Supporting the type 1 diabetes community
We know health care professionals are fundamental to ensuring the health and wellbeing of the 125,000 Australians living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Having a supportive health care professional team is one of the key elements in improving the lives of people living with T1D.
As a result, we want to be able to help support health care professionals and their patients by providing a range of resources, services and programs that support the T1D community. Below you can download and order any resources to assist you and your patients.
Straight to the Point: A Guide for Adults living with T1D
Written by adults with type 1 diabetes and health care professionals, this resource is full of tips and resources to help your patients live a safer, easier and happier life until we cure T1D.
Teen Toolkit: A guide for parents of teens living with T1D
Navigating the teenage years living with T1D can be difficult. This guide aims to help parents make the journey a much more manageable experience.
A Guide for Parents of Children living with T1D
Do you have patients who are parents caring for a child with T1D? Check out these tips and resources for parents and carers to help their families live a safer, easier and happier life. Want to know more about this guide? Click the button below.Learn More
JDRF Insulin Pump Program
After intense advocacy, we established our IPP program in 2008. This program provides insulin pumps to families who have children under the age of 18 living with T1D and meet other eligibility criteria. To find out more about this program, click the button below.Learn More
JDRF Game Changer Program
Do you have patients who would like to participate in clinical trials? We are always after more participants – those living with T1D as well as those living without T1D. Find out more about our Game Changer program by clicking the button below.Learn More
Our T1Directory is where we share all of the details of our Little Blue Book. It’s the names of people, organisations and places that make life with type 1 diabetes a little easier.Learn More
JDRF Facebook Groups
We’ve created safe spaces on Facebook to connect people in the T1D community with others who are in a similar position. These private groups are moderated by JDRF staff and other committed volunteers to ensure relevant, respectful interactions between members.
Three Private Facebook Groups are available for our community:
- T1D Connect Parents and Carers of Newly Diagnosed 2021 (JDRF Australia) . This group will be open to those families whose children have been diagnosed during the 2021 calendar year. After their first year, your patient will then be invited to join a wider parent and carer group.
- T1D Connect Parents and Carers (JDRF Australia). This group is for parents and carers of children living with T1D.
- T1D Connect 14-24 (JDRF Australia). For Teens and young adults 14-24 living with T1D.
- T1D Connect 25+ (JDRF Australia). For adults 25+ living with T1D.
If your patient would like to join, you can supply them one of the relevant links above. They can then click the link and request membership, answering our three vetting questions.
From there, they can use this platform to ask questions, share their experience and build relationships with others in the group.
JDRF Peer Support Program
Our Peer Support Program is a free volunteer network that connects people who have been affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D). A T1D diagnosis can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Even as time goes on, it’s a constant learning curve. The program provides an opportunity to talk to someone who has been there and who can give practical tips and advice.
The program is available to adults or parents in the T1D community to find support from others in a similar situation. If you have patients who would like to know more, you can click the button below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
JDRF T1D Tune In
The T1D Tune In, our first ever podcast, was launched on 12 November 2020. Created in partnership with Sanofi, the T1D Tune In highlights the triumphs of inspirational adults living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and the researchers striving for a cure.
You, or your patient, can listen by clicking the button below, or searching for the ‘T1D Tune In’ wherever you get your podcasts.Listen to the T1D Tune In
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