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JDRF Bag of Hope

As you navigate the challenging period of adjustment to life with T1D, you can find helpful information and support through the JDRF Bag of Hope.

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JDRF T1D Care Kit

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

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JDRF T1D Connections Program

This program matches individuals and families with others who have lived with T1D for years. JDRF mentors are the voices of experience and hope for those learning to manage their T1D or transitioning into a new stage of life with the disease.

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T1D Toolkits

JDRF T1D toolkits are comprehensive guides to T1D at different phases of life, including school, adulthood and pregnancy. Find the right toolkit for you and request a copy.

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Honeymoon period

After the time of diagnosis, some people experience a “honeymoon phase” in which their existing beta cells still function and the body is still able to produce its own insulin.

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Putting together your support team

Finding the right medical team to help you take care of your diabetes is very important. Here are some tips about setting yourself up for success.

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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 Connections Program
All JDRF Outreach 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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