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Join us in Anaheim!

Craving that meaningful reconnection? Join us for Friends for Life Anaheim from October 25-27, 2024 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California..

Immerse yourself in a supportive community of world-renowned faculty, adults, children, and families living with diabetes – including siblings and children of adults with type 1 diabetes. This incredible weekend offers enriching educational sessions with cutting-edge diabetes management ideas, engaging discussion groups, and a platform to share your own story while motivating and supporting others who walk a similar path.



Registration Icon   Registration cost for all ages: $250

Reserving Your Hotel

Registration Icon   FFL Hotel: Disneyland Hotel

Hotel rooms in CWD’s block are available beginning at $279 per night. Access to the official Friends for Life Anaheim room block will be granted after completing your registration. The room block link will appear in the registration portal.

Thanks to our 2024 Regional Conference Sponsors!

Gvoke Exhibit Hall

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor?

A limited number of exhibitor spaces may be available. Please contact Matt Point for availability.


Conference Schedule at a Glance

Friday, October 25, 2024

Registration opens at 5:00 pm. Stop by to pick up your name badge, conference t-shirt, and green/orange bracelets nice and early! It's very easy to find other FFLs – look for the bracelets and conference tees!

Saturday, October 26, 2024

Sessions for adults and children begin at 9:00 am and run all day. Carb counted Opening Keynote Breakfast and lunch buffet will keep you well fed. Visit exhibitors from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Sunday, October 27, 2024

Carb counted breakfast buffet starts the day off right, followed by sessions all day for parents, adults, and kids. Fond farewells at the end of the day.

Girls with Bracelets

Why We Wear Green + Orange Bracelets

The bracelets? They were a mix of necessity and practicality, sprinkled with some pretty significant magic. Attendees who wear green bracelets are living with type 1 diabetes, everyone else—their parent, guardian, spouse, significant other, friend, etc.—wear orange bracelets. But the “magic” is what these green and orange bracelets have come to mean. The magic has been added by this green and orange – and sometimes yellow – amazing international tribe, tens of thousands of people strong, over a span of twenty years.

Is Friends for Life just for children and their families?

No! In 2023, over 21% of attendees were adults living with T1D.

Families and Individuals

Families & Individuals with T1D

including toddlers, tweens, teens and young adults, as well as siblings

Adults with T1D

Adult with T1D Their Partners

and spouses, and their children and friends


Siblings and Children

who, even though they don't have diabetes, they still live with diabetes 


Grandparents & Other Caregivers

who are supporting their family members with type 1 diabetes


Health Care Professionals

who work with people living with type 1 diabetes (CEUs are not offered)

Friends for Life Orlando is a community who truly gets it. It’s a place where you can drop your guard, share your stories, and feel completely understood without judgment. It means a lot to be around folks who truly understand and support each other.

–Jordan, Significant Other to a T1D