Friends for Life FAQs
Are you getting excited for Friends for Life Orlando? (We definitely are!!!! See all those exclamation points?) Whether you’re a first timer or a returning Fiffle, Friends for Life Orlando provides the community, education, and those moments of “me, too!” that you’ve been searching for. And we understand that the conference has a lot of […]
Speaker Spotlight: Arthur Ainsberg
Arthur Ainsberg is a writer and a Wall Street executive. A veteran of the financial services industry, Mr. Ainsberg has served in senior management and consulting roles at Oppenheimer, Odyssey Partners, and Morgan Stanley. We are proud to have him as part of our FFL Orlando faculty this summer. Mr. Ainsberg is also a scholar […]
Submit Your Docu-Diabetes Video!
Can you show what life with diabetes is really like in 60 seconds or less? Share a glimpse in your diabetes life – highlight the funny, the serious, the insightful, the inspiring … whatever feels right. Use your cell phone, movie camera, or iPad to record. You’re the director! Videos are due by July 5th, […]
Speaker Spotlight: Richard Vaughn
Richard Vaughn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1945 at the age of six. He has lived with type 1 diabetes for 73 years, and does not have any of the serious diabetes complications. Communicating online, and in person, with other people with diabetes is one of his favorite things to do. “The best […]
Keeping Diabetes a Secret
Today’s post is from one of our Friends for Life Orlando faculty members, Richard Vaughn. Richard has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1945 and he shares his experiences regularly through different channels in the diabetes online community. Today, Richard is offering the CWD team some insight on why he kept his diabetes a […]
Summer is coming, and it’s time to start thinking about diabetes camp! Whether you’re a returning camper or new to the camp experience, diabetes camp is a place where being a kid with diabetes is the rule, not the exception. Connect with other kids and share the fun of summer camp while managing diabetes under […]
Looking to Loop?
While many diabetes device companies are working to make closed loop artificial pancreas systems commercially available, people with diabetes are not waiting. Patient and caregiver led design groups have been working hard to bring to life several versions of a do-it-yourself artificial pancreas system that patients can create using existing insulin pumps and continuous glucose […]
April 2019 Research Opportunities
The Children with Diabetes team believes firmly in the power of good science, and we want to keep our community up-to-date on the latest research opportunities. Check out the links below to see some current studies that are recruiting, and be sure to subscribe to our What’s New newsletter to get the latest in diabetes research, […]
Aaron J. Kowalski Appointed as JDRF President and CEO
According to a press release from April 9, the JDRF Board has appointed leading diabetes researcher and advocate Aaron J. Kowalski, Ph.D. as their new President and CEO. Dr. Kowalski is the first person with type 1 diabetes to lead the research organization, and he brings more than 30 years of lived experience with T1D […]
Blood Sugar Management – Refreshed!
We’re working hard to update the Children with Diabetes website, including adding new resources for our families and more detailed content. One of our new hubs is our Blood Sugar Management page, with information on A1C, insulin, pre-bolusing, mini-dose glucagon for hypos, and medications beyond insulin. New pages are being added weekly, so check back […]