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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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Friends for Life Orlando 2023 FAQs

August 26, 2022

Friends for Life Orlando 2023 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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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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Friends for Life Orlando 2021 FAQs

April 13, 2021

Friends for Life Orlando 2021 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. We have never attended Friends for Life before – will this year be different than a normal […]

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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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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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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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