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FFL Chats on YouTube

June 12, 2019

Sam Billetdeaux sat down with some of our Friends for Life faculty last summer, and the result is our new FFL Chats series on YouTube.  Hear from a duo with orange bracelets, a T1D strongman, a CWD board member, and more talking about their experiences at Friends for Life and why Children with Diabetes is […]

Speaker Spotlight: Jay Hewitt

May 29, 2019

Jay Hewitt is an athlete, attorney and keynote speaker. He is the only person with type 1 diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Long Distance Triathlon Team, racing three years for Team USA at the World Championships in Denmark, Sweden and Australia. He raced 14 ultra distance and Ironman triathlons – a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile […]

What’s with the Green Bracelets?

May 25, 2019

“The bracelets? They were a mix of necessity and practicality, sprinkled with some pretty significant magic.” Have you ever wondered why people with diabetes wear green bracelets at Friends for Life?  Laura Billetdeaux tells the story of the green bracelets, and how they’ve come to mean so much to the CWD community.

Friends for Life FAQs

May 21, 2019

Are you getting excited for Friends for Life Orlando?  (We definitely are!!!!  See all those exclamation points?)  Whether you’re a first timer or a returning Fiffle, Friends for Life Orlando provides the community, education, and those moments of “me, too!” that you’ve been searching for. And we understand that the conference has a lot of […]

Speaker Spotlight: Arthur Ainsberg

May 20, 2019

Arthur Ainsberg is a writer and a Wall Street executive. A veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Ainsberg has served in senior management and consulting roles at Oppenheimer, Odyssey Partners, and Morgan Stanley.  We are proud to have him as part of our FFL Orlando faculty this summer. Mr. Ainsberg is also a scholar […]

Submit Your Docu-Diabetes Video!

May 13, 2019

Can you show what life with diabetes is really like in 60 seconds or less? Share a glimpse in your diabetes life – highlight the funny, the serious, the insightful, the inspiring … whatever feels right. Use your cell phone, movie camera, or iPad to record. You’re the director! Videos are due by July 5th, […]

Speaker Spotlight: Richard Vaughn

May 13, 2019

Richard Vaughn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1945 at the age of six. He has lived with type 1 diabetes for 73 years, and does not have any of the serious diabetes complications.  Communicating online, and in person, with other people with diabetes is one of his favorite things to do. “The best […]

Keeping Diabetes a Secret

May 9, 2019

Today’s post is from one of our Friends for Life Orlando faculty members, Richard Vaughn.  Richard has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1945 and he shares his experiences regularly through different channels in the diabetes online community.  Today, Richard is offering the CWD team some insight on why he kept his diabetes a […]

Diabetes Camps

May 6, 2019

Summer is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about diabetes camp! Whether you’re a returning camper or new to the camp experience, diabetes camp is a place where being a kid with diabetes is the rule, not the exception.  Connect with other kids and share the fun of summer camp while managing diabetes under […]

Looking to Loop?

May 6, 2019

While many diabetes device companies are working to make closed loop artificial pancreas systems commercially available, people with diabetes are not waiting.  Patient and caregiver led design groups have been working hard to bring to life several versions of a do-it-yourself artificial pancreas system that patients can create using existing insulin pumps and continuous glucose […]