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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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