JDRFInformation & supportNewly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

Newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

If you, or someone close to you, has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, get information, support and access to online resources tailored to the needs of both adults and children.

Support for newly-diagnosed children

Find out about our Discovery Days, online support groups, free information packs, useful links and read other families' stories about living with type 1

Support for newly-diagnosed adults

Sign up to a Discovery Evening, find type 1 social communities, order an Adult Type 1 Toolkit and get useful links to helplines, services and practical support

Stories on dealing with a new diagnosis

Read shared experiences from others with a connection to type 1 diabetes.

Coming to terms with a type 1 diabetes diagnosis

Ruth Fitzgerald shares her experiences as a parent, following her daughters’ recent diagnosis.

Read Ruth's story

I want people to know it's a shock but you can handle it

Actress Nina Wadia talks about the shock and confusion her son's diagnosis caused, and how they dealt with it

Read Nina's story

Diabetes builds a toughness that is hard to find otherwise

Tom Higham talks about how his type 1 diabetes diagnosis as a child hasn't stopped him doing anything

Read Tom's story

Diagnosed at 4, becoming a professional builder at 21

Chloe was diagnosed at age 4 but hasn't let her condition stop her from achieving her dream job

Read Chloe's story

Free information leaflets

A new type 1 diabetes diagnosis

This leaflet contains useful information for when you, or someone close to you, has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

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Helping others to understand type 1 diabetes

This leaflet is aimed towards a younger audience and contains all the tools needed to understand or discuss type 1 diabetes.

Download the leaflet