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Friends for Life Fall 2021: The Highlights

November 17, 2021

Missed the week of live events at our Friends for Life Fall 2021 virtual celebration? No problem! We have the recordings ready for replay on CWD’s website. Here is a quick rundown on what the sessions covered so you can pick which you want hear or listen to in the background while you’re working (we […]

CWD Celebrates 100 Years by Fundraising for the Future

November 16, 2021

Thank you to everyone who fundraised and donated to CWD’s historic 100 Years of Us Campaign – our largest campaign to date! CWD is powered by science and empowered by your support – every donation truly makes a difference and allows us to fulfill our mission. Didn’t get a chance to give? It’s not too […]

Support and Training When Starting CGM

November 10, 2021

Since continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems were introduction many years ago, when a person with diabetes first got one, they would receive in-person training to be sure they understood how the CGM worked. This included learning how to insert the device, calibrate if needed, that traditional finger-stick blood sugar measurement is a different from interstitial […]

Working to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

November 3, 2021

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune illness in which the body attacks the cells that make insulin, called beta cells. For the last few decades, scientists have been researching ways to interrupt this autoimmune process. The two main focuses for this research are preventing or delaying diagnosis and slowing the disease progression for people who […]

CWD’s Founder Receives ISPAD Hero Award for 2021

October 29, 2021

Jeff Hitchcock, CWD’s founder and president, was selected to receive the ISPAD Hero Award for 2021 in recognition of his work in creating and running Children with Diabetes and for the impact that CWD’s Friends for Life conferences have had on families living with type 1 diabetes. The ISPAD Hero Award identifies and honors non-clinicians* […]

Health Care Providers Weigh in on DIY Closed Loop Systems

October 27, 2021

The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Diabetes World has been back in the news recently and more health care professionals who work in diabetes have been publishing articles sharing their experiences with these systems as well. However, since the DIY systems are diabetes care tools that were created by patients outside of the normal approval process, there is […]

Psychosocial Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

October 20, 2021

When you live with type 1 diabetes, your everyday normal activities both affect your blood glucose levels and are affected by your blood glucose levels. Every time that you want to eat, exercise, drive, go for a walk around your neighborhood, go out for a drink with friends, there are extra considerations that you have […]

What is Double Diabetes?

October 13, 2021

You may have heard the term “double diabetes,” but what does that mean? A recent publication in the journal BMC Endocrine Disorders looks at how obesity relates to double diabetes in adults with type 1 diabetes.1 Double diabetes is defined as having type 1 diabetes in combination with insulin resistance, which is the main feature […]

Type 1 Diabetes and SLGT2 Inhibitors

October 5, 2021

Managing type 1 diabetes and keeping blood sugars within target ranges is complex and challenging. Since 2005, there have been six new medication classes brought to the market in the United States for treating diabetes.1 While many were aimed to help the rising number of people with type 2 diabetes, two classes of medications have […]

Hypoglycemia Unawareness

September 29, 2021

Diabetes experts believe that around 25% of people living with type 1 diabetes have impaired awareness of hypoglycemia, or hypoglycemia unawareness.1 Given that there are very real acute risks of having hypoglycemia, being able to recognize when your blood sugar is either low or dropping can be lifesaving. In 2021, researchers in the Netherlands conducted […]