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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
“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 […]
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. […]
Did you know that Friends for Life started with one, simple email from a CWD mom? Twenty years ago, Laura Billetdeaux sent out an email with a quick query: “Our family has a vacation planned the first week in June in Disney World. Would anyone like to come with us?” And when 550 people showed […]
Looking to keep up with the latest from our 20th (!) Friends for Life conference next week? Follow the official hashtag #FFLOrlando19 on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for as-they-happen stories from FFL.