CWD News


Healthcare Heroes

April 15, 2020

With COVID-19 dominating the headlines these last few weeks, and most likely for several weeks to come, we’re hearing about those who are on the frontlines of this health crisis. The nurses and doctors, the first responders, and the folks who are working in essential jobs to make sure that our health and well-being is […]

Novo Nordisk offers free 90-day insulin supply to people experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19

April 15, 2020

The team at Novo Nordisk has created a program to help people access insulin during the pandemic.  According to the press release, “People with diabetes using Novo Nordisk Inc. insulin who have lost health insurance coverage because of a change in job status due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be eligible for enrollment in […]

New $35 Co-Pay Now Available Through Lilly Insulin Value Program in Response to COVID-19 Crisis in U.S.

April 7, 2020

Lilly is allowing anyone with commercial insurance, and without insurance at all, to fill their monthly prescription of Lilly insulin for $35, according to a press release issued on April 7, 2020. This new program, called the Lilly Insulin Value Program, is in response to the crisis caused by COVID-19. “Too many people in the […]

Screenside Chats with CWD

April 1, 2020

Now, more than ever, it’s important to stay connected with your community, and with the constantly-changing health situation in the world right now, we’re doing our best as a organization to be nimble and responsive. Which is why, during these times when we can’t get together in person, we’ll connect via our own little fireside […]

Our First Virtual Friends for Life!

March 31, 2020

Making the decision to cancel our Indianapolis in-person event was important for the health of our community because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but cancelling an event?  Leaving our community without support?  That’s not our style. Which is why our CWD team proudly brought the diabetes community together for a day of education, inspiration, and community […]

Wash your hands!

March 18, 2020

“Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.” (Source: CDC) Need a refresher on how to properly wash your hands? Did you know that you should be washing your hands with warm water and […]

Social Distancing: Need Some Things to Do?

March 17, 2020

To say that we’re experiencing “weird times” would be an understatement, but we’re in these weird times together, so there’s comfort in knowing we’re all in the same boat … sitting a safe 6 feet away from one another, of course.  (Get used to jokes about social distancing, friends.  Just trying to keep things as […]

COVID-19 and Our Community

March 9, 2020

There are concerns about a new flu-like virus, COVID-19 or coronavirus, that is spreading rapidly around the world. Reading news updates about this virus can make you feel anxious or scared, but please keep in mind that there are things you can do to keep yourself informed, protected, and calm. Let’s walk through some of […]

Diabetes Job Description

March 6, 2020

One of the earliest diabetes community message boards was the Australian site, Reality Check. Their boards were very active and were home to discussions about diabetes and pregnancy, managing diabetes in the workplace, diabetes and relationships … and also some laugh-out-loud creative posts. One of our favorite posts on that board was The Job Description […]

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, […]