CWD News


Celebrating Storytellers: Stacey Simms

February 28, 2020

There are some amazing storytellers in the diabetes community, and many of those folks have spent years honing their craft through blogs, books, and videos.  Their stories of life with diabetes bring our community closer.  Sharing stories helps make the journey with diabetes less isolated and instead paved with hope and camaraderie. CWD board member, […]

Breaking: Recall and Medical Device Correction

February 17, 2020

We want to keep our CWD family up-to-date on the latest in research and technology developments, including issues and recalls. In the last week, Medtronic has recalled certain insulin pumps, and Insulet issued a medical device correction. The Medtronic recall, according to the FDA write-up, includes the following pumps: Recalled Product MiniMed 600 Series Insulin […]

“That sounds like a good idea, Mom.”

February 11, 2020

Spare a Rose is a campaign to help provide insulin, diabetes supplies, and education to children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries around the world. The idea is simple: buy one less rose on Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that rose to Life for a Child. One rose – $5 – can […]

From CDE to DCES (Diabetes Care and Education Specialist)

January 24, 2020

A new specialty title, Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (DCES), was announced on January 22, 2020 and the AADE name changed to the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists. This reflects DCESs leadership position in diabetes care and education and more accurately describes all that DCESs do for people with diabetes. Diabetes Care and […]

Enrollment open for a study of an investigational insulin

January 15, 2020

The team at Lilly Diabetes Care are currently seeking children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes to participate in a multinational clinical trial. Participants must be on multiple daily injections using an insulin pen or syringe. This study will compare an investigational ultra-rapid insulin to current treatment in controlling blood sugars. Find criteria and other […]

Lilly Expands Insulin Affordability Options

January 14, 2020

Eli Lilly and Company today announced plans to add two more cost-saving options to its suite of solutions for people who use Lilly insulin by introducing lower-priced versions of Humalog Mix75/25 KwikPen (insulin lispro protamine and insulin lispro injectable suspension 100 units/mL) and Humalog Junior KwikPen (insulin lispro injection 100 units/mL). Both insulins will have […]

Celebrating Siblings

January 13, 2020

When a family member is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, that diagnosis affects the entire family.  And for siblings of kids with diabetes, adjusting to life with diabetes in the family can have ups and downs that rival blood sugar graphs on the most rollercoaster days. At Children with Diabetes, we recognize how important the […]

FDA approves Fiasp for treatment of children with diabetes

January 7, 2020

The team at Novo Nordisk has been busy this month. Yesterday, their team sent out a press release announcing that the FDA has approved Fiasp insulin for the treatment of children with diabetes. According to the release, “Fiasp is now available for use in children and adults in three different dosing options: multiple daily injections […]

Novo Nordisk Launches My$99Insulin Program

January 6, 2020

On January 2, Novo Nordisk issued a press release outlining their My$99Insulin Program, follow-on brands of insulins, and an Immediate Supply option, helping to expand their insulin affordability options for people with diabetes in need, specifically addressing the issue of insulin rationing. Here’s what is now available: My$99Insulin: For $99, patients with diabetes can get […]

Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

December 31, 2019

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research in 2020?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants, or will be in the very near future: will soon be recruiting for the Prepivotal Omnipod Horizon Automated Glucose Control System. A research team is seeking users of DIY […]