CWD News


CWD Beyond Friends for Life – ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions

June 14, 2022

After the amazing experience everyone heard about Children with Diabetes’ (CWD) events at the Advanced Technologies and Therapeutics in Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Barcelona, many people in the diabetes professional world were asking about what events CWD was hosting at the ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most people think of Friends for […]

Developments in Autoimmunity Screening: ASK Program

June 8, 2022

Autoimmunity Screening for Kids Study (ASK) is based at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Aurora, Colorado. ASK is a general population screening effort to identify children who are likely to get type 1 diabetes (T1D) or who may have undiagnosed celiac disease (CD). T1D and CD are the most common autoimmune diseases […]

CGM Alarm Fatigue

June 1, 2022

When you have a device that monitors your glucose levels as a person with type 1 diabetes, you are likely quite familiar with alerts and alarms. At diabetes events, like Friends for Life conferences, or diabetes camps, you will hear an assortment of alarms from pumps, CGMs, smart phones, etc. It can even be fun […]

Finding your Footing with Physical Activity and T1D

May 25, 2022

Physical activity has many benefits for both physical and mental health, and yet there are many people who are not meeting the recommended weekly amount of exercise. This could be due in part to the many common barriers to exercise: time, energy, accessibility, motivation, etc. People with type 1 diabetes may experience the same barriers […]

Monitoring and Treating Ketones with T1D

May 18, 2022

Ketones can be like kryptonite for people with type 1 diabetes, and the symptoms of ketone build up are often what lead to the diagnosis of T1D. People are increasingly being diagnosed in what’s known as diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which can be life-threatening. Understanding what ketones are, how to measure ketone levels, and what to […]

Confronting Depression with Diabetes

May 11, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Month is here again and, with it, a reminder of how important maintaining mental wellness is for all of us. Our mental health affects our physical health, our relationships, and our quality of life.1 It also has a huge impact on diabetes management – and people with diabetes who have depression or […]

Insulin Resistance and Type 1 Diabetes

May 4, 2022

Although the advent of insulin has saved countless lives throughout the past 100 years, it’s not exactly a cure for diabetes. Diabetes still requires a lot of energy, knowledge, and perseverance to manage. Insulin must be taken at the optimal time before a meal, in the right location on the body, and the insulin itself […]

CWD’s First Annual President’s Medal for Innovation

May 4, 2022

On the evening of April 29, 2022, Children with Diabetes held a reception and dinner in honor of the first annual presentation of the CWD President’s Medal for Innovation, given to Professors Moshe Phillip, MD, and Tadej Battelino, MD, PhD, for their extraordinary leadership in helping speed advancements of technology for insulin delivery and sensing […]

Managing Stress with Type 1 Diabetes

April 26, 2022

Life is full of stress, whether it’s the excitement of an upcoming event or the stress over a deadline at work or school. Understanding the effects of stress on the body for people with diabetes can make navigating the added issues that stress causes a little easier. We’ll explain some key insights about stress as […]

Diabetes and your Kidneys: What you should know

April 20, 2022

As many of us are already painfully aware, diabetes affects everything in the body. But there are some areas that it affects more often than others, and for that reason we monitor a variety of things to make sure everything is working up to par. For people with diabetes, some of the biggest risks for […]