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We are becoming Breakthrough T1D in October.

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Guide to new diagnosis

There’s a lot to learn after a new type 1 diagnosis. Whether you’re an adult or a parent or carer of a newly diagnosed child, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know – and share stories from people who have been there too.

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.

Discovery events

Our free Type 1 Diabetes Discovery events run throughout the year, across the UK and virtually. Hear from leading experts, explore type 1 technology with the tech companies, and meet other people living with type 1.

Diagnosis stories

Informative guides

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Type 1 diabetes treatments

Learn about the different ways of putting insulin into your body, and how to manage your blood glucose levels.

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Guide to type 1 technology

Discover the devices that help you take the right amount of insulin at the right times, and technology that helps you to measure your blood glucose levels throughout the day.

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Managing type 1 diabetes

Get information and support on how to manage your blood glucose levels, count carbs and deal with hypos and hypers.

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Type 1 diabetic Bernie sat leaning over a table checking her blood glucose levels

Guide to complications

We can help you understand type 1 complications, the signs to look out for and what you can do to reduce your risk.

More support and information

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JDRF's Type 1 Diabetes Discovery magazine

Type 1 Discovery magazine

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.

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The type 1 community

Connect with people who understand what you’re going through. Explore social media groups, online forums, community events and read shared experiences.

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A you guy shown with type 1 technology on his arm. JDRF UK YouTube type 1 diabetes technology video playlist where we discuss apps for managing type 1.

YouTube playlists

Our YouTube channel includes tech explainer videos, Discovery event videos on many type 1 topics, and films of people with type 1 discussing tech.

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Emotional wellbeing

Find information and support to help you manage your emotional wellbeing when you're living with type 1 diabetes.

Helpful resources

Browse and order our free information packs for people who have been recently diagnosed with type 1.

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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 of life with type 1 diabetes.

About JDRF

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About JDRF

We are the leading global type 1 diabetes charity, working every day to help people live better with the condition, prevent people ever developing it and one day, find cures.

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A scientist in the lab working on novel insulins as part of treatment research for type 1 diabetes

Our strategy

Discover more about how we work strategically to fund type 1 diabetes research, campaign for access to all treatments and connect and support the type 1 community.

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Our impact

Learn how we make an impact in improving the lives of people living with type 1, from funding research, campaigning for better access to treatments and supporting the type 1 community.

How you can help

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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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By joining one of our fundraising events or planning your own, you’ll be helping fund type 1 research that’s making headway.

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Buy JDRF merchandise including T-shirts, cycling jerseys and pin badges and help support type 1 research.

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Build your skills, meet new people and have fun, all while making a real difference.

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