CWD News


An Interview with David Tarter, Mayor of Falls Church, VA

September 19, 2019

In just a few weeks, the CWD family will travel to Falls Church, VA for our Friends for Life Falls Church event, taking place October 4 – 6th. Today, we have the honor of talking with David Tarter, mayor of Falls Church, VA and dad to Anna, who has been living with type 1 diabetes […]

Diabetes Studies and Research Opportunities for September

September 18, 2019

Several studies and research opportunities are currently recruiting participants.  Check out the links below to see if you qualify, and thank you for being part of this important research! Tandem’s Control-IQ Hybrid Closed Loop Study in Children is recruiting and diaTribe has the details. T1D Exchange is conducting interviews with older adults (over age 55) with type […]

Xeris Pharmaceutical Gets FDA Approval

September 10, 2019

The team at Xeris Pharmaceutical has been given regulatory approval from the FDA for their ready to use liquid glucagon. According to the press release, “GVOKE is the first premixed, prefilled, premeasured liquid glucagon offering ease of use for pediatric and adult patients with diabetes ages 2 years and above or caregivers to rapidly treat […]

Join the Circle of Friends

September 4, 2019

Did you know that one of the CWD Board members is offering up a $25,000 matching gift to support this organization? Our goal is to provide world-class education and information to the diabetes community, and with your help, we can make Friends for Life a reality for more families living with diabetes. Because of Friends […]

Finding Fiffles in Falls Church

August 26, 2019

We know what it’s like to live with diabetes day in and day out, and it can feel overwhelming and isolating at times. But you don’t have to do it alone – we’re here for you! Join us at Friends for Life Falls Church on October 4 – 6, 2019 to connect with, learn from, […]

Diabetes Art and Poetry

August 21, 2019

Our community is filled with people who are telling their stories – athletes, musicians, singers, and poets alike. This week, we’re shining a spotlight on some poetry and prose from our CWD community, like this poem:  I Got Diabetes. Read more from our creative community and if you have a poem in your pocket that […]

Diabetes Studies Recruiting Now

August 17, 2019

Looking to participate in a clinical trial to help move the needle on diabetes research?  Here are some trials that are currently looking for participants: A new clinical trial, funded by JDRF, has been established to explore the combination of insulin, an SGLT inhibitor called dapagliflozin and approved for use in adults with T1D and […]

Recapping FFL 2019

August 12, 2019

Want to re-live a little Friends for Life magic? You can, because our official conference report is now available. From photos to session recaps, you can look back at the best of our 20th anniversary and then start making your plans to join us in 2020.  

Friends for Life make vacations magic

August 1, 2019

“Most folks head home from a Disney vacation with some classic goodies: pins (of course!), mouse ears and maybe even a new ‘Lion King’ plushie. But the bag of swag for a recent group of more than 2,000 vacationers had much more. Those vacationers went home with Disney treats, along with new friends, some great […]

Baqsimi Nasal Powder Glucagon Approved by FDA

July 25, 2019

A new option for treating severe hypoglycemia has been approved by the FDA – Baqsimi nasal powder glucagon, from Eli Lilly and Company. According to the press release, “Baqsimi, which is a powder administered into the nose, will come in a single-use dispenser that can be given to someone suffering from a severe hypoglycemic episode. […]