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Our researchers are working on different ways to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes - from growing insulin-producing beta cells in labs to hacking the immune system.
Learn about the technologies that can deliver insulin automatically when needed. And discover the next generation of insulins that are currently being developed.
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The announcement is the biggest treatment breakthrough for type 1 diabetes since the discovery of insulin.
This event is designed for anyone living with type 1 diabetes who would like to learn more about managing their wellbeing across a variety of contexts.
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Take our free course for schools to learn more about supporting pupils with type 1 diabetes in educational settings.
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Managing type 1 after a new diagnosis can be a steep learning curve. We know it can be tough, but there is help and support to help you through this early stage. Take your time and remember to be kind to yourself along the way.
There can be a lot to learn about type 1 diabetes but you don’t have to learn it all at once. Our quick guide gives you the essential information to know after a type 1 diagnosis.
A new diagnosis can come as a shock and you probably have a lot of questions right now. But you don’t have to go through it alone. Find out where to get support, connect with other parents and carers and find resources to help.
Find out more about managing type 1 diabetes including managing blood glucose levels, hypos and hypers, carb counting and working with your child’s Diabetes Healthcare Team.
Learn about the type 1 treatment basics and more advanced technologies like continuous glucose monitors, flash glucose sensing, insulin pumps and hybrid closed loop. Plus, find out what’s available on the NHS.
Everything you need to consider at all stages of your child’s education, including how to work with your child’s school to help manage their condition.
“Daisy has been using flash for over five years now, it was completely life-changing when she started wearing it! Each sensor lasts two weeks, so no more making her fingers bleed every day to check her levels – just a quick swipe of a sensor on her arm. At school she would have to stop what she was doing, go wash her hands, sit down and prick her finger – now she does it while she’s working without having to think about it.”
“My advice for anyone going through a type 1 diagnosis with their child is to open up and get support from your family and friends, along with connecting with other parents of children with type 1 – they will know what you are going through. You are not alone, and things will get easier as you both learn to manage your new life.”
“Leaving the hospital was scary because we felt like our whole life had changed. We were overwhelmed by the responsibility of managing her lifelong condition and the impact it would have on our family. For us, because we have older children too, it’s been really important to take help along the way. People offer to help and they mean it.”
“There are millions of children out there with conditions that they shouldn’t be ashamed of.”
Our resource hub is home to a wealth of information and shared experiences about living with type 1 diabetes.
Browse and order our free information packs for people who have been recently diagnosed with type 1.
Our free KIDSAC helps parents and their children to deal with their diagnosis.
Our free School Pack includes information for teachers and parents on managing type 1, the symptoms of hypos and hypers and how to support a child with type 1 diabetes in educational and social settings
This 170 page book is a useful reference to help you keep track and give you ideas for how to get the most out of life with type 1 diabetes.
This free e-learning module has been designed to help teaching staff provide appropriate support for children or young people with type 1 diabetes in their care.
Join us in London for an informative event dedicated to exploring the world of type 1 diabetes. Discover the latest developments in type 1 research, hear from experts in the field and connect with others living with type 1 diabetes.
Type 1 Discovery is our 24-page magazine, giving you the latest news, events, features and research updates about type 1 diabetes and JDRF, three times a year.
Connect with people who understand what you’re going through. Explore social media groups, online forums, community events and read shared experiences.
Our YouTube channel includes technology explainer videos, Discovery event videos on many type 1 topics, and films of people with type 1 discussing tech.
We fund international research that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications, focusing on investing in research that will transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
Your donations make a real difference to the lives of everyone living with type 1 diabetes and the people who care for them.
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