CWD News


Children with Diabetes…Preparing for Launch in 2023!

January 18, 2023

I’m sitting at the Orlando airport and am surrounded by travelers preparing to depart for their destinations across the country. Some are happily sipping their coffee and talking to their travel companions. Some are sleeping quietly while they wait to depart Orlando.  Some are dealing with crying children or helping elderly parents and companions navigate the airport […]

When the Parent has Diabetes

January 11, 2023

Your role as a parent is to teach your children as much as you can to prepare them for their future independence, or something like that. Your kids look to you for answers and guidance to many of life’s challenges. You teach them how to talk, walk, feed themselves, read, show empathy, wash dishes, do […]

This Year’s Resolution: Eat Healthy

January 4, 2023

January 1st is the beginning of a new year. A fresh start. Many people use this as motivation to set lofty goals focused on following a restrictive diet and/or losing weight, but the list of possible resolutions is endless. Unfortunately, many of these goals are left unmet within the first three weeks of the new […]

Meet CWD Eats Contributor: Kristen O’Dell, MS, RD, CDCES

January 2, 2023

Hi! I am Kristen O’Dell, Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and I have had type 1 diabetes for over two decades. My relationship with food and diabetes has changed over the years and below are some key concepts that guide me when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship with food and […]

Coping with Bullying and T1D

December 20, 2022

Living with diabetes means that everyday life looks a little different than without diabetes. We need to count the carbohydrates in our meals, check our blood sugar, take insulin. Some of us wear devices that help with diabetes management, and we often have to take care of ourselves a bit more than other folks. Diabetes […]

Swallowing Food Guilt

December 19, 2022

By Kim Rose, RDN, CDE People who have diabetes can eat anything! Yes, fruits, vegetables and legumes, dairy products, grains and starches, and protein are all okay to eat, just as long as you do not have a food sensitivity or allergy! Media marketers that share inaccurate information have vilified certain foods and food groups […]

“Sleigh” your Blood Sugar this Holiday Season

December 14, 2022

It’s that time of year again! Families will be gathering to share meals, drinks, and laughs for the winter holidays. When you have T1D, you’re likely preparing yourself for the added difficulties of managing blood sugars (and stress levels). Here are our curated tips for sleighing your blood sugar management this holiday season! Go to […]

Tzield: Delaying Diabetes

November 30, 2022

There have been some truly groundbreaking advances in diabetes over the past decade. With more accurate continuous glucose monitors, automated insulin delivery systems continue to get closer to the dream of a fully “closed-loop” system. New medications are also available for people with diabetes that help protect kidney and heart health, as well as improve […]

Feelings of Guilt among Parents of Children Living with Diabetes: Unshackling the Chains

November 16, 2022

Type 1 diabetes is a life-changing diagnosis for both children and their parents. Many parents experience feelings of guilt around the time of diagnosis as well as thereafter. Although this feeling is common, understanding guilt and how it influences parenting can allow you to decide if and how you might want guilt to play a […]

Together We Can Reduce Diabetes Stigma

November 2, 2022

There are many common misconceptions about diabetes, which can lead to people feeling stigmatized, or treated in a way that makes them feel “less than” others. As discussed in, Yes, I can eat that: Answering Diabetes Questions, it seems that we as PWD (People with Diabetes) are subjected to more questions about our choices than […]