JDRF Launches Latest Edition of Its Adult Type 1 Toolkit

JDRF Launches Latest Edition of Its Adult Type 1 Toolkit!

August 29, 2011

JDRF is excited to announce the launch of its latest edition of the Adult Type 1 Toolkit, a valuable resource for all adults with type 1 diabetes. It is available for download now at JDRF’s website, here.  

The toolkit is part of JDRF’s efforts to broaden its reach to all individuals with type 1 diabetes-children and adults alike. Currently, adults make up approximately 85 percent of those living with type 1 diabetes. And in the United States alone, roughly half of the 30,000 people diagnosed with the disease are adults.

The toolkit addresses the important need for resources and support on subjects pertinent to all adults with the disease, including: how to connect with others with type 1 diabetes; understanding the media’s portrayal of the disease; how to handle insurance issues; and managing blood glucose levels in a variety of situations. It also provides support for challenges that arise beyond the initial adjustment period-as people enter new stages of life, with new obstacles and concerns.

The Adult Type 1 Toolkit is part of the series of Life Stage publications developed by JDRF’s Outreach department. JDRF also plans to launch additional toolkits, including one on pregnancy and parenting with type 1 diabetes, and a college toolkit.

Visit JDRF’s Adults page at www.jdrf.org/adults to download the latest edition of the Adult Type 1 Toolkit, and find additional resources and support for all adults living with type 1 diabetes.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.7 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education.