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Working to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

November 3, 2021
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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune illness in which the body attacks the cells that make insulin, called beta cells. For the last few decades, scientists have been researching ways to interrupt this autoimmune process. The two main focuses for this research are preventing or delaying diagnosis and slowing the disease progression for people who […]

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The Relationship Between COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes

August 4, 2021
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There have been many big questions about how the Sars-CoV-2 virus relates to diabetes, especially for our CWD community. Now that we are 18 months into the pandemic, we have more answers to help you navigate the COVID-19 era. Q: Are adults with type 1 diabetes at an increased risk for severe illness if they […]

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Creating a Green & Orange Future

November 20, 2020
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A message from CWD’s Director of Development, Matt Point: Dear Fiffles, Thank you for your outpouring of support this week for our $15,000 Challenge! We told you that a generous CWD supporter has offered a $15,000 donation to Children with Diabetes IF we can do something we’ve never done before – receive 250 individual donations […]

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Fall into FFL!

September 30, 2020
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As a community, we know how to pull together in tough times, and 2020 is no exception.  We have missed getting together in person, but we’re determined to find ways to connect and inspire, no matter what! Our Friends for Life conferences make you smile almost ‘autumn-matically’, and the CWD team is working tirelessly to […]

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MoFFLs Making Connections

May 27, 2020
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Moms can calculate a carb count from 50 feet away, pull glucose tabs and juice boxes of out thin air when needed, and keep both kids with and without diabetes afloat with what looks like ease … but we know that parents do best when they’re bolstered by their peers.  And here at CWD, we’re […]

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Our First Virtual Friends for Life!

March 31, 2020
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Making the decision to cancel our Indianapolis in-person event was important for the health of our community because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but cancelling an event?  Leaving our community without support?  That’s not our style. Which is why our CWD team proudly brought the diabetes community together for a day of education, inspiration, and community […]

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“That sounds like a good idea, Mom.”

February 11, 2020
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Spare a Rose is a campaign to help provide insulin, diabetes supplies, and education to children with type 1 diabetes in developing countries around the world. The idea is simple: buy one less rose on Valentine’s Day and donate the value of that rose to Life for a Child. One rose – $5 – can […]

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Board of Directors

January 13, 2019

Board of Directors Board of Directors, Chairman of the Board Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, Rear Admiral, USPHS (Retired), Chairman of the Board of Children with Diabetes, is a retired Rear Admiral with the U.S. Public Health Service, who has twice been the Surgeon General of the United States. After a 37 year career in […]

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