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A Look at CWD Through the Lens of our Fellows

October 22, 2019

Diabetes in the doctor’s office is one thing, but almost all daily diabetes care takes place “in the wild,” where patients are self-managing and clinicians aren’t around. Attending Friends for Life as a clinician who cares for people with diabetes is a way to see diabetes care in the context of “real life,” which is […]

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Friends for Life Orlando 2022 FAQs

January 18, 2022

Friends for Life Orlando 2022 FAQs If you’re new to Friends for Life Orlando, these Frequently Asked Questions can help you understand what it’s all about. If you’ve been before, we’ll explain how this year will be different. Will Friends for Life this year be different than past years because of COVID? It is important […]

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Giving to Children with Diabetes

October 22, 2019

Giving to Children with Diabetes Because of Friends for Life we are able to connect with one another. We find ways to learn and grow, with diabetes along for the ride. We restore our hope. We renew our strength. Even in the moments when we are not together in person, the green bracelets and orange […]

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Friends for Life Orlando 2021 Conference Report

August 13, 2021

Friends for Life Orlando 2021 Conference Report A Look Back at Friends for Life Orlando 2021 We came, we saw, we Fiffled! Thank you, THANK YOU to our CWD family for the most incredible, Fiffle-affirming experience of 2021. Being back together in Orlando this year was exactly the kind of magic and reconnection we were […]

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The Discovery of Insulin

December 9, 2018
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In a brilliant, definitive history of one of the most significant and controversial medical events of modern times, award-winning historian Michael Bliss brings to light a bizarre clash of scientific personalities. When F. G. Banting and J. J. R. Macleod won the 1923 Nobel Prize for discovering and isolating insulin, Banting immediately announced that he […]

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Virtual FFL Orlando – Live Friday

June 15, 2020

Welcome to your home base for Friday, July 17th! Today, we have a full day of programming for parents and adults, some terrific youth sessions, exhibit hall hours to meet with our sponsors, and the Closing Keynote with George Canyon. Evening events include Posters with the Faculty, Family Movie Night, and a Virtual Mixology Session. […]

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Virtual Booth – Medtronic

May 18, 2020

Silver Sponsor of Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 Friends for Life Orlando 2020 Virtual Exhibition Hall Live Exhibition Hall Hours (All Times Eastern US) Wednesday, July 15: 6:00 – 8:00 pm Thursday, July 16: 8:00 – 9:00 am, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 4:00 – 5:00 pm Friday, July 17: 8:00 – 9:00 am and […]

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Why People with Diabetes Should Get Flu Shots

September 30, 2020

You’ve probably been told by your doctor (or your child’s doctor) that people with diabetes should get the flu shot every year. CWD agrees! We’d like to share the science behind that recommendation so you can make informed decisions for you and your family. Do people with diabetes have higher risk of getting the flu? […]

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Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 – Youth Staff

May 1, 2020

Youth Staff Our Youth Staff oversee the programming for our four youth groups: Kiddie Kove (0-5), Elementary (6-8), Tween (9-12), and Teen (13-17), as well as supporting our Siblings Program for our youth who have brothers or sisters (or parents) with T1D. Teen Program Staff Tween Program Staff Elementary Program Staff Kiddie Kove Program Staff […]

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Back to School with Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19

August 25, 2020

Going back to school in the time of COVID-19, while managing diabetes, is a concern for so many families this fall.  That’s why we’ve connected with Crystal Woodward, Director of the American Diabetes Association (ADA)’s Safe at School initiative, and Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, nurse diabetes educator from UFL, ADA’s Safe at School Working Group co-chair, and […]

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