CWD News


When Your Child Gets Diabetes

July 13, 2022

One of the biggest decisions in a person’s life is whether or when to become a parent. If you decide to become a parent, one of the things you wish for is a healthy, happy child. Sometimes, your child is healthy for most of their life aside from the normal colds, flus, and now COVID-19. […]

Tips on Adjusting Insulin

June 29, 2022

Earlier this year, we published an article about Looking for Glucose Patterns about how to identify patterns in your glucose levels. The follow-up is what to do when you find certain patterns, whether it’s adjusting insulin doses, changing the timing of insulin dosing, or reaching out to your healthcare team because you need guidance; we […]

Announcing the CWD Journey Awards

June 29, 2022

Living with type 1 diabetes can be incredibly challenging and the work required for daily life deserves special recognition. As such, Children with Diabetes is excited to share that through the new CWD Journey Awards program, there will continue to be a recognition of the work required to thrive with type 1 diabetes. Medals marking 10, 25, […]

Sometimes Diabetes Can’t Take the Heat

June 22, 2022

It’s summer for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the new season comes the usual increase in temperature. Add climate change and the continuing rise in temperature on our planet into the mix, and it creates some very concerning risks for people with diabetes and other chronic conditions. These risks are even […]

CWD Beyond Friends for Life – ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions

June 14, 2022

After the amazing experience everyone heard about Children with Diabetes’ (CWD) events at the Advanced Technologies and Therapeutics in Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Barcelona, many people in the diabetes professional world were asking about what events CWD was hosting at the ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most people think of Friends for […]

Developments in Autoimmunity Screening: ASK Program

June 8, 2022

Autoimmunity Screening for Kids Study (ASK) is based at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Aurora, Colorado. ASK is a general population screening effort to identify children who are likely to get type 1 diabetes (T1D) or who may have undiagnosed celiac disease (CD). T1D and CD are the most common autoimmune diseases […]

CGM Alarm Fatigue

June 1, 2022

When you have a device that monitors your glucose levels as a person with type 1 diabetes, you are likely quite familiar with alerts and alarms. At diabetes events, like Friends for Life conferences, or diabetes camps, you will hear an assortment of alarms from pumps, CGMs, smart phones, etc. It can even be fun […]

Finding your Footing with Physical Activity and T1D

May 25, 2022

Physical activity has many benefits for both physical and mental health, and yet there are many people who are not meeting the recommended weekly amount of exercise. This could be due in part to the many common barriers to exercise: time, energy, accessibility, motivation, etc. People with type 1 diabetes may experience the same barriers […]

Monitoring and Treating Ketones with T1D

May 18, 2022

Ketones can be like kryptonite for people with type 1 diabetes, and the symptoms of ketone build up are often what lead to the diagnosis of T1D. People are increasingly being diagnosed in what’s known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can be life-threatening. Understanding what ketones are, how to measure ketone levels, and what to […]

Confronting Depression with Diabetes

May 11, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month is here again and, with it, a reminder of how important maintaining mental wellness is for all of us. Our mental health affects our physical health, our relationships, and our quality of life.1 It also has a huge impact on diabetes management – and people with diabetes who have depression or […]