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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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Reflecting on 2020

December 28, 2020

As we prepare to leave 2020 in the dust, the CWD Board and Staff reflected on the past year, taking note of what we’ve gone through as a family and what we’ve learned. “The year 2020 was indeed a time that tried our souls. We watched as travel ended, doors closed, quarantines enacted, all to […]

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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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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 – Rules of the Road

June 6, 2020

Virtual Friends for Life Orlando Rules of the Road Code of Conduct Welcome to the Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 conference! Thank you for joining us! We are excited to connect with community members and bring a little bit of that FFL magic to you at home! Although we are not meeting in person […]

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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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Technology Breakfast Discussion at ADA 2022

May 7, 2022

A Breakfast Discussion on How Patients are Using Technology for Better Care Children with Diabetes (CWD), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support, education, and inspiration to families and children of all ages living with diabetes, invites you to participate in an open breakfast expert discussion on How Patients are Using Technology for Better Care. […]

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Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020

April 16, 2020

Registration is now closed. download the conference schedule OUR DEEPEST THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS Lilly Diabetes Novo Nordisk Dexcom Omnipod Abbott Diabetes Care Medtronic Tandem Diabetes Care Roche Xeris Pharmaceuticals American Diabetes Association Beta Bionics CBDCE Companion Medical DRI JDRF – Beyond Type 1 Alliance T1D Exchange The conference is virtual, but the friends are […]

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