T1D is a complicated, tiring and unpredictable disease, difficult for anyone to manage alone. For many people, it’s not just doctors who help them navigate life with T1D, but a greater support system of friends, teachers, coaches and family.
Taking care of someone with T1D can feel just as demanding as the disease sometimes which is why having support as a caregiver is equally as important. It takes strength to help someone you love manage this disease. Caretakers often find support in their significant others, siblings, colleagues and friends.
As Mother’s Day and Father’s Day approach, we’re asking the T1D community to share your stories, pictures and videos on social media and blogs thanking your greatest supporters. When sharing your story, use the hashtag #MyGreatestSupporter to be a part of the community conversation.
This is also an excellent time to say thanks to your greatest supporter! Thank you to our partners for creating these great gifts, with proceeds going back to JDRF. Modify Watches’ JDRF collection includes watch faces with messages like “T1D Looks Like Me” and “Turning Type One into Type None.” Available online only, 30% of the price of each watch is donated to JDRF. If you’re giving this gift to a father figure in your life, be sure to let us know with a post with the hashtag #HeWatchesOut.
ALEX AND ANI Side by Side Charm Bangles, available in gold or silver finish, are sets of two bangles, each with a single otter charm. Otters are symbols of friendship and unity, and are known to hold hands to secure themselves from drifting apart. Available online and in stores, 20 percent of the purchase price of each bangle set benefits JDRF. If you’re giving this gift to a mother figure in your life, be sure to let us know with a social media post with the hashtag #SideBySide.
We look forward to you joining us as we say thank you to our greatest supporters. We can’t wait to learn more about the people who support you!