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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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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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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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Do you write down your insulin ratios or insulin pump settings?

February 25, 2020

Do you write down your insulin ratios or insulin pump settings? February 19 – 26, 2020 Keeping track of all the numbers involved in diabetes management can be a full-time job!  Our CWD family knows how important it is to stay on top of everything from blood sugars to carb ratios, and we make a […]

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Help with Nebraska’s CGM Bill

January 31, 2022

At Children with Diabetes our collective goal is to see diabetes cured and until that time, people with diabetes live as healthy and rich a life as possible. We each work to achieve that goal in different ways. Specifically, there is the introduction of the LB698 bill in Nebraska. The purpose of Legislative Bill 698 is […]

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Do you talk to your doctor if you’re struggling to pay for diabetes supplies?

November 27, 2019

Do you talk to your doctor if you’re struggling to pay for diabetes supplies? November 13 – 20, 2019 From insulin to glucose meter test strips to continuous glucose monitors to insulin pumps to doctor’s visits … the list of what it takes to manage diabetes is long, exhausting, and expensive. The diabetes community as […]

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CWD Polls from 2022

January 12, 2022

Children with Diabetes – Polls from 2022 Each week we ask our readers to share their experiences living with type 1 diabetes, and each week, our CWD community grows and learns together. Visit our Current Poll to see this week’s poll, or review the results of previous polls below. And if you have a poll […]

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Do you talk to your doctor if you’re struggling to pay for diabetes supplies?

December 1, 2021

Do you talk to your doctor if you’re struggling to pay for diabetes supplies? November 24 – December 1, 2021 From insulin to glucose meter test strips to continuous glucose monitors to insulin pumps to doctor’s visits … the list of what it takes to manage diabetes is long, exhausting, and expensive. The diabetes community […]

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Laws Protecting People with Diabetes

September 3, 2019

Laws Protecting People with Diabetes What Laws Protect PWD? The rights of children with diabetes to care for their diabetes at school is based on the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA). These laws provide protection against discrimination for children with […]

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Sunday Live at Friends for Life Spring 2021

February 19, 2021

Welcome to mission control for Sunday, March 21! Today, we’re focusing on advocacy and community, with sessions about digital health, raising your voice, and ways to tell your diabetes story.  We also have exercise sessions for the kids and places for kids to connect and share with our staff! Return to Saturday Friends for Life […]

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