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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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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.
We provide a wealth of information and free resources to help you support and empower your patients or students.
Take our free course for schools to learn more about supporting pupils with type 1 diabetes in educational settings.
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Connecting with peers who share your type 1 journey brings an instant sense of belonging. It’s like having a circle that speaks your language, celebrating the wins and understanding the tough moments.
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.
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Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with type 1 for years, this event is designed to provide valuable insights, support and inspiration.
We all know that type 1 comes with its emotional rollercoasters. The wonderful thing about peer support lies in its safe space to share fears, joys, and frustrations. These connections remind you that you’re not alone – there’s a network that’s got your back.
Navigating type 1 requires a mix of experience and expert guidance. While connecting with peers can offer valuable tips, it’s important to remember that everyone’s needs are unique. Before making any changes to your routine, always seek the advice of your healthcare team.
We pride ourselves in being part of the type 1 community and we host a number of events through the year where you can meet others with type 1. Social media and digital forums are also great places to meet people who understand type 1.
#GBDoc (Great Britain Diabetes Online Community) and #NIDoc (Northern Ireland Diabetes Online Community) are two online communities. Follow the hashtags to get involved in the conversation and connect with other people living with type 1.
Diabetes Chat is an online community and chat space that connects people with type 1 and healthcare professionals.
Every Monday evening at 8pm, you can join a Twitter Space (#diabeteschat will post the link just before the event) to hear news, fun facts and presentations from healthcare professionals and invited speakers.
There’s also the opportunity to connect with other parents of children with type 1 and share your experiences.
There are active Facebook groups where you can ask questions to other parents and share experiences and news:
An online space for people living with and affected by type 1 and type 2 diabetes from across the world to connect online.
This online community is for people with type 1 and type 2 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.
View the latest issue and subscribe to get notifications of when your next digital magazine is published.
Become a JDRF Youth Ambassador and connect with other children and young people living with type 1 diabetes.
Surfing reminds me a lot of my journey with diabetes. I often miss waves and fall off my board, but I never stop paddling.”
Lawrence Newton talks about his son Oliver’s type 1 diagnosis and finding support through family, friends, and other parents of children with type 1.
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