Support for Families


Support for Families

Finding out that you or a loved one has type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. You receive so much information from your doctors, diabetes educators, and dieticians. We want you to know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We are here to help, and invite you to take advantage of the opportunities available.






Mentor Program: We can put you in touch with someone who is willing to share their experiences with you and answer your questions.
Bag of Hope: We provide newly diagnosed families a comprehensive collection of educational and support materials for both parents and children.

Web Resources

Newly Diagnosed
JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team
JDRF Kids Online
Diabetes Information and Management
Diabetes in School
Diabetes in College
Traveling with Diabetes
JDRF Research Efforts
Life with Diabetes E-Newsletter
Research E-Newsletter


Countdown is an award-winning magazine published quarterly by the JDRF International and is offered free with your donation.

Countdown For Kids, The Magazine for Kids With Diabetes, is published four times a year by the JDRF International.

JDRF’s Teen Countdown magazine is packed with info about living better with diabetes, for a teen audience. To get your own copy, call 800-533-CURE or e-mail your request.