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We provide a wealth of information and free resources to help you support and empower your patients.

A boy with type 1 diabetes having a finger prick test by his diabetes nurse

Free clinic resources

Find out more about our free clinic resources to support newly diagnosed patients and place your clinic order today.

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Contents of JDRF's KIDSAC free resource for child newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Includes Rufus the bear, books and leaflets


Our free KIDSAC helps parents and their children to deal with their diagnosis.

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Contents of JDRF's Type 1 toolkit free resource for adult newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Adult Type 1 Toolkit

A free support and information pack for newly diagnosed adults. Also suitable for older teenagers.

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Front cover of JDRF's Straight to the Point book. A guide about living with type 1 diabetes

Straight to the Point book

This 170-page book is a useful reference to help you keep on track and give you ideas for how to get the most out of life with type 1 diabetes.

Shared stories

Informative guides

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A man and woman who are parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, sitting on a sofa together reading an information leaflet from JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity and research funder.

Guide to new diagnosis

You're already aware that there's a lot to learn after a new type 1 diagnosis. Support your patients to understand everything they need to know and to learn from others who have been there too.

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Sam and Daisy Barnes who talk about how Daisy manages type 1 diabetes at school

Guide for parents and carers

A guide to support parents and carers at the time of diagnosis. It provides information on type 1 management topics, type 1 tech for children and how to work with nurseries, childminders and schools.

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A flash glucose monitor on a person's arm

Guide to type 1 technology

Our guide to type 1 diabetes technology helps people with type 1 learn about insulin and the different ways to get it into their body. It also includes information on the different devices that can help with monitoring blood glucose levels.

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Information for young people

Our University Toolkit includes information for young people to help manage type 1 effectively while living independently. Topics include relationships, studying and exam stress, alcohol, emotional wellbeing and exercise.

Type 1 Diabetes Discovery events

Our Discovery days, events and exhibitions are free to attend and offer a great opportunity to meet others with type 1 diabetes. Hear from leading experts, explore type 1 tech and take part in discussions groups on a wide variety of topics. These informative community events are held across the UK and are open to all.

Research, treatments and tech news

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A row of vials of clear liquid with black lids. A blue gloved hand is pinching the top of the closest vial as if to pick it up.
13 May 2024

Novel insulin being developed to enable implantable insulin pumps

Medtronic Diabetes have announced they are funding the biopharmaceutical company Arecor Therapeutics to develop a novel, highly concentrated, thermostable insulin, which will be specialised for use in implantable insulin pumps.

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Professor Colin Dayan at Cardiff University, working on immunotherapy for type 1 diabetes cure research
18 April 2024

Professor Colin Dayan presented with the 2023 JDRF Rumbough Award 

The award recognises Professor Dayan’s remarkable accomplishments in type 1 diabetes research.

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Two young children sat on the floor hugging each other.
18 April 2024

Genetically unique siblings reveal new treatment target for type 1 diabetes

Two siblings who have unique changes in a key gene have given researchers new insights that could help lead to innovative new treatments in type 1 diabetes.

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A female doctor works at a laptop on a table. She is wearing a shirt and glasses with a stethoscope around her neck.
17 April 2024

New international medical code launches for presymptomatic type 1 diabetes

JDRF-funded researchers from the University of Birmingham have joined forces with NHS England to develop a diagnostic code for use on electronic medical records of people in the earliest stages of type 1 diabetes, allowing them to receive better, more timely healthcare and access to emerging treatments.

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