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Virtual FFL Orlando – Live Sunday

June 15, 2020

Welcome to your home base for Sunday, July 19th!  Virtual Friends for Life Orlando 2020 ends this morning, and we’re sending our new friends for life off in style with our Farewell Breakfast. The open-forum Hallway Zoom rooms are open to connect with your Fiffles until noon. Our team cannot thank you enough for joining […]

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August 5, 2019

Platinum Level Sponsors In 1923, the founders of Novo Nordisk began a journey to change diabetes. Today, we are thousands of employees across the world with the passion, the skills and the commitment to continue this journey to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes. Novo Nordisk is proud to once again be a Platinum Level […]

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Virtual FFL Orlando – Live Saturday

June 15, 2020

Welcome to your home base for Saturday, July 18th! We’re excited to bring you some excellent sessions this weekend, including advocacy sessions, psychosocial discussion groups, and a Q&A with VIPWD, Mark Andrews. Our evening program celebrates Family Fun Night and our Prom-style Teen dance. Check out the links below, which are organized by time slots, […]

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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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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 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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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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