Information and resources for children and caregivers who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We understand that the words ‘your child has type 1 diabetes (T1D)’ are something no parent wants to hear. We realize this diagnosis impacts the entire family and determining where to start can feel overwhelming. We know that learning how to navigate the complexities of daily T1D management is a challenging period of adjustment for both you and your child.

JDRF is here to support with information, resources and connections to the T1D community to help you better manage the condition and know that you are not alone.

Bag of Hope®

The JDRF Bag of Hope® is filled with useful resources for children who have been diagnosed with T1D and their caregivers. Along with educational materials, we’ve included a special friend — Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes® — to show your child they are not alone.

By requesting a Bag of Hope, you will also receive a link to download our Begin with Hope guide, an introductory guide to living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) that helps you to learn T1D basics, what you should know about blood sugar and insulin, how to educate others about T1D, and where to find more information and receive ongoing support.

Request a free Bag of Hope