CWD News


Speaker Spotlight: Arthur Ainsberg

May 20, 2019

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!

May 13, 2019

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

May 13, 2019

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

May 9, 2019

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 […]

Diabetes Camps

May 6, 2019

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?

May 6, 2019

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

April 24, 2019

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

April 9, 2019

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!

April 8, 2019

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 […]

All New What’s New Newsletter

March 14, 2019

We’ve been delivering our What’s New newsletter since July of 1995 (whoa!) and in March 2019, we gave it a makeover to match the new look on our website. Each week we will bring you the latest in research news that matters, links to important stories in social media and the popular press, as well […]