Life with Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) affects people at every life stage. Whatever your questions or needs, JDRF staff and volunteers are committed to helping you live your best lifew with T1D.
Ever wonder what’s going on inside Outreach at JDRF? Or, the resources JDRF provides families and adults living with T1D? Click on the link above and check out our quarterly newsletter from the JDRF National Outreach Department.
Whether you have T1D yourself, or are the parent or loved one of a person with type 1 diabetes, it takes time to adapt to the day-to-day demands of the disease. But treatment options are improving all the time, and type 1 diabetes will not prevent you or your loved one from living a full and active life. With medical and emotional support, people with T1D and their families learn to cope with, and even thrive in spite of, the demands that the disease imposes.
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease you never outgrow. Adults with type 1 diabetes not only have to face the everyday challenges of managing their disease at work and home, they also have to deal with lack of awareness from the general public. It’s just as important for adults with T1D to know they are not alone as it is for kids and teens.
Teens with T1D face their own set of issues and concerns. Get sound advice on topics like driving, dieting, drinking, preparing
for college, and more; and read about other teens living with and overcoming the daily challenges of the disease.
JDRF Kids Online features pen pals, kids’ art, information about dealing with type 1 diabetes day-to-day, and more. There’s also a special section for kids newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and their families and friends.
We have incredible parent-led support groups throughout the valley. These families offer support to one another online and in-person through community events hosted by the families. We encourage you to look at this resource and connect with a group in your area!