Type 1 Diabetes: What You Need To Know
A short video that explains life with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to extended family, caregivers, teachers, coaches and fellow students.
If you are looking for resources and lively community discussions to help you start the school year confident that T1D won’t stand in the way, look no further. Check out the resources below to get information and join conversations about going Back to School with T1D.
These resources are made possible in part through the support of Lilly.
Parents & Caregivers
Assure a smooth transition back to school with these resources that will help your child get ready for a new school year with confidence.
Teachers & Educators
Learn about type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications so you can help your students stay safe and healthy at school.
504 Plans and Your Child’s Rights at School
A 504 Plan is a legal, written document specifying what reasonable modifications and accommodations the school must provide for a student with a disability. Children with T1D are protected under this law.
Back to School Checklist
Everything you need to know when sending your child with T1D back to school
Living Independently with Type 1 Diabetes
You’ve got this! Confidently manage T1D when leaving home for the first time.
What I Want My Teachers to Know About Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes, from the point of view of your student
How to Support Your Student with Type 1 Diabetes
Tips for keeping your student safe and helping them succeed
In the United States, schools that receive federal funds are mandated by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to deliver “free appropriate education” to children with disabilities, including T1D.
A 504 Plan is a legal (written) document specifying what “reasonable” modifications and accommodations the school must provide for a student with a disability. Children with T1D are protected under this law.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Through their Safe at School program, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers additional training and support materials that can help parents and caregivers prepare and educate school staff to provide the appropriate care to students with diabetes and ensure their success at school. These resources include the ADA’s “Helping the student with diabetes succeed: A guide for school personnel”, an updated version of the 2016 NDEP guide that reflects important changes in diabetes technology and treatment in the school setting.
Connect with people all over the world who are dealing with T1D and school in their own way. Anyone over 13 can join the conversation.
Fundraising at School
JDRF offers kids many ways to educate, inspire and motivate their peers to help make a world without T1D.
Recursos en español
Ya sea que requiera ayuda de alguien, que ya haya atravesado por diferentes situaciones o que esté buscando herramientas educativas para ayudarlo a usted o a un ser querido en e l manejo de la diabetes tipo 1 , JDRF está aquí para ayudarle.
Life With T1D
From tips on counting carbs to advice for traveling with supplies and equipment, our guide makes it easy to stay healthy.
Get help navigating healthcare and health insurance.
Find helpful tips for managing T1D in the classroom.
From tips on counting carbs to advice for traveling with supplies and equipment, our guide makes it easy to stay healthy while living with type 1 diabetes (T1D).
There’s no question: diabetes is expensive.
Resources for T1D Athletes.
Food and Diet
There’s no such thing as a “diabetic diet.”
If you have T1D and are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, we have some basic information on how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy.
Parenting and Relationships
We understand how scary it can be and want to help, no matter what stage your family is at in figuring out your new “normal”.
You Are Not Alone
Living with the burden of T1D can be overwhelming at times. But you’re never alone. The JDRF community has your back.
Connect with people all over the world who are dealing with T1D in their own way.
Events and Groups
Whether you’re looking for support, a chance to volunteer or simply a good time with others dealing with T1D, we have you covered.
You have questions. JDRF or a member of our community is sure to have the answer.
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