CWD News

Does the need for healthcare influence career and job decisions?

If you have type 1 diabetes in the United States, you need health insurance to help pay for medication, devices, and healthcare services (endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, etc.). We’re running a survey to get a sense for whether or not people with type 1, or who have a family member with type 1, make job or career choices based on this need for health insurance.

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Spare a Rose 2019

Initiated by a group of members from the Diabetes Online Community, the Spare a Rose campaign raises funds for the Life for a Child program. The first campaign took place in 2013 and every year since the community has come together to make a difference in the lives of children living with diabetes in less-resourced countries. Children with Diabetes has been a supporter of this effort since it began, and we proudly help spread the word this February … and every February. Spare a Rose attracts many smaller donations which, together equal thousands of dollars, showing the impact even the […]

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Lessons from Friends for Life Orlando

The bell tells us we are just above 10,000 feet; it seems far enough away from Orlando now to begin to process the last few days as part of Friends for Life 2016. When your child is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you feel shocked, disoriented, and alone: everything you thought you knew about your child’s health and potentially his/her future is called into question, and chances are good you had no idea it was coming. There is now no plan. You might liken that moment to a venomous snakebite by the pool on your honeymoon: joy and freedom […]

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Share Your Story

What’s your story? Our community is driven by stories from families living with type 1 diabetes, and we’d love to hear yours. Send stories about your T1D experiences to our editorial team and we’ll feature you on our website.

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FFL Seattle is Coming – March 29 – 31, 2019

The FFL Seattle conference is open for registration.     Have you attended a Friends for Life conference before? Wondering if it’s for you?  Here’s what some folks have to say about their FFL experience: “Friends for Life personally changed my own life. It showed me that there is a place for everybody in this world.”  – Michelle Auerbach “Other entities may certainly offer some of that in the guise of events and camps, but when it comes to the entire family unit, few do it as well and as completely as Children with Diabetes and their Friends for Life […]

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Welcome to the New Children with Diabetes Website!

Jeff Hitchcock, founder and president, began Children with Diabetes in 1995 in response to his daughter Marissa’s diabetes diagnosis at the age of two. The idea was — and continues to be — to share experiences with other families, so that together, we can all make a difference in the lives of everyone living with type 1 diabetes. And since our website went live in 1995, we’ve been an integral part of the diabetes online community. And today,  we’re proud to be launching our new online space. Welcome! Over the next few months, we’ll be rolling out many new features […]

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