CWD News


CWD’s 2022 Annual Report

April 19, 2023

We are happy to present the 2022 Children with Diabetes Annual Report. After two years of pandemic-induced isolation, we finally closed our Zoom apps, turned off our desktop cameras and lights, dusted off luggage, booked airplane tickets, made hotel reservations, and returned to traveling to Friends for Life conferences and professional diabetes meetings throughout the world. […]

What are Biosimilar Insulins?

April 11, 2023

“Wow! Look! They gave me six vials of insulin! FOR FREE! I paid nothing!” I vividly remember the first time in my adult life that I didn’t have to worry about the amount of insulin I had through my insurance. I came home and told my husband that. His reply was so poignant and true, […]

Diabetes on the Spectrum

April 4, 2023

What do you do when your Type One is also Type Au-Some? I mean, we are all awesome, right? But, what do you do if you have neurodiversity in addition to type one diabetes? April is Autism Acceptance Month and at Children with Diabetes, people with neurodiversity and autism (or other forms of neurodiversity) are […]

Do You Gluroo?

Do you Gluroo?

March 28, 2023

When Greg Badros’s son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, his family quickly embraced diabetes technology, including a CGM and mobile apps. But what they found is that they didn’t have a good way of tracking multiple diabetes devices’ data with multiple caregivers. Luckily for other parents and loved ones of people with diabetes, Greg […]

Friends for Life Seattle 2023 Recap

March 22, 2023

You’re going to have to slow down! I shouted this phrase while basically jogging behind my Children with Diabetes staff colleagues as we walked down the steep streets of Seattle. Slow down! It’s ironic, actually, because for the last several weeks, all that I’ve wanted is for time to speed up so that we could […]

Reverting to Manual Mode for Diabetes Care

Manual Mode

March 14, 2023

For the last five weeks, I have been doing multiple daily injections (MDI). This was the longest time that I have ever been on MDI in my life. After years of twice-daily split-mixed injections with regimented routines of breakfast – snack – lunch – snack – dinner – snack, I opted to get an insulin […]

Latest Research on Women with Diabetes

March 7, 2023

Did you know that women and girls have been repeatedly excluded from research throughout history? In fact, after thousands of babies were born with severe birth defects from a medication for morning sickness, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) banned women from participating in research if they were able to get pregnant.1 It’s understandable to want […]

Guten Tag from the Children with Diabetes Team

March 1, 2023

Guten Tag from the Children with Diabetes team! Last week, a small, but mighty group of CWD staff members grabbed our passports, packed our bags, and headed off to Berlin, Germany for the 16th International Conference on Advanced Technologies and Treatments for Diabetes (ATTD). As your personal tour guide to this event, I’m here to […]

Black History and Diabetes

February 21, 2023

Although there has been an uptick in reporting about racial and ethnic health disparities, the phenomenon is not new. As author Arleen Tuchman describes in her book, Diabetes: A History of Race and Disease, there is a long history of the medical field believing that there are biological differences between different races. This belief that […]

Bumping While Pumping

February 14, 2023

Let’s talk about it Whether you feel comfortable talking about it or not, sex is a normal part of life. That’s right; we’re talking about sexual intimacy because, as usual, diabetes makes things more complicated. The key to ensuring healthy sexual intimacy with diabetes is honest communication. This can seem intimidating when you are in […]