CWD News


Why We Rotate Insulin Injections

September 13, 2022

Insulin is life for those of us living with T1D and many of those with other types of diabetes. There are many nuances to taking insulin, including the importance of rotating where insulin is injected into the body. When insulin is injected repeatedly in the same part of the body, it can cause changes in […]

Looking at Hybrid Closed Loop Systems

September 7, 2022

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 hybrid closed-loop systems for people with diabetes, […]

Taking Diabetes Back to School

August 31, 2022

Kids often say things such as, “I never get to do (insert something that they probably actually get to do all the time)” and may even ask the adults in their life why they are not allowed to do certain things. But if your child has diabetes, and they are being told “no” by someone […]

Traveling with Diabetes

August 24, 2022

Diabetes shouldn’t get in the way of living the life you want to live, and traveling is no exception. There are some important tips and tricks that can help keep you safe while traveling and ensure that you are able to enjoy your journey. Planning Ahead This is really the biggest piece, and although you […]

Diabetes Distress

August 16, 2022

We often talk about how diabetes can be overwhelming, and there are some different terms that can help identify exactly how diabetes is impacting someone’s mental health. Some people experience depression with diabetes, others experience diabetes distress, and some experience full on diabetes burnout. Identifying what type of mental health issue is present is crucial […]

All About your Gut Microbiome

August 10, 2022

The human body is incredible when it works properly. There are so many different systems that intertwine, depend on one another, and work together to help the body function optimally. Something that has gotten researchers’ attention more recently is the intestinal microbiome, or the tiny organisms that exist inside your digestive system.1 This is often […]

Pregnancy with T1D

August 3, 2022

Pregnancy is something many young women with diabetes worry about, and often these anxieties start at a much younger age than they plan to try to conceive. It’s common for healthcare providers to share with their patients the many things that can go wrong in pregnancy with diabetes. Their motivation is to help ensure women […]

Yes, I can eat that: Answering Diabetes Questions

July 27, 2022

When someone learns you have diabetes, one of the first things they’ll do is ask a question based on a common misconception, or myth. This should have been listed on the job description when we took diabetes as our second full time job, but of course, it was not. And, by the way, none of […]

Advocacy Opportunity – Share your story!

July 26, 2022

DPAC (Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition) is seeking patient stories for individuals who have been negatively impacted by a Copay Assistance Accumulator Program (CAAP) included in their insurance plan. A CAAP is where a manufacturer provides a coupon to a patient to enable them to purchase a drug at retail for a discounted amount; however, the […]

A T1D’s Experience with COVID and Paxlovid

July 20, 2022

Those of us who have been very cautious throughout the pandemic are seeming to catch the more recent variants of the SARS-COV-2 virus, also known as COVID, myself included. I knew it was only a matter of time, and the timing for me was a big bummer because it came right before Friends for Life […]