CWD News


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 […]

Insulin Options in the US as of January 2022

January 19, 2022

There are many different types of insulin and different ways of taking it. No matter what type you use or how you take it, people with type 1 diabetes need two basic types of insulin: basal and bolus. The good news is that, right now, we have options, and the options keep changing. In this […]

Challenges in Flattening the Post-Meal Spike

January 12, 2022

People often say that managing diabetes is so difficult because you can eat the same thing every day for breakfast, take the same dose of insulin, and have different blood sugars on each day. This can be so frustrating and make people feel like they are failing at their diabetes. But getting the bolus for […]

What the Research Says About COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes: January 2022 Update

January 5, 2022

We are entering the third January with COVID-19 top of mind for many scientists, health care professionals, researchers, and people in general. We all hoped to be out of the pandemic by now, but alas, here we are. The good news is we have learned a lot about the virus since the beginning of the […]

New Years Tips for People with Type 1 Diabetes

December 29, 2021

It’s that time of year again-the time where we all consider making positive changes in our lives for the coming calendar year. And, what better than to make a diabetes-related new year’s resolution? We’ve curated a list of tips to help improve your diabetes self-management based on the last year of research articles reviewed by […]