CWD News


Keeping up with Diabetes Appointments

June 27, 2023

Keeping up with Diabetes Appointments There are a lot of different appointments when it comes to diabetes. There are the obvious ones, but then there are some that tend to get put on the back burner. Here’s the rundown on what is recommended for PWD (people with diabetes). Prescribing Provider Ideally, PWD have access to […]

Why Everyone Wants a GLP1

June 20, 2023

Everyone is trying to get their hands on the fancy new weight loss drugs – which happen to be medications designed for people with diabetes. More specifically, they were originally designed for people with non-insulin dependent diabetes. However, there are some definite benefits for those of us who are insulin dependent as well. Here’s what […]

Barriers to Screening in Type 1 Diabetes

June 13, 2023

Barriers to Screening in Type 1 Diabetes Anita Swamy1, Marissa Town2, William H Polonsky3,4 1 Chicago Children’s Diabetes Center at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois; 2 Children With Diabetes, West Chester, Ohio; 3 Behavioral Diabetes Institute, San Diego, California; 4 University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California Abstract Since the consensus in opinion […]

Caregiver Fatigue: When Diabetes feels like a Boa Constrictor

May 31, 2023

As the month of May comes to a close, I find myself reflective upon the fact that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Yet, in the diabetes world, we don’t talk much about mental health, do we? Most of our diabetes chit-chat is about pumps or syringes and different types of insulin. We babble on […]

Why Attend Friends for Life

May 23, 2023

Friends for Life is an experience that can be difficult to describe; the closest that I can come up with is “diabetes camp on steroids,” but it doesn’t truly capture all the magic that happens every summer during Friends for Life Orlando. When Friends for Life started, the idea was for families to come together […]

Stress and BG’s

May 17, 2023

The amount of stress that we have undergone as humans in the last few years has been ridiculous. This is certainly not how I imagined I would be spending my adult life. It feels like every chance we get to come up for a breath after drowning in major horrible world event after major horrible […]

A Diabetes Mom with a Thousand Hugs

May 16, 2023

Diabetes moms—we are like regular moms, but we are different.  Watching your child receive a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes elevates you to a whole new level of motherhood and I’m almost certain that this chapter…the one about diabetes…was left out of all of the manuals that I read when I was preparing to become […]

TSA PreCheck and Teenagers

May 2, 2023

Thirteen years old. Teenagers. Last year, my twins became teenagers and I’m still in disbelief that we’ve all made it this far relatively unscathed. Along the way, we’ve added one diabetes diagnosis and one autism diagnosis. We’ve picked up three guinea pigs, two robo hamsters, one diabetes alert dog, one “regular” dog, and a partridge […]

Sick Day Guidelines 2023

April 25, 2023

Now that we have all emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are rebuilding our immune system.  This means we are catching all the germs our kids are bringing home from school, our coworkers are bringing into work, and whatever else our body catches. Since we were all isolated for so long, a lot […]

CWD’s 2022 Annual Report

April 19, 2023

We are happy to present the 2022 Children with Diabetes Annual Report. After two years of pandemic-induced isolation, we finally closed our Zoom apps, turned off our desktop cameras and lights, dusted off luggage, booked airplane tickets, made hotel reservations, and returned to traveling to Friends for Life conferences and professional diabetes meetings throughout the world. […]