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Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 – Faculty

May 1, 2020

Conference Faculty Indicates faculty member with diabetes Faculty CWD Staff Youth Staff Special Guests Room Captains Back to the Virtual Friends for Life Orlando Page

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Friends for Life Orlando 2023 – Exhibit Hall Team

April 7, 2023

Exhibit Hall Team Our Exhibit Hall Team helps you have a great experience in our Exhibit Hall Indicates Exhibit Hall Team member with diabetes

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Team Orange

June 25, 2019
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For seasoned Friends for Lifers, the green and orange bracelets show us that we’re not alone.  Green bracelets are for people living with diabetes, and orange bracelets are worn by people without diabetes who support a friend or family member with diabetes. These groups support one another, and the difference they make is felt in […]

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FFL Chats on YouTube

June 12, 2019
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Sam Billetdeaux sat down with some of our Friends for Life faculty last summer, and the result is our new FFL Chats series on YouTube.  Hear from a duo with orange bracelets, a T1D strongman, a CWD board member, and more talking about their experiences at Friends for Life and why Children with Diabetes is […]

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Does the need for healthcare influence career and job decisions?

February 8, 2019
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If you have type 1 diabetes in the United States, you need health insurance to help pay for medication, devices, and healthcare services (endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, etc.). We’re running a survey to get a sense for whether or not people with type 1, or who have a family member with type 1, make job […]

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Highlights from ADCES23: Celebrating Diabetes Care and Education in Houston

August 8, 2023
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Howdy friends! The Children with Diabetes team had the opportunity to attend the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas last week and we can’t wait to share with you some of our highlights from the event. This year’s annual conference was held at the George R. Brown Convention […]

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Health Care Providers Weigh in on DIY Closed Loop Systems

October 27, 2021
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The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Diabetes World has been back in the news recently and more health care professionals who work in diabetes have been publishing articles sharing their experiences with these systems as well. However, since the DIY systems are diabetes care tools that were created by patients outside of the normal approval process, there is […]

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Psychosocial Factors in Type 1 Diabetes

October 20, 2021
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When you live with type 1 diabetes, your everyday normal activities both affect your blood glucose levels and are affected by your blood glucose levels. Every time that you want to eat, exercise, drive, go for a walk around your neighborhood, go out for a drink with friends, there are extra considerations that you have […]

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Amplifying Voices

June 8, 2020
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Amplifying stories from people with diabetes is part of our mission, and we’re working to increase visibility for all people with diabetes. Watch Cherise Shockley, founder of #dsma, @WOCdiabetes, and diaTribe Community Manager, engage with CWD board member Kerri Sparling for a discussion about the diabetes online community, inclusion, and strategies for sharing more stories. […]

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Is it possible to transplant islets from a healthy person to a person with diabetes? I understand the person donating the cells would probably have diabetes, or will the islets reproduce themselves in a healthy person? I know some parents, grandparent or relative who would gladly do this for a child, grandchild or another family member. Would one healthy person’s cells be enough for a person with diabetes?

March 18, 2003
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