Amplifying stories from people with diabetes is part of our mission, and we’re working to increase visibility for all people with diabetes. Watch Cherise Shockley, founder of #dsma, @WOCdiabetes, and diaTribe Community Manager, engage with CWD board member Kerri Sparling for a discussion about the diabetes online community, inclusion, and strategies for sharing more stories. […]Read More
There are some amazing storytellers in the diabetes community, and many of those folks have spent years honing their craft through blogs, books, and videos. Their stories of life with diabetes bring our community closer. Sharing stories helps make the journey with diabetes less isolated and instead paved with hope and camaraderie. CWD board member, […]Read More
Is it possible to transplant islets from a healthy person to a person with diabetes? I understand the person donating the cells would probably have diabetes, or will the islets reproduce themselves in a healthy person? I know some parents, grandparent or relative who would gladly do this for a child, grandchild or another family member. Would one healthy person’s cells be enough for a person with diabetes?
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?
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 […]Read More
It’s Diabetes Month (aka National Diabetes Awareness Month, or Diabetes Awareness Month), when society spends some time taking a peek into the life of people with diabetes. This is our chance to show people what diabetes is all about, from the treatments and tools we’re fighting to have access for, to the ways that food […]Read More
In just a few weeks, the CWD family will travel to Falls Church, VA for our Friends for Life Falls Church event, taking place October 4 – 6th. Today, we have the honor of talking with David Tarter, mayor of Falls Church, VA and dad to Anna, who has been living with type 1 diabetes […]Read More
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes gathered in Stockholm, Sweden September 19-23 and Children with Diabetes’s founder and president, Jeff Hitchcock, and Clinical Director Marissa Town, attended and participated in a variety of events. Here’s a quick peek at what CWD did throughout the EASD meeting. Tuesday As part of the #DeDoc° symposium, […]Read More
After the amazing experience everyone heard about Children with Diabetes’ (CWD) events at the Advanced Technologies and Therapeutics in Diabetes (ATTD) conference in Barcelona, many people in the diabetes professional world were asking about what events CWD was hosting at the ADA’s 82nd Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most people think of Friends for […]Read More
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 […]Read More