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KIDSAC – A free toolkit for newly diagnosed children

Content last reviewed and updated: 18.01.2024

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.

Along with information leaflets, it also contains Rufus, the bear with type 1 diabetes with felt-patches on his test and injection sites.

Rufus the Bear has gone green!

We are proud to announce that our new Rufus bears are eco-friendly. We have been working hard with our supplier to ensure his green credentials:

  • Rufus is now made from 100% RPET (recycled) materials*
  • Each new Rufus is made from approximately 16 plastic bottles – wow!
  • His tag is made from FSC certified card as are the export cartons that the bears are shipped in
  • The clear bags that each Rufus is packed into is made from LDPE which is both made from recycled materials & recyclable

* RPET is produced by melting down existing plastic bottles & post-consumer waste and making it into new polyester fibre. This process enables the plastic to be reused (recycled) and uses 59% less energy to produce than virgin polyester.

How to order our free KIDSACs

Healthcare professionals

If you want some packs to give to your patients, you can order a batch for free to a hospital or clinic address.

Place a clinic order

Members of the public

If you’d like to order a single KIDSAC, please order at our main information packs order form.

Order a KIDSAC

Need help with your order?

If you need help with your order, call us on 020 7713 2030 or contact us here.

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