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Diabetes Art and Poetry

August 21, 2019

Our community is filled with people who are telling their stories – athletes, musicians, singers, and poets alike. This week, we’re shining a spotlight on some poetry and prose from our CWD community, like this poem:  I Got Diabetes. Read more from our creative community and if you have a poem in your pocket that […]

Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

August 17, 2019

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants: A new clinical trial, funded by JDRF, has been established to explore the combination of insulin, an SGLT inhibitor called dapagliflozin and approved for use in adults with T1D and […]

Recapping FFL 2019

August 12, 2019

Want to re-live a little Friends for Life magic? You can, because our official conference report is now available. From photos to session recaps, you can look back at the best of our 20th anniversary and then start making your plans to join us in 2020.  

Friends for Life make vacations magic

August 1, 2019

“Most folks head home from a Disney vacation with some classic goodies: pins (of course!), mouse ears and maybe even a new ‘Lion King’ plushie. But the bag of swag for a recent group of more than 2,000 vacationers had much more. Those vacationers went home with Disney treats, along with new friends, some great […]

Baqsimi Nasal Powder Glucagon Approved by FDA

July 25, 2019

A new option for treating severe hypoglycemia has been approved by the FDA – Baqsimi nasal powder glucagon, from Eli Lilly and Company. According to the press release, “Baqsimi, which is a powder administered into the nose, will come in a single-use dispenser that can be given to someone suffering from a severe hypoglycemic episode. […]

From Email to FFL

July 23, 2019

Did you know that Friends for Life started with one, simple email from a CWD mom? Twenty years ago, Laura Billetdeaux sent out an email with a quick query:  “Our family has a vacation planned the first week in June in Disney World. Would anyone like to come with us?”  And when 550 people showed […]


July 10, 2019

Looking to keep up with the latest from our 20th (!) Friends for Life conference next week? Follow the official hashtag #FFLOrlando19 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for as-they-happen stories from FFL.

It Happened at FFL …

July 9, 2019

“In that one moment, I knew this was where I belonged.” Julia shares a story from her first Friends for Life conference, where she found her first “diabetes moms,” and why this moment was such a game-changer for her. So many moments like this happen during the magical week that is Friends for Life. Whether […]

Speaker Spotlight: Cherise Shockley

July 2, 2019

We are proud to have powerhouse advocate Cherise Shockley as part of our 2019 Orlando faculty.  She’ll be joining a panel of diabetes online community leaders to talk about peer support and how the Internet can make a difference in your diabetes care. Cherise was diagnosed with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in adults) June 2004. […]

Behind the Scenes with FFL Faculty and Friends

July 1, 2019

Wondering who is behind some of your favorite Friends for Life sessions and programs?  Your FFL Chats host Sam Billetdeaux, living with type 1 diabetes, sits down with a dozen different Friends for Life personalities to talk diabetes, their experiences at FFL, and how they make diabetes work for them. Check out the full slate […]