CWD News


Resolutions 2020

December 27, 2019

Marking the start of a new year usually has people thinking about the changes they’d like to make.  Sometimes it’s a goal to lose weight, or start exercising.  Other times, resolutions can include joining a reading club, or donating to more charities, or spending more time with friends and family. For people with diabetes, a […]

FDA Approves Tandem’s Control IQ

December 13, 2019

FDA approval for Control IQ has arrived! According to the press release from December 13, 2019, “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today authorized marketing of the Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology, an interoperable automated glycemic controller device that automatically adjusts insulin delivery to a person with diabetes by connecting to an alternate controller-enabled insulin […]

We Did It!

December 4, 2019

We did it! Your generosity and support helped Children with Diabetes hit our Giving Tuesday goal, raising enough money to unlock a $25,000 gift match from one of our Board members. We are humbled, grateful, and inspired, and we cannot say thank you enough. With this additional $50,000, our CWD team can bring Friends for […]

Thankful for You

November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is celebrated this Thursday in the United States. Soon, tables will be set with a Thanksgiving feast and families and friends will gather together.  (And make sure you pre-bolus!  Sorry … diabetes will also be joining us at the table; always smart to plan ahead.) We checked in with our CWD community to see […]

Do you have glucagon at school?

November 20, 2019

There have been some major advancements in glucagon over the last year, and we’re encouraged to see more options for treating hypoglycemia on the horizon. With the availability of newer glucagon options, we’re interested in your experiences – if any – with glucagon use in your child’s school. This glucagon survey was created to find […]

Diabetes and Family

November 12, 2019

At Friends for Life, people with diabetes wear green bracelets. Green threads together the people who are playing host to diabetes. Orange bracelets are given to folks who don’t have diabetes, but who are also affected by diabetes. Our community thrives when these groups are leaning on and supporting one another. Diabetes is something that […]

Join the #CWDiabetesMonth Challenge!

November 1, 2019

It’s Diabetes Month (aka National Diabetes Awareness Month, or Diabetes Awareness Month), when society spends some time taking a peek into the life of people with diabetes.  This is our chance to show people what diabetes is all about, from the treatments and tools we’re fighting to have access for, to the ways that food […]

Diabetes Halloween Hacks

October 30, 2019

Halloween is right around the corner, and we know what it’s like to navigate such a candy-heavy day with diabetes on board. So we connected with our Fiffles to see how they handle diabetes and the Halloween fun. From “switch witch” to saving for lows, here are some tips and tricks on “hacking Halloween” from […]

2019 CWD Fellows

October 22, 2019

Ever wonder what clinicians think of Friends for Life?  What it’s like for our endocrinologists, dietitians, diabetes educators, and other healthcare professionals to view diabetes “in the wild” at Coronado Springs? Our CWD Fellows program offers the opportunity for clinicians specializing in diabetes to attend Friends for Life and really see what diabetes is like […]

What if every family living with T1D could attend Friends for Life?

October 15, 2019

Because of diabetes, we have our Friends for Life. Friends for Life conferences have been making life with diabetes easier for more than 20 years. Friends for Life conferences are the largest gatherings in the world of adults and families living with type 1 diabetes. Our conferences assemble world-renowned faculty to present on the latest […]