CWD News


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 […]

Dousing the Flames of Diabetes Burnout

March 16, 2022

Many people around the world are feeling the effects of burnout from having lived through a pandemic for the last couple of years. They’re tired of wearing masks and social distancing, and I completely understand it. But when you experience burnout from your diabetes, you are unable to simply stop thinking about it; you have […]

Overcoming Challenges for Women with Diabetes

March 9, 2022

In 2021, we published an article about needing more research on people with diabetes assigned female at birth that discussed a lack of research on common challenges that women with diabetes experience. In this article, we will present research articles published since the last article relating to women with diabetes. Please note, that when we […]

Looking for Glucose Patterns

March 2, 2022

One of the advantages of diabetes technologies, particularly Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs), is having access to blood glucose data. Much like the many fitness data collection devices, CGMs identify patterns for the wearer to aid in behavior modification. For example, if you see a pattern of high glucose levels after breakfast every day, you are […]

Tips and Hacks to Make Diabetes Easier

February 23, 2022

When you are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, you learn all the “rules” from your diabetes care team, such as how, when, and where (on what body part) to take insulin; how to count carbohydrates; what to do when you are ill; and what devices you should consider using. But, sometimes, even when you do […]

CWD President’s Medal for Innovation

February 18, 2022

Children with Diabetes is proud to announce the first CWD President’s Medal for Innovation. The award is presented to the health care professional(s) that exemplifies extraordinary leadership in using innovation and advancements of technology for insulin delivery and devices that help people with diabetes live a normal life. The annual award recipient(s) have been selected […]

Tackling Health Disparities for Non-Hispanic Black Americans

February 16, 2022

In honor of Black History Month, CWD wants to recognize some of the organizations that are working diligently towards reducing racial health disparities in the U.S. Before we can do that, we will provide some important context so that the challenges and the work are better understood. What are health disparities or inequities? Health disparities […]

Supporting Young Adults with Diabetes

February 9, 2022

Being a young adult is one of the most exciting times in life. Usually, it’s a period of life full of excitement and life changes. As a result, it can also be one of the most difficult times to manage diabetes.1 In fact, recent research has shown that less than 20% of people with type […]

Losing Weight with Type 1 Diabetes

February 2, 2022

Almost three-quarters of adults 20 years or older in the United States are overweight, with 42.5% of adults meeting the C.D.C.’s definition for obese.1 For people with type 1 diabetes, the incidence may be even higher according to studies over the past ten years, partially due to the increase in weight gain when on intensive […]

Closing the Loop in Our Youngest Kids

January 26, 2022

Automated Insulin Delivery is something that people with diabetes have been dreaming of for decades. Thanks to the advent of technologies such as the continuous glucose monitor (CGM), this dream has become more of a reality for people who have access to the latest hybrid closed-loop systems. These systems use the CGM data to adjust […]