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Balancing Blood Sugar Anxieties: Do you fear high or low?

May 18, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES The mythical land of living life with diabetes in the “normal” range of 70-120 is just that: mythical. No matter what type of diabetes you have, it is nearly impossible, with the tools we have today, to maintain blood sugars in the target range 100% of […]

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Diabetes Systems

May 12, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES DIY systems include a range of components, with each patient-designed part integrated into what becomes the system-of-choice for a person with diabetes.  It takes research, patience, and resources to assemble a DIY artificial pancreas or CGM data stream, and your mileage may vary in terms of […]

Being a Mother

May 9, 2021

I am the mother of a diabetic child. I don’t know what it’s like to go to sleep at night and know for certain my child will wake up in the morning. I don’t know what it’s like to sleep the whole night through without waking up to do blood tests on my sleeping child. […]

FFL Scholarships Available

May 5, 2021

Friends for Life is a life-changing conference event that helps foster community, care, and connections in the diabetes community that truly last for life. We know that attending Friends for Life can include a financial hurdle, and our team is dedicated to helping as many families as possible get to Orlando for our flagship event. […]

Not Stopping at No; Getting to How

May 5, 2021

“We didn’t stop at no; we got to how.” That’s what Jeff Hitchcock said to me last Monday as we stood in line with some of our Friends for Life, waiting for BBQ at the American Pavilion at Epcot. Two things were memorable about this. I’ve been working with Jeff for 22 years, and it’s […]

Financial Stress & Diabetes

May 5, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Healthcare in the United States is something that has been a hot topic in the news in recent years. We have a unique system and when compared to other high-income countries, we spend more money, but as Americans, we have a lower life expectancy.1 Diabetes is […]

We Need More Research on People with Diabetes Assigned Female at Birth

April 28, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES As someone who lives with diabetes and has a uterus, I can attest to the fact that diabetes complicates the functionality of my entire body. I can also say, without a doubt, that my normal hormonal fluctuations affect my blood sugars in seemingly sporadic and inconsistent […]

Glimpse into Normalcy

April 21, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES This past weekend, a team of 40 dedicated volunteers and staff for CWD’s Friends for Life conference met in our home-away-from-home: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. For me, it was at first very scary to be around so many other humans after a long year of […]

Friends for Life 2021 is Returning In-Person!

April 17, 2021

Our team here at CWD is happy to announce that Friends for Life Orlando 2021 will be returning, in-person, this July!  From the chair of the CWD board, Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM: “The safety of our attendees and staff is of paramount importance to Children with Diabetes.  To that end, CWD’s leadership team […]

How to Fast Safely with Diabetes

April 14, 2021

Written and clinically reviewed by Marissa Town, RN, BSN, CDCES Fasting, which is the practice of not eating or drinking for an extended period of time, is something that many people do for many different reasons. This week marks the beginning of Ramadan, and with it brings challenges for people with diabetes who want to participate […]