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Looking to keep up with the latest from our 20th (!) Friends for Life conference next week? Follow the official hashtag #FFLOrlando19 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for as-they-happen stories from FFL.

It Happened at FFL …

“In that one moment, I knew this was where I belonged.” Julia shares a story from her first Friends for Life conference, where she found her first “diabetes moms,” and why this moment was such a game-changer for her. So many moments like this happen during the magical week that is Friends for Life. Whether …

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Speaker Spotlight: Cherise Shockley

We are proud to have powerhouse advocate Cherise Shockley as part of our 2019 Orlando faculty.  She’ll be joining a panel of diabetes online community leaders to talk about peer support and how the Internet can make a difference in your diabetes care. Cherise was diagnosed with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in adults) June 2004. …

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Current Poll Question

How do you decide which diabetes devices to use?
Recommendations from my diabetes care team
Recommendations from friends
I use what my insurance company covers
Consulting online reviews
Cost dictates my decisions

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


Current DTeam Question

Question from Detroit, Michigan, USA:
My young granddaughter has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes was hospitalized for three days. When I was at the hospital, the nurse would give my granddaughter her insulin two hours after she ate. Should I be giving her insulin after two hours? Someone told me you should give the insulin a half-hour after eating.
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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.