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How to Fast Safely with Diabetes

April 14, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Fasting, which is the practice of not eating or drinking for an extended period of time, is something that many people do for many different reasons. This week marks the beginning of Ramadan, and with it brings challenges for people with diabetes who want to participate […]

The Personal Experience of Sharing Your Blood Glucose Data

April 7, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Imagine you have a device on you at all times that clearly shows every up and down of your blood sugar levels, and someone else is watching those levels. And it’s not just the data that is on display, but sometimes it can be all of […]

Get to Know Dido!

April 6, 2021

For a few weeks this spring, the CWD team had the honor and pleasure of working with the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative Fellowship Program. Through that program, we were able to connect with a Chilean advocate and graphic designer named Macarena Zapata, who is the creator and designer behind Dido.  Check out our […]

Diabetes Identity

March 31, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES My friends with diabetes and I often joke which came first, the type A personality tendencies or the type 1 diabetes? When you’re diagnosed with diabetes at a young age, it’s hard to say what pieces of your personality are attributed to growing up with a […]

From Laura: Let’s Figure It Out

March 30, 2021

We went for a hike. It was a chilly day in early April, with just a hint of the coming spring, and we needed to get outdoors. To breathe fresh air. To walk a few miles on Nature Conservancy land. To be somewhere other than hiding in the house, like we have been for the […]

Ultra Rapid Insulins Used in Insulin Pumps

March 24, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES One of the barriers to achieving “optimal glycemic control” is having insulin that works fast enough to match the absorption of foods. The rapid acting insulins that we currently have available take 20-30 minutes to be absorbed into the blood stream. In order to try and […]

March Minute Madness

March 17, 2021

Hello Team CWD!  We are excited to bring another challenge to the calendar: March Minute Madness. This March Minute Madness is designed to focus on the amount of time we are active. There will be no goal other than the one you set for yourself. There will be no “required activity” other than what you require […]

Why We Need Friends with Diabetes (FWD)

March 17, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES When you live with diabetes, which is something that doesn’t ever go away, requires constant monitoring and decision-making, and it doesn’t always play by the rules … having friends who really “get it” can truly be life changing. It helps to have someone you can text […]

In Pursuit of Answers

March 16, 2021

In four weeks, the Friends for Life leadership team will be in Orlando. Yep, we’ll have feet on the ground at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. We will be meeting with the Coronado management team, trying to route the way forward to an in-person Friends for Life Orlando this July. Over the past few months, I’ve […]

Diabetes Technology Initiation

March 10, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Diabetes technology has completely transformed in the last ten years. Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), Flash Glucose Monitors (FGMs), Hybrid Closed Loop Systems (HCLs), all help people with diabetes manage blood sugars more easily. But when is the “right” time for someone to start a new diabetes […]

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