CWD News


Behind the Scenes of CWD & FFL

February 28, 2024

Despite being a small team, Children with Diabetes (CWD) is a non-profit organization that is able to accomplish many things! For two decades, it was run by only two people, Jeff Hitchcock and Laura Billetdeaux. They worked tirelessly and took few vacations for twenty years to grow CWD into the trusted, global resource that it […]

Automated Insulin Delivery Systems 2024

February 21, 2024

Diabetes technologies are changing quickly, so we at CWD want to make sure you have the up-to-date information on what’s available to you in the U.S. For your reference and to help with any decisions you may need to make, we put together this chart of the current Automated Insulin Delivery (AID) systems for people […]

Super Bolus – A Game Changer in Diabetes Care

February 7, 2024

Most of us are familiar with the Super Bowl, but you may not be familiar with a super bolus. Here is all you need to know about this relatively new concept in diabetes care. What is a super bolus? A super bolus is a 1.5x normal pre-meal dose of insulin and suspension of basal insulin […]

CWD in the Community

January 31, 2024

Children with Diabetes (CWD) began as a grassroots organization of families with diabetes looking for information and support. While CWD has grown into an internationally recognized brand, we continue to participate in local events for people and families with diabetes whenever possible, given the value of connecting as a community. We believe community matters. The […]

Being your own Advocate

January 23, 2024

Diabetes is one of those things in life about which everyone seems to have an opinion, despite how little they know about it. This is often how your self-advocacy journey with diabetes starts. You tell your coworkers or classmates that you have diabetes, and the reactions range from, “my aunt has diabetes and she does […]

How to Build a Nutrient Packed Smoothie

January 23, 2024

Smoothies are a terrific way to incorporate essential nutrients into your diet while enjoying a refreshing treat. Whether you’re aiming to shed a few pounds, manage your carbohydrate intake, or simply boost your overall well-being, creating healthy, lower-calorie and lower-carbohydrate smoothies is a smart choice. They can be a great breakfast option or a fresh, […]

2024 Leadership Retreat: Crafting the Future of Friends for Life

January 23, 2024

The Children with Diabetes team just wrapped up our annual Friends for Life Leadership Retreat Weekend and we can’t wait to share some of our highlights from this very important planning weekend. From planning meetings to visits to our storage units for inventory, this weekend was packed from beginning to end. So, let’s grab our […]

A Guide to Navigating Diabetes Care without Insurance

January 10, 2024

One of the harsh realities of life with a chronic condition in the United States is the possibility of losing insurance coverage – or never having it in the first place. Growing up with diabetes, I felt conditioned to prepare myself to have job opportunities that would provide adequate insurance coverage. A young man with […]

Inhaled Insulin with Closed Loop Systems

January 2, 2024

One of the biggest challenges for people with diabetes has been finding ways to get insulin into the body that do not require injections. This has proven to be more difficult than people anticipated, but there is an option for inhaled insulin for adults with diabetes (the studies in children ages 4-18 are still ongoing). […]

Looking Back on 2023

December 27, 2023

It was quite a busy year here at CWD! We began the year with our annual staff retreat in January where our key leaders met to discuss and plan our upcoming events. The retreat also serves as a time for staff and key volunteers to bond further and discuss the trials and tribulations of living […]