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Diabetes and your Kidneys: What you should know

April 20, 2022

As many of us are already painfully aware, diabetes affects everything in the body. But there are some areas that it affects more often than others, and for that reason we monitor a variety of things to make sure everything is working up to par. For people with diabetes, some of the biggest risks for […]

The Benefits of Diabetes Summer Camps

April 6, 2022

Now that the world is beginning to re-open and take us back to pre-pandemic times, we’re all trying to figure out how to take advantage of our renewed sense of freedom. If you have children, you’re probably starting to look at the calendar and figure out what summer camp options are available near you. CWD […]

Glucagon Options for People with Diabetes

March 30, 2022

When you have type 1 diabetes, your body stops making its own insulin. Additionally, the normal communication between the pancreas and the liver is disrupted. In someone without diabetes, the pancreas and the liver balance blood sugars through insulin and glucagon. Glucagon is a hormone that tells the liver to send glucose stores into the […]

Diabetes Can Be Complicated

March 23, 2022

Despite the significant advancements in type 1 diabetes care over the last ten years, along with having multiple different hybrid closed-loop systems available, most Americans are not achieving glycemic goals.1 Although it’s wonderful to celebrate the trend of decreasing occurrences of complications experienced by people with type 1 diabetes, it’s also important to understand the […]

Dousing the Flames of Diabetes Burnout

March 16, 2022

Many people around the world are feeling the effects of burnout from having lived through a pandemic for the last couple of years. They’re tired of wearing masks and social distancing, and I completely understand it. But when you experience burnout from your diabetes, you are unable to simply stop thinking about it; you have […]

Overcoming Challenges for Women with Diabetes

March 9, 2022

In 2021, we published an article about needing more research on people with diabetes assigned female at birth that discussed a lack of research on common challenges that women with diabetes experience. In this article, we will present research articles published since the last article relating to women with diabetes. Please note, that when we […]

Looking for Glucose Patterns

March 2, 2022

One of the advantages of diabetes technologies, particularly Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), is having access to blood glucose data. Much like the many fitness data collection devices, CGMs identify patterns for the wearer to aid in behavior modification. For example, if you see a pattern of high glucose levels after breakfast every day, you are […]

Tips and Hacks to Make Diabetes Easier

February 23, 2022

When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you learn all the “rules” from your diabetes care team, such as how, when, and where (on what body part) to take insulin; how to count carbohydrates; what to do when you are ill; and what devices you should consider using. But, sometimes, even when you do […]

CWD President’s Medal for Innovation

February 18, 2022

Children with Diabetes is proud to announce the first CWD President’s Medal for Innovation. The award is presented to the health care professional(s) that exemplifies extraordinary leadership in using innovation and advancements of technology for insulin delivery and devices that help people with diabetes live a normal life. The annual award recipient(s) have been selected […]

Tackling Health Disparities for Non-Hispanic Black Americans

February 16, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, CWD wants to recognize some of the organizations that are working diligently towards reducing racial health disparities in the U.S. Before we can do that, we will provide some important context so that the challenges and the work are better understood. What are health disparities or inequities? Health disparities […]

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