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.


The CWDaily

Diabetes Art and Poetry

Our community is filled with people who are telling their stories – athletes, musicians, singers, and poets alike. This week, we’re shining a spotlight on some poetry and prose from our CWD community, like this poem:  I Got Diabetes. Read more from our creative community and if you have a poem in your pocket that …

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Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants: A new clinical trial, funded by JDRF, has been established to explore the combination of insulin, an SGLT inhibitor called dapagliflozin and approved for use in adults with T1D and …

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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.  

Current Poll Question

Would you or your child participate in a clinical trial?
Yes, we are in a clinical trial now
Yes, we've participated in the past
Yes, but we haven't participated yet
Maybe - it would depend on the trial
No, we wouldn't participate in a trial

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 Rhode Island, United States:
My son is playing football this year for his high school team and wears a pump and a CGM. Do you have any suggestions on what to get him to protect those sites while playing?
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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.