CWD News


How I Managed Diabetes on My Summer Vacation

September 9, 2020

Did you venture out to the beach this summer? Go on any hikes? Finally figure out that coveted pizza bolus? Did you switch diabetes devices during the hot, hot heat of summer? Did you spend multiple hours on hold with your insurance company? Did you drink a too-warm juice box to treat a low? How […]

FDA Approves Minimed 770G Insulin Pump for People with T1D

September 1, 2020

Medtronic has just gained FDA approval for their next generation of insulin pump – the Minimed 770G hybrid closed loop system. The press release states that the “newest insulin pump system offers the company’s most advanced SmartGuard™ technology, as featured in the MiniMed 670G system, with the added benefits of smartphone connectivity and an expanded […]

MoFFL Meetup on August 17th!

August 12, 2020

Join the MoFFL’s (Moms of Friends for Life) for a Virtual Happy Hour! We will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, August 17 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. The theme is COVID Hair We Don’t Care: Wear your favorite hat! Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation […]

Help Change the Future of Diabetes Care and Treatment

August 5, 2020

Our friends at the T1D Exchange need your help!  The T1D Exchange is dedicated to improving care for people affected by type 1 diabetes through the use of real-world and clinic-derived data to drive research and innovation. The organization has amassed a comprehensive database of type 1 diabetes health information, providing clinicians, researchers, industry partners […]

MoFFL Meetup on August 3rd!

July 28, 2020

Join the MoFFLs (Moms of Friends for Life) for a Virtual Happy Hour! The MoFFLs will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, August 3 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. Show your MOFFL spirit and wear your favorite FFL shirt for the happiest hour with your best friends! Register in advance for this meeting: […]

That VFFLO Feeling

July 22, 2020

While our team recovers from the fun and excitement of our first Virtual Friends for Life Orlando (VFFLO) event, held online last week, we took some time to reflect on what just happened, and why it matters.  CWD President, Jeff Hitchcock, and VP of Education and Programming, Laura Billetdeaux, shared some of their initial thoughts. […]

A Letter From Laura

June 30, 2020

In the CWD weekly staff meetings, we’ve been working through all the details of our upcoming Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 conference.  We’re excited for what’s coming, but of course there are moments when we stop and think about what we’re not able to do this year.  COVID-19 has reshaped so much of how […]

Abbott Releases the FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM

June 15, 2020

The diabetes team at Abbott has issued a press release today, stating that their FreeStyle Libre 2 iCGM has been cleared in the US for adults and children with diabetes, achieving what they are highlighting as the highest levels of accuracy and performance standards. “We’re thrilled to bring our next generation technology on our world-leading […]

More Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

June 9, 2020

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: Closed Loop From Onset in Type 1 Diabetes (CLOuD) – The purpose of the study is to use a novel […]

Advocating Safely

June 8, 2020

As a person living with type 1 diabetes, have you ever thought about what would happen to you if you are stopped by police, detained, or arrested? If your child has T1D, do you feel that he or she is prepared for this encounter? While a surprise interaction with a law enforcement officer may never […]