When your child receives a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes (T1D), it can be an overwhelming time. As you navigate this challenging period of adjustment to life with T1D, you can find helpful information and support through the JDRF Bag of Hope. The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both the child who has been diagnosed with T1D and his or her caregivers. Along with educational materials, we’ve included a special friend — Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes® — to show your child he or she is not alone while learning to take shots and test blood sugar.
Resources in your JDRF Bag of Hope include (but are not limited to):
- Rufus the Bear with Diabetes
- “Rufus Comes Home” book
- “Pink Panther: A First Book for Understanding Diabetes”
- JDRF materials with educational video links
- “CalorieKing” book
- ACCU-CHEK® Aviva Connect blood glucose meter
- Informational postcard about the support Lilly Diabetes offers families with a bookmark
- Lilly Diabetes literature on severe hypoglycemia management
- Discount coupon for a stylish medical ID bracelet by Hope Paige Designs for your child
- Sitter’s Resource Guide provided by OmniPod®
- Glucose tabs in an OmniPod® tin
The JDRF Bag of Hope Program is made possible by generous funding provided by Presenting Sponsor: Roche and Supporting Sponsors: Insulet, Lilly Diabetes and Hope Paige Designs.
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