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Whether you’re in need of advice from someone who’s been there or looking for educational tools to help you or your loved one manage the disease—JDRF is here to help.

Online Diabetes Support Team

Get personal online support from compassionate volunteers who know firsthand the demands of living with T1D. Contact ODST with your questions and a team member will email you within 48 hours.

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JDRF Mentor Program

Connect with a mentor who’s been there. These volunteers with personal experience of T1D provide ongoing support through the adjustments—and challenges—that T1D brings.

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T1D Toolkits

Our free T1D toolkits for parents, adults and educators are comprehensive guides that arm you with the knowledge, resources and confidence you and your family need to navigate life with T1D.

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Bag of Hope

When your child receives a diagnosis of T1D, it can feel overwhelming. As you adjust to life with T1D, you’ll find helpful information and support—and even a new friend—in the JDRF Bag of Hope®.

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T1D Care Kit

The JDRF T1D Care Kit is a free resource providing information and tools to educate, support and inspire adults who have been newly diagnosed with T1D.

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General T1D Information

T1D is a complex disease to understand. We have the facts you need to dispel the myths and educate yourself and others about the differences between type 1 from type 2 diabetes. You can also read a basic primer on insurance coverage.

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Newly Diagnosed

People can be diagnosed with T1D at any age, and once diagnosed, they spend a lifetime managing the disease. Explore topics and JDRF resources of support that start with diagnosis.

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Control and Management

T1D is a 24/7 disease that requires you to keep track of a lot of information. To stay on top of things, learn the signs, symptoms and treatments for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, different insulin delivery methods and more.

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Living with T1D

Find facts and practical tips on the emotional, social, financial and other aspects of life with T1D—topics range from carb counting to exercise to travel and beyond.

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Online Diabetes Support Team
JDRF volunteers are available to answer your questions about type 1 diabetes and get you through this difficult time. Ask a question.

T1D Mentors
All JDRF Mentor volunteers not only have personal experience living with T1D, they are carefully selected by JDRF and given ongoing training to help provide you the very best support. Learn More.

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