos to session recaps, you can look back at the best of our 20th anniversary and then start making your plans to join us in 2020.  

Friends for Life make vacations magic

“Most folks head home from a Disney vacation with some classic goodies: pins (of course!), mouse ears and maybe even a new ‘Lion King’ plushie. But the bag of swag for a recent group of more than 2,000 vacationers had much more. Those vacationers went home with Disney treats, along with new friends, some great …

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Baqsimi Nasal Powder Glucagon Approved by FDA

A new option for treating severe hypoglycemia has been approved by the FDA – Baqsimi nasal powder glucagon, from Eli Lilly and Company. According to the press release, “Baqsimi, which is a powder administered into the nose, will come in a single-use dispenser that can be given to someone suffering from a severe hypoglycemic episode. …

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Current Poll Question

Do you have a 504 plan for school?
Yes, we've done a 504 every year
Yes, this is the first year we've done a 504
Yes, but we haven't done one every year
No, not this year, but we have in the past
No, we've never done a 504
My child is an adult or I am an adult
I don't know what a 504 is

Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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October 4-6, 2019
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

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25-27 October 2019
De Vere Staverton Estate

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


Current DTeam Question

Question from Providence, Kentucky, USA:
My 11-year-old daughter was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Where can I find books to help me take care of her properly?
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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.