CWD News


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 […]

Amplifying Voices

June 8, 2020

Amplifying stories from people with diabetes is part of our mission, and we’re working to increase visibility for all people with diabetes. Watch Cherise Shockley, founder of #dsma, @WOCdiabetes, and diaTribe Community Manager, engage with CWD board member Kerri Sparling for a discussion about the diabetes online community, inclusion, and strategies for sharing more stories. […]

June 8 – MoFFL Meet Up!

June 8, 2020

Happy Monday!  Do you have plans tonight at 8 pm eastern?  Join the MoFFL’s (Moms of Friends for Life) for a Virtual Happy Hour! We will be meeting via Zoom on Monday, June 8 at 8:00pm ET / 5:00pm PT. The theme for this week is “Wear your FFL gear.” You’ll need to register in […]

MoFFLs Making Connections

May 27, 2020

Moms can calculate a carb count from 50 feet away, pull glucose tabs and juice boxes of out thin air when needed, and keep both kids with and without diabetes afloat with what looks like ease … but we know that parents do best when they’re bolstered by their peers.  And here at CWD, we’re […]

PWD during a Pandemic

May 21, 2020

We’re now several months into this COVID-19 experience, and people have had varying responses, experiences, fears, and triumphs.  Managing diabetes can be a challenge on the average day, and adding concerns about a global pandemic can send things into a tailspin. But take heart – there are thousands of families affected by diabetes who are […]

Want to Connect Virtually?

May 6, 2020

With COVID-19 changing the way we connect and learn from our community, there are a number of virtual events taking place in the coming days.  Here’s a snapshot of some events that may be of interest, including some from our own CWD team: The Month of May: Spread Out the 5k! Children with Diabetes is […]

Friends for Life Has Gone Virtual!

April 22, 2020

Good morning, CWD friends.  We are proud that our Friends for Life conference is internationally recognized, globally attended, and supported by staff and faculty who are on this diabetes journey together. And while our mission remains unchanged, our ways of connecting with one another in 2020 are being modified for safety because of the COVID-19 […]