Bag of Hope

The JDRF Bag of Hope is filled with useful resources for both a child or teen who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and his or her caregivers, as well as adults and their loved ones.

Bag of Hope

When your child receives a diagnosis of T1D, it can be an overwhelming time. As you navigate this challenging period of adjustment to life with T1D, you can find helpful information and support through the JDRF Bag of Hope®.

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

*If you are a health care provider seeking T1D resources for your practice, please contact

Begin with Hope

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.

Each guide is tailored for children, teens or adults.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The JDRF Bag of Hope Program is made possible by generous funding provided by our Sponsors: