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A staff member’s 13 year old who has been diagnosed with diabetes (I am not sure which type) is in the denial stage about her condition. She is embarrassed to take her insulin shots among her friends since there are no other children around her suffering from diabetes. Apart from taking her to a psychologist, what can the mother do for her child?

April 7, 2002
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Novo Nordisk Launches My$99Insulin Program

January 6, 2020
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On January 2, Novo Nordisk issued a press release outlining their My$99Insulin Program, follow-on brands of insulins, and an Immediate Supply option, helping to expand their insulin affordability options for people with diabetes in need, specifically addressing the issue of insulin rationing. Here’s what is now available: My$99Insulin: For $99, patients with diabetes can get […]

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Team Orange

June 25, 2019
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For seasoned Friends for Lifers, the green and orange bracelets show us that we’re not alone.  Green bracelets are for people living with diabetes, and orange bracelets are worn by people without diabetes who support a friend or family member with diabetes. These groups support one another, and the difference they make is felt in […]

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FFL Chats on YouTube

June 12, 2019
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Sam Billetdeaux sat down with some of our Friends for Life faculty last summer, and the result is our new FFL Chats series on YouTube.  Hear from a duo with orange bracelets, a T1D strongman, a CWD board member, and more talking about their experiences at Friends for Life and why Children with Diabetes is […]

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Does the need for healthcare influence career and job decisions?

February 8, 2019
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If you have type 1 diabetes in the United States, you need health insurance to help pay for medication, devices, and healthcare services (endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators, etc.). We’re running a survey to get a sense for whether or not people with type 1, or who have a family member with type 1, make job […]

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Tackling Health Disparities for Non-Hispanic Black Americans

February 16, 2022
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In honor of Black History Month, CWD wants to recognize some of the organizations that are working diligently towards reducing racial health disparities in the U.S. Before we can do that, we will provide some important context so that the challenges and the work are better understood. What are health disparities or inequities? Health disparities […]

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Mixing Alcohol and Diabetes

December 1, 2021
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With the holiday season upon us, you may find yourself being offered more wine, beer, and mixed drinks than usual. If you have diabetes, there’s a bit more to consider than whether you prefer red or white wine. It’s important to understand how alcohol affects the body and what that means for your diabetes care. […]

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Working to Prevent Type 1 Diabetes

November 3, 2021
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Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune illness in which the body attacks the cells that make insulin, called beta cells. For the last few decades, scientists have been researching ways to interrupt this autoimmune process. The two main focuses for this research are preventing or delaying diagnosis and slowing the disease progression for people who […]

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The Relationship Between COVID-19 and Type 1 Diabetes

August 4, 2021
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There have been many big questions about how the Sars-CoV-2 virus relates to diabetes, especially for our CWD community. Now that we are 18 months into the pandemic, we have more answers to help you navigate the COVID-19 era. Q: Are adults with type 1 diabetes at an increased risk for severe illness if they […]

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Creating a Green & Orange Future

November 20, 2020
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A message from CWD’s Director of Development, Matt Point: Dear Fiffles, Thank you for your outpouring of support this week for our $15,000 Challenge! We told you that a generous CWD supporter has offered a $15,000 donation to Children with Diabetes IF we can do something we’ve never done before – receive 250 individual donations […]

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