CWD News


Friends for Life Seattle 2023 Recap

March 22, 2023

You’re going to have to slow down! I shouted this phrase while basically jogging behind my Children with Diabetes staff colleagues as we walked down the steep streets of Seattle. Slow down! It’s ironic, actually, because for the last several weeks, all that I’ve wanted is for time to speed up so that we could […]

Reverting to Manual Mode for Diabetes Care

Manual Mode

March 14, 2023

For the last five weeks, I have been doing multiple daily injections (MDI). This was the longest time that I have ever been on MDI in my life. After years of twice-daily split-mixed injections with regimented routines of breakfast – snack – lunch – snack – dinner – snack, I opted to get an insulin […]

Latest Research on Women with Diabetes

March 7, 2023

Did you know that women and girls have been repeatedly excluded from research throughout history? In fact, after thousands of babies were born with severe birth defects from a medication for morning sickness, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) banned women from participating in research if they were able to get pregnant.1 It’s understandable to want […]

Guten Tag from the Children with Diabetes Team

March 1, 2023

Guten Tag from the Children with Diabetes team! Last week, a small, but mighty group of CWD staff members grabbed our passports, packed our bags, and headed off to Berlin, Germany for the 16th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). As your personal tour guide to this event, I’m here to […]

Black History and Diabetes

February 21, 2023

Although there has been an uptick in reporting about racial and ethnic health disparities, the phenomenon is not new. As author Arleen Tuchman describes in her book, Diabetes: A History of Race and Disease, there is a long history of the medical field believing that there are biological differences between different races. This belief that […]

Bumping While Pumping

February 14, 2023

Let’s talk about it Whether you feel comfortable talking about it or not, sex is a normal part of life. That’s right; we’re talking about sexual intimacy because, as usual, diabetes makes things more complicated. The key to ensuring healthy sexual intimacy with diabetes is honest communication. This can seem intimidating when you are in […]

Confessions of a Diabetes Hoarder

February 7, 2023

I have a confession to make. I’m a diabetes supply hoarder…a diabetes supply “prepper”…a person who worries about the “diabetes apocalypse.” I know I’m not the only one, and in fact, we recently received a question to our CWD Answers section asking about what someone with diabetes could do if there were a zombie apocalypse. […]

Children with Diabetes…Preparing for Launch in 2023!

January 18, 2023

I’m sitting at the Orlando airport and am surrounded by travelers preparing to depart for their destinations across the country. Some are happily sipping their coffee and talking to their travel companions. Some are sleeping quietly while they wait to depart Orlando.  Some are dealing with crying children or helping elderly parents and companions navigate the airport […]

When the Parent has Diabetes

January 11, 2023

Your role as a parent is to teach your children as much as you can to prepare them for their future independence, or something like that. Your kids look to you for answers and guidance to many of life’s challenges. You teach them how to talk, walk, feed themselves, read, show empathy, wash dishes, do […]

This Year’s Resolution: Eat Healthy

January 4, 2023

January 1st is the beginning of a new year. A fresh start. Many people use this as motivation to set lofty goals focused on following a restrictive diet and/or losing weight, but the list of possible resolutions is endless. Unfortunately, many of these goals are left unmet within the first three weeks of the new […]