For more than 30 years, Medtronic has been committed to helping people with diabetes achieve better control to live longer, healthier lives. Medtronic has supported JDRF through local chapter events and national programs for more than 10 years, including the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, special events, and advocacy. Today, Medtronic is one of three partners supporting JDRF’s T1D Care Kit, a resource for adults newly diagnosed with T1D. The kit includes important adult-focused, life-stage resources, including Medtronic educational inserts and Calorie King book. Medtronic is also a valued research partner and member of JDRF’s Industry Partner Advisory Panel, a forum whose purpose is to maintain an open dialogue with JDRF’s industry partners.
Through the generosity of sponsors including Medtronic, JDRF created the T1D Care Kit as part of an effort to ensure that all individuals newly diagnosed with T1D receive the information and support necessary to adjust to life with the disease. JDRF has found that its Bag of Hope is extremely beneficial to families of newly diagnosed children with T1D and is confident that the T1D Care Kit will be just as valuable for newly diagnosed adults. This sling-style bag includes important resources and information to educate, support, and inspire adults age 16 and older who have recently received a diagnosis with T1D. The kit is now available through local JDRF chapters and is free of charge.
JDRF is proud to have Medtronic Foundation as a Presenting Sponsor for JDRF 2013 Children’s Congress. Children’s Congress is a three-day event that brings together approximately 150 children and teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to meet face-to-face with some of the top decision-makers in the U.S. government in Washington, D.C. The delegates, ages 4 to 17, represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and JDRF’s international affiliates. As participants in Children’s Congress, they have a unique and empowering opportunity to help Members of Congress understand what life with T1D is like and why research to find a cure for T1D is so critical. This event is made possible through the generous support of industry partners such as Medtronic Foundation.