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

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Team Orange

For seasoned Friends for Lifers, the green and orange bracelets show us that we’re not alone.  Green bracelets are for people living with diabetes, and orange bracelets are worn by people without diabetes who support a friend or family member with diabetes. These groups support one another, and the difference they make is felt in …

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Speaker Spotlight: Justin Masterson

Justin Masterson is a strategist and designer heavily rooted in the pursuit of deep human insight. His career began as a news anchor and feature producer for NPR, where he learned that every story is a human story, and that even the most complex problems are, at their core, human problems. He was thrilled to find …

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Won’t You Be my Fiffle?

“Fiffles have truly become my family and the experience of finding true friendship at a diabetes conference goes far beyond a diagnosis of diabetes.” Whether you call them “eff-eff-ells” or “fiffles,” the friends you make at Friends for Life will help make living with diabetes easier.  And this week, we’re very proud to host an …

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Current Poll Question

Do you take special precautions with your insulin in the summer heat?
Yes, I carry it in a Frio pack or similar
24%
Yes, I make sure it is not exposed to extreme temperatures
35%
Yes, but it's the same precautions I take throughout the year
17%
No, I don't think about temperature affecting my insulin
22%
Other
2%

Upcoming Friends for Life Conferences

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July 16-21, 2019
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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

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Current DTeam Question

Question from Alaska:
I took my five-year-old to the doctor for frequent headaches, increased thirst, and clumsiness. She gave me a monitor and said to check his blood sugar and return later to discuss the findings because the facility we visited would not perform a glucose tolerance test on a young child. Can you give me more information?
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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.