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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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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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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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CWD’s Breakfast Discussion at ATTD 2022

March 18, 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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Friends for Life: Spring Refuel 2021 Conference Report

March 25, 2021

Friends for Life: Spring Refuel 2021 Conference Report On March 19, 20, and 21, the CWD staff and volunteers came together to launch Friends for Life: Spring Refuel 2021, via virtual conference.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions on … well, everything this past year, we honed our virtual conference delivery skills and were able to bring our […]

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Diabetes and Family: Talking with Laura Billetdeaux

November 11, 2019

A self-described finicky connoisseur of hotel meeting space, cappuccino, and kid-friendly cheese and fruit platters, Laura Billetdeaux is the VP of Education and Programs at Children With Diabetes. Her son, Sam, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1998 and she connected with the CWD community soon after. Since 2000, Laura has organized every single […]

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Are People with Diabetes Immunocompromised?

April 7, 2020

Are People with Diabetes Immunocompromised? Are people with diabetes considered “immunocompromised?”  This is a question that’s cropping up regularly in the diabetes community, especially as we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and people with compromised immune systems are cited as being in a “higher risk group.” The short answer?  No, people with diabetes are not […]

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Talking NASA with PWD April Blackwell

November 5, 2019

Ever wonder what it’s like to be part of the space program and managing diabetes at the same time? We had the chance to talk with Aerospace Engineer and NASA Flight Controller, April Blackwell, who has been living with diabetes since 1998. Children with Diabetes: When were you diagnosed with diabetes, and what was that […]

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Friends for Life Spring 2021 – Youth Staff

March 9, 2021

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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