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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

Articles

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Logo for the 2023 European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, featuring a colourful infographic of a cityscape
Research

Five research highlights from EASD conference 2023

Our Research Communications Lead, Josie Clarkson, shares more type 1 diabetes research highlights from the jam-packed week of science.

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Research Treatments & technologies

Diversity in research participants: “It’s time to turn policy into action”

We need more diversity among people taking part in clinical trials so that research findings are representative across populations.

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Research

Vertex’s clinical trials of lab-grown islet cells

Vertex is running a clinical trial in which people with type 1 diabetes receive a dose of VX-880, an investigational product that contains lab-grown islet cells.

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Research

Behind the headlines: rise in cases of type 1 in children since COVID-19

"We need research to understand why rates of type 1 are rising"

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Sports & exercise

An open letter to the organisers of the Roland Garros tournament

We recently sent an open letter to the organisers of the Roland Garros Tennis Tournament. The letter expresses our strong concerns about the treatment of Alex Zverev, a professional tennis player and an individual living with type 1 diabetes.

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Everyday life

Language and stigma

It's important to recognise the power of language and the impact it can have on individual – our response to an article in The Sun.

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A hand holding the tiny continuous multi metabolite monitor (CMM) developed by QuLab between their thumb and fore finger
Managing type 1 Research Treatments & technologies

Five type 1 tech innovations to watch

The recent international diabetes conference ATTD introduced us to a range of exciting new technologies in the pipeline to help people with type 1 manage their diabetes.

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Type 1 diabetic Chris dribbling a ball past his opponent during an indoor game of football
Managing type 1 Sports & exercise Treatments & technologies

Tackling stigma with The Diabetes Football Community

Chris Bright, JDRF UK’s Community Partnerships and Events Lead and Welsh Futsal International, talks about his new book chapter on The Diabetes Football community.

Discovery magazine

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JDRF Discovery Magazine Issue 96
Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 96

Download issue 96 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star, broadcaster and communications specialist Reece Parkinson, on how he has come to terms with his type 1 diagnosis and is now looking to inspire others

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Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 95

Download issue 95 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Jharna Kumawat who talks about diagnosis, pregnancy and swimming the English Channel.

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Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 94

Download issue 94 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Tom Ball who talks about Britain’s Got Talent and finding community.

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Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 93

Download issue 93 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Charlie, a keen vlogger, who tells us why he creates videos about living with type 1 diabetes.

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Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 92

Download issue 92 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Caden’s family who tell us about life with type 1 diabetes and Down’s syndrome.

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Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 91

Download issue 91 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a features on a £50m donation from the Steve Morgan Foundation.

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Front cover of Issue 90 Type 1 Discovery magazine
Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 90

Download issue 90 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Lady Jubie Wigan who shares the motivation for raising £3m for JDRF research.

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Front cover of Issue 89 Type 1 Discovery magazine
Everyday life Research Treatments & technologies

Type 1 Discovery magazine: Issue 89

Download Issue 89 of Type 1 Discovery magazine which includes a feature on our cover star Colin Dayan who talks about breaking new barriers in type 1 diabetes research.

Expert opinion

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Healthcare support

Raising the profile of diabetes distress in Parliament

Tom Gordon, our Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer, talks about how and why we're highlighting mental health and type 1 at the highest levels of government.

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Everyday life Treatments & technologies

A statement about reported insulin shortages in the UK

JDRF's Director of Policy responds to the reporting of the reduced availability of some forms of insulin

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Everyday life

An attempt to listen: The National Diabetes Experience survey

Professor Partha Kar explains the importance of listening to people living with diabetes to help guide and drive changes in policy.

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Research

"We will stop type 1 diabetes": five highlights from ATTD 2024

We share five key takeaways about type 1 diabetes from this year's ATTD meeting, an annual international diabetes conference.

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A scientist in a lab screening for type 1 diabetes
Health & wellbeing

Early detection: How type 1 diabetes screening can change lives

We can now demonstrate that population screening for the first signs of type 1 diabetes not only leads to a better quality of life for those who go on to develop the condition, it also offers significant long-term savings for our healthcare providers.

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A selfie of Nadia Malik, a specialist diabetes pharmacist.
Health & wellbeing

“There are so many ways to take part in Ramadan without fasting” Nadia Malik, diabetes specialist pharmacist

We spoke to Nadia Malik, a clinical pharmacist at Queens Park Medical Centre, to find out how Muslims with type 1 can take part in Ramadan – whether they choose to fast or not.

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Research

Five reasons why medical research can be a long process

In this blog, we answer your questions about the medical research pipeline and why developing new treatments takes time.

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Research

Five reasons researchers should apply for the JDRF UK Small Grant Awards

With the third round of our Small Grant Awards now open for applications, hear from previous awardees on why you should apply.

Guides, posters & leaflets

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Contents of JDRF's School Pack free resource to help teachers and parents manage type 1 diabetic children in educational setting
Everyday life Managing type 1

School Pack

A free information pack for parents and schools to support young people with type 1 diabetes in school, at home and when socialising.

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

Straight to the Point

This 170 page book is a useful reference guide to help live well with type 1 diabetes

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JDRF Adult Toolkit
Everyday life Managing type 1 New diagnosis

Adult Toolkit

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

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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
Everyday life Managing type 1 New diagnosis

KIDSAC

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

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Everyday life Managing type 1

Guidelines for schools, colleges and early years settings

A free 28 page guideline for schools, colleges and early years settings. Includes sections on: roles and responsibilities; insulin injections and pumps; blood glucose monitoring; PE, exercise and diabetes, and much more.

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JDRF type 1 diabetes school pack flyer
Everyday life Managing type 1

School Pack flyer

A flyer which can be given to parents of children with type 1 so that they can order a School Pack to use to discuss their child's support needs with teachers at school.

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School elearning module_Free online type 1 diabetes course for teachers flyer
Everyday life Managing type 1

Schools e-learning module flyer

We have produced this flyer which outlines the details of the e-learning module to help school teachers provide appropriate support for children or young people with type 1 in their care.

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Type 1 diabetes discovery events promotional flyer
Everyday life Managing type 1 New diagnosis

Discovery Days and Events flyer

Download our Type 1 Diabetes Discovery Days flyer to promote these free information sessions to your patients with type 1 diabetes.

Interactive tools

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JDRF type 1 diabetes DiaDigits Calculator
Managing type 1

The DiaDigits Calculator

If you or your child has type 1 diabetes, use our DiaDigits calculator and help us tell the world about type 1 diabetes.

Reports

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Front cover of Type 1 Diabetes Research Roadmap report
Managing type 1 Research

Type 1 Diabetes Research Roadmap

Identifying the strengths and weaknesses, gaps and opportunities of UK type 1 diabetes research; clearing a path to the cure.

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Managing type 1 Research Treatments & technologies

Research to Reality

Accelerating access for new type 1 diabetes treatments.

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Front cover of Type 1 Research Today report
Everyday life Managing type 1 Research

Type 1 Research Today

A report that presents a positive picture of type 1 diabetes research in the UK.

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Front cover of JDRF's pathway to choice report about building awareness and access to type 1 diabetes technology
Everyday life Managing type 1 Treatments & technologies

Pathway to Choice

JDRF commissioned market research to understand the motivations and barriers people with type 1 diabetes face in making treatment choices.

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Covid and Beyond report
Everyday life Healthcare support Managing type 1

Covid and Beyond

JDRF’s Covid and Beyond report reveals the impact of the Covid pandemic upon lives already affected by type 1 diabetes.

Shared stories

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Mia-Imani wearing a white halter neck prom dress, smiling for the photo and wearing a glucose sensor on her upper arm.
Managing type 1

"I'm not as scared to wear my sensor out."

Mia-Imani Williams was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in September 2022. We spoke to 11-year-old Mia-Imani about diagnosis, wearing her glucose sensor to prom and the support she gets from her family and friends.

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Managing type 1

A needle phobia doesn’t need to hold you back

When needle-phobic Billy Cole was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes aged 56, trying to finger prick and inject was consuming his whole life. Here, the former British Commonwealth-winning athlete shares how he overcame his phobias and gives insight to others dealing with similar fears.

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Temi Olonisakin smiling at the camera over her shoulder with her continuous glucose monitor visible.
Health & wellbeing

What would I do in a zombie apocalypse?

Temi Olonisakin has been living with type 1 for 12 years. A doctor herself, she shares what she’s learned about managing type 1 diabetes and her emotional wellbeing.  

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Fundraising Research Sports & exercise

"I understand how tough it can be living with type 1 and this motivates me to work towards a cure"

Dr Chloe Rackham was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13 and is now running a JDRF-funded lab at the University of Exeter. Chloe tells us how having type 1 helps motivate her and how she switches off from her type 1.

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Reece Parkinson wearing a running jacket and out in the countryside
New diagnosis Sports & exercise

Community, challenges and technology – Reece Parkinson on life with type 1

Broadcaster and communications specialist Reece Parkinson was diagnosed with type 1 when he was 26. Since then, he's used his platform to inspire others.

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Mischa Rodgers, who lives with type 1, at her job as a production coordinator for Sky Sports.
Everyday life

"Being honest allows people to help and support you"

Sports-mad production coordinator Mischa Rodgers has had to learn how to manage adrenaline surges in her fast-paced job with Sky Sports.

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Alys wearing her Dexcom glucose sensor with her JDRF teddy bear, Rufus.
New diagnosis

The ELSA study enables early detection of type 1 diabetes

“The long-term health benefits of screening outweigh the short-term stress” – Cerilyn tells us about her experience of finding out her daughter is in the early stages of developing type 1.

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Health & wellbeing

Living with type 1 diabetes, hypothyroidism and vitiligo

Rebekah’s story: “I had no idea that having one autoimmune condition makes you more at risk of getting others”

Videos

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Illustration showing connection between algorithm, glucose sensor and insulin pump
Managing type 1 Treatments & technologies

What is the artificial pancreas? – Type 1 diabetes tech explained

Find out how the artificial pancreas, also known as hybrid closed loop technology, can help you or your child reduce the impact of daily type 1 diabetes management.

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Managing type 1 Treatments & technologies

What is flash glucose sensing? – Type 1 diabetes tech explained

Find out how flash glucose sensing can help you or your child manage glucose levels, and find out the difference between flash and flash two.

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Managing type 1 Treatments & technologies

What is continuous glucose monitoring? – Type 1 diabetes tech explained

Find out about continuous glucose monitors and how it can help you or your child manage type 1 diabetes.

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Managing type 1 Treatments & technologies

What is an insulin pump? – Type 1 diabetes tech explained

Find out how an insulin pump works and how it can help you or your child manage type 1 diabetes.