CWD News


Do you have glucagon at school?

November 20, 2019

There have been some major advancements in glucagon over the last year, and we’re encouraged to see more options for treating hypoglycemia on the horizon. With the availability of newer glucagon options, we’re interested in your experiences – if any – with glucagon use in your child’s school. This glucagon survey was created to find […]

Diabetes and Family

November 12, 2019

At Friends for Life, people with diabetes wear green bracelets. Green threads together the people who are playing host to diabetes. Orange bracelets are given to folks who don’t have diabetes, but who are also affected by diabetes. Our community thrives when these groups are leaning on and supporting one another. Diabetes is something that […]

Join the #CWDiabetesMonth Challenge!

November 1, 2019

It’s Diabetes Month (aka National Diabetes Awareness Month, or Diabetes Awareness Month), when society spends some time taking a peek into the life of people with diabetes.  This is our chance to show people what diabetes is all about, from the treatments and tools we’re fighting to have access for, to the ways that food […]

Diabetes Halloween Hacks

October 30, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner, and we know what it’s like to navigate such a candy-heavy day with diabetes on board. So we connected with our Fiffles to see how they handle diabetes and the Halloween fun. From “switch witch” to saving for lows, here are some tips and tricks on “hacking Halloween” from […]

2019 CWD Fellows

October 22, 2019

Ever wonder what clinicians think of Friends for Life?  What it’s like for our endocrinologists, dietitians, diabetes educators, and other healthcare professionals to view diabetes “in the wild” at Coronado Springs? Our CWD Fellows program offers the opportunity for clinicians specializing in diabetes to attend Friends for Life and really see what diabetes is like […]

What if every family living with T1D could attend Friends for Life?

October 15, 2019

Because of diabetes, we have our Friends for Life. Friends for Life conferences have been making life with diabetes easier for more than 20 years. Friends for Life conferences are the largest gatherings in the world of adults and families living with type 1 diabetes. Our conferences assemble world-renowned faculty to present on the latest […]

Baqsimi Now in Pharmacies

October 8, 2019

The FDA approval of nasal glucagon has been a very exciting development for our CWD family, and folks in our community are starting to integrate this new option into their care plan. We were interested in hearing about insurance coverage, access, and usability, so we asked our Facebook friends about roadblocks and success stories. Most […]

What does a low feel like?

October 3, 2019

What does a low blood sugar feel like to you? We connected with our community members on Instagram and the responses felt varied (but familiar, in that way that T1D always does) – “Cold.” “Panic.” “Into the void.” “Like I lose all connection with the world … a panic from the inside slowly approaching with […]

An Interview with David Tarter, Mayor of Falls Church, VA

September 19, 2019

In just a few weeks, the CWD family will travel to Falls Church, VA for our Friends for Life Falls Church event, taking place October 4 – 6th. Today, we have the honor of talking with David Tarter, mayor of Falls Church, VA and dad to Anna, who has been living with type 1 diabetes […]

Diabetes Studies and Research Opportunities for September

September 18, 2019

Several studies and research opportunities are currently recruiting participants.  Check out the links below to see if you qualify, and thank you for being part of this important research! Tandem’s Control-IQ Hybrid Closed Loop Study in Children is recruiting and diaTribe has the details. T1D Exchange is conducting interviews with older adults (over age 55) with type […]