Useful links

A list of online resources full of useful information for people living with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and researchers.

Please note that although we have endeavoured to check sites before linking to them, JDRF does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of external websites.

Diabetes sites

NHS Choices – you can read more about type 1 diabetes –

T1 Resources – find support and information to help you manage type 1 diabetes –

Bertieonline – type 1 diabetes education programme –

Are you in the UK and have forgotten any type 1 kit? The HELP! We forgot T1Kit! UK Facebook community may be able to help.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – Focus on diabetes –

Dr Foster – Health Service Finder –

Children with Diabetes – Please note that this is a US website but you can join the UK mailing list through it and access UK Facebook groups. – Diabetes and Sport –


Diabetes Stories –

Supporting children with diabetes –

Digibete – Video resources to help people and families manage type 1 diabetes –

Regional diabetes sites

The Tayside Diabetes Network –

Diabetes in Scotland –

Leicester Diabetes –

Stephanie Marks Diabetes Resource Centre at St Peter’s Hospital –

For adults

Bright Spots & Landmines: A revolutionary new diabetes book with hundreds of food, mindset, exercise and sleep tips. Download it for FREE at

Sugar Surfing: A book about managing type 1 in a modern world –

Carbs and Cals – Books and an app for diabetes and weight loss –

Think Like a Pancreas: A practical guide to managing diabetes with insulin –

For children and young people

Youth Health Talk –

Lilly and Disney: Coco Goes Back to School and Coco’s First SleepoverLilly and Disney have expanded their collection of type 1 diabetes resources with the Spanish publications of Coco Goes Back to School (Coco Vuelve a la Escuela) and Coco’s First Sleepover (La Primera Pijamada de Coco).

Both books include information about type 1 diabetes and seek to engage readers by sharing the experiences that children face after diagnosis. –

The Youth Empowerment Skills (YES) programme – delivered by the diabetes department at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital – combines social activities organised by trained youth workers with a three-day interactive workshop to help teenagers become more confident with their type 1 diabetes.    Access the YES programme

For health professionals

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes –

Diabetes Bible –

Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes –

NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme –

Nursing Standard –

Other research funders and institutions

Cambridge University –

Kings College London –

Medical Research Council –

Wellcome Trust –

Other organisations

Association of Medical Research Charities –

Coeliac UK –


Department of Health –

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation –

Diabetes UK –

Diabetics With Eating Disorders –

If you need specific advice on type 1 diabetes care in schools you can contact Diabetes UK’s Care in Schools helpline, find out more on their webpage:


Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust –

If you have any unused or unwanted insulin – you can donate them to developing countries via IDDT:

Insulin Pumpers –

ipSOX – insulin pump accessories  –

Macular Disease Society –

Medic Alert –

My Ageing Parent –

Novo Nordisk – Changing Diabetes –

National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines for the treatment of type 1 diabetes ––nutritional-and-metabolic-conditions/diabetes

Society for Endocrinology –

The British Dietetic Association –

Association of British Clinical Diabetologists –