CWD News


Guiding Growth: Parenting for Diabetes Autonomy

April 16, 2024

Parenting is one of the most difficult jobs people experience. You want to be kind but not too passive, supportive but not an enabler. You want to give your children the world, but not spoil them. When you add a chronic disease, that means their life will be different than most of their peers, making […]

Our Visit to UFDI

April 3, 2024

At Children with Diabetes, we believe in providing care today while we await a cure tomorrow. As we focus on caring for and supporting people with type 1 diabetes, we anxiously await news on the next big breakthrough in research. Our friends at the University of Florida Diabetes Institute have been at the forefront of diabetes […]

Rights in the Workplace for PWD

April 2, 2024

In general, people with diabetes feel like diabetes should not stop them from living an everyday life (whatever that is). Since diabetes is ever-changing, it keeps you on your toes, which means that you may need accommodations to care for yourself appropriately and work or study as you desire. Definition of a Disability The legal […]

What’s So Great About Chickpeas?

March 20, 2024

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are legumes and part of the protein food group. Not only are they versatile and delicious, but they offer a plethora of health benefits, particularly for individuals managing diabetes. Packed with essential nutrients and having a low glycemic index, chickpeas can be a valuable addition to a healthy diet. […]

ATTD Updates for PWD

March 20, 2024

The CWD Team traveled to Florence, Italy, to attend the annual Advances in Treatments and Therapeutics in Diabetes conference and learn about the latest updates on diabetes care. Here are some updates that may be pertinent for PWD, their loved ones, and any healthcare professionals who work in diabetes. Artificial Intelligence for AID Algorithms Throughout […]

Wrapping Up ATTD 2024

March 20, 2024

Buongiorno! The Children with Diabetes team has just returned from ATTD 2024 (Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes). We can’t wait to tell you about our gelato-filled experience in Italy. Let’s grab a cozy chair, close our eyes, pretend that we are surrounded by the Tuscan countryside, and get started! ATTD is the leading international […]

When Your CGM Fails Away from Home

March 5, 2024

When traveling with T1D, we try to be prepared for anything. We pack extra supplies and keep them in our carry-on bag. We bring extra insulin so we don’t run out. We bring a meter and test strips even though we rarely use it anymore with CGM. But sometimes, we may not have enough of […]

Five Nutritional Benefits of Peanut Butter

February 28, 2024

Peanut butter, a beloved pantry staple, is more than just a tasty spread. Beyond its delectable flavor, peanut butter offers a rich source of essential nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Incorporating peanut butter into a balanced diet has many advantages, specifically for individuals managing diabetes. Plant-based protein: Peanut butter is an […]

Behind the Scenes of CWD & FFL

February 28, 2024

Despite being a small team, Children with Diabetes (CWD) is a non-profit organization that is able to accomplish many things! For two decades, it was run by only two people, Jeff Hitchcock and Laura Billetdeaux. They worked tirelessly and took few vacations for twenty years to grow CWD into the trusted, global resource that it […]

Automated Insulin Delivery Systems 2024

February 21, 2024

Diabetes technologies are changing quickly, so we at CWD want to make sure you have the up-to-date information on what’s available to you in the U.S. For your reference and to help with any decisions you may need to make, we put together this chart of the current Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) systems for people […]