CWD News


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 […]

The Benefits of Diabetes Summer Camps

April 6, 2022

Now that the world is beginning to re-open and take us back to pre-pandemic times, we’re all trying to figure out how to take advantage of our renewed sense of freedom. If you have children, you’re probably starting to look at the calendar and figure out what summer camp options are available near you. CWD […]

Glucagon Options for People with Diabetes

March 30, 2022

When you have type 1 diabetes, your body stops making its own insulin. Additionally, the normal communication between the pancreas and the liver is disrupted. In someone without diabetes, the pancreas and the liver balance blood sugars through insulin and glucagon. Glucagon is a hormone that tells the liver to send glucose stores into the […]

Diabetes Can Be Complicated

March 23, 2022

Despite the significant advancements in type 1 diabetes care over the last ten years, along with having multiple different hybrid closed-loop systems available, most Americans are not achieving glycemic goals.1 Although it’s wonderful to celebrate the trend of decreasing occurrences of complications experienced by people with type 1 diabetes, it’s also important to understand the […]