Life with T1D

Life Stages

JDRF provides free toolkits, articles, information, and online groups for people of all ages and stages of life with T1D. If you need fast assistance for a particular question, get personal support from JDRF’s Online Diabetes Support Team.

Newly Diagnosed




Adults with T1D


T1D Information

Get information about type 1 diabetes daily care and treatment, coping with emotional demands, and helping delay the onset of complications.

Control and Management

The key to T1D control is a careful balance between food, exercise, and insulin. It’s a juggling act to keep blood glucose levels within the target range. Therefore, people with T1D should stick to scheduled blood sugar checks, insulin injections or boluses, and snack times. Even small departures from your diabetes care plan can cause blood glucose levels to rise or fall.

Daily Care & Treatment

Preparing for an Emergency

To support people with T1D in the wake of hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks, or any event involving emergency conditions, JDRF has created helpful emergency preparedness information.

Emergency Checklists

Emergency Checklists are useful in informing individuals who are not familiar with the clinical aspects of type 1 diabetes (T1D) of what to do in case they are faced with a diabetes emergency.

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Dealing With T1D in Times of Crisis

This special issue of Life with Diabetes e-newsletter provides critical information on such topics as caring for your child with diabetes in times of crisis, an emergency “survival guide,” and tips for dealing with new schools.

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Articles by Topic

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JDRF Volunteers are available to answer your questions about type 1 diabetes and get you through this difficult time. Don't worry, you are not alone.

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