CWD News


Diabetes Life Lessons

July 17, 2024

After a wonderful, busy week at Friends for Life Orlando, I can’t help but reflect on the lessons that living with diabetes for the last 34 years has taught me. Many families and adults living with T1D shared their versions of the lessons living with diabetes has taught them, hoping to ease the burden of […]

Recapping ADA 2024

July 3, 2024

The Children with Diabetes team just returned from a steamy hot Orlando and the 84th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. As we unpack our bags and start our laundry from the trip, we can’t wait to share this recap of our time at the conference. Grab an iced coffee, and let’s get ready […]

CWD-JENIOUS Award: Supporting Diabetes Research

June 28, 2024

Children with Diabetes has collaborated with the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) for over 20 years. This collaboration has recently led to developing a partnership to help foster the relationship between diabetes researchers and people living with diabetes and their families. As a part of this partnership, the CWD-JENIOUS Award was created […]

Understanding Infusion Set Options

June 26, 2024

There are several ways to get insulin into your body, such as wearing insulin pumps or automated insulin delivery systems (AIDs). This can be very helpful since people come in all shapes and sizes, and one size rarely fits all. Knowing what options are available for the system you use can make all the difference […]

Diabetes Supplies: You’re Going to Need a Bigger Bag

June 19, 2024

When you have diabetes, you inevitably have to carry a lot of things with you. You have to be prepared for the many curveballs that diabetes can throw your way. How do you balance keeping enough supplies on hand and not carrying a giant backpack everywhere? It can be tricky, but it can be done! […]

I Glucagoned My Daughter

June 18, 2024

Last night we had a scare. If I am being honest, it’s always been my worst fear: a diabetes low blood sugar that is so LOW that my daughter doesn’t make it out on the other side. She’s almost 15 years old now and we’ve been dealing with diabetes for 12 of those years. As […]

Nausea with Lows and Diabetes Woes

June 12, 2024

It’s always amazed me how many little things can go wrong with the human body. So many complex systems work together so harmoniously that we often take it for granted. It’s very similar to a car – many things are working hard to get me from point A to point B, and I get very […]

Stepping Back While Moving Forward

June 12, 2024

My daughter has had diabetes since she was three years old. It was unexpected and unwelcome. It changed our lives and nothing has been the same since this diagnosis. We’ve had the highest of highs…literally. And, we’ve had the lowest of lows…also, literally. We’ve moved from multiple daily injections to three different types of insulin […]

The Impact of Friends for Life

June 5, 2024

How do you measure the impact of an event? How do you quantify something that is difficult to explain to someone who has not experienced it? Studies about diabetes camps have shown how much peer support benefits children with diabetes. One study showed that many adolescents with diabetes learn about safety related to high-risk behaviors […]

Weekly Basal Insulins: Could they be a Reality Soon?

May 22, 2024

It’s human nature to hope for better things and for some to focus on improving things. Historically, diabetes has been difficult, and many people have been unable to achieve their glucose management goals. The tools and technologies that we have today help a lot, but it’s not a perfect system. Researchers are still working hard […]