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Screenside Chats with CWD

April 1, 2020

Now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected with your community, and with the constantly-changing health situation in the world right now, we’re doing our best as a organization to be nimble and responsive. Which is why, during these times when we can’t get together in person, we’ll connect via our own little fireside […]

Our First Virtual Friends for Life!

March 31, 2020

Making the decision to cancel our Indianapolis in-person event was important for the health of our community because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but cancelling an event?  Leaving our community without support?  That’s not our style. Which is why our CWD team proudly brought the diabetes community together for a day of education, inspiration, and community […]

Wash your hands!

March 18, 2020

“Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.” (Source: CDC) Need a refresher on how to properly wash your hands? Did you know that you should be washing your hands with warm water and […]

Social Distancing: Need Some Things to Do?

March 17, 2020

To say that we’re experiencing “weird times” would be an understatement, but we’re in these weird times together, so there’s comfort in knowing we’re all in the same boat … sitting a safe 6 feet away from one another, of course.  (Get used to jokes about social distancing, friends.  Just trying to keep things as […]

COVID-19 and Our Community

March 9, 2020

There are concerns about a new flu-like virus, COVID-19 or coronavirus, that is spreading rapidly around the world. Reading news updates about this virus can make you feel anxious or scared, but please keep in mind that there are things you can do to keep yourself informed, protected, and calm. Let’s walk through some of […]

Diabetes Job Description

March 6, 2020

One of the earliest diabetes community message boards was the Australian site, Reality Check. Their boards were very active and were home to discussions about diabetes and pregnancy, managing diabetes in the workplace, diabetes and relationships … and also some laugh-out-loud creative posts. One of our favorite posts on that board was The Job Description […]

Celebrating Storytellers: Stacey Simms

February 28, 2020

There are some amazing storytellers in the diabetes community, and many of those folks have spent years honing their craft through blogs, books, and videos.  Their stories of life with diabetes bring our community closer.  Sharing stories helps make the journey with diabetes less isolated and instead paved with hope and camaraderie. CWD board member, […]

Breaking: Recall and Medical Device Correction

February 17, 2020

We want to keep our CWD family up-to-date on the latest in research and technology developments, including issues and recalls. In the last week, Medtronic has recalled certain insulin pumps, and Insulet issued a medical device correction. The Medtronic recall, according to the FDA write-up, includes the following pumps: Recalled Product MiniMed 600 Series Insulin […]

Celebrating Love

February 14, 2020

Love is in the air!  Some of the best things that have come as a result of the diabetes community are the relationships, from friendships to romance to everything in between. And some of those relationships have gone on to become families; united by the pancreas, joined at the heart. Today, in celebration of Valentine’s […]

“That sounds like a good idea, Mom.”

February 11, 2020

Spare a Rose is a campaign to help provide insulin, diabetes supplies, and education to children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries around the world. The idea is simple: buy one less rose on Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that rose to Life for a Child. One rose – $5 – can […]

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