Be a part of the cure.
JDRF provides many resources
Supporting Healthcare Professionals
JDRF provides a range of services and programs to assist and support Healthcare Professionals working with the type 1 diabetes community.
JDRF Diabetes Educator of the Year Awards
For outstanding patient care and practice in type 1 diabetes
Proudly supported by Abbott Diabetes Care
The Diabetes Educator of the Year Awards recognise and thank diabetes educators for their exceptional contribution and dedication to the lives of people with type 1 diabetes.
The Diabetes Educator of the Year Awards recognise those health care professionals who are changing people's lives. Day to day life with type 1 diabetes can be complicated and stressful for kids and adults, and their families.
Diabetes educators can literally change lives by helping to find the latest most effective treatments for managing this chronic disease, as well as sharing practices that lead to increased wellbeing and happiness.
There now four annual awards awarded nationally each year, with each winner receiving a trophy and cash prize of $3000 to be spent in clinic to assist in patient care.
JDRF Professional Membership is free and gives you access to the latest information on type 1 diabetes research.
As a Professional Member you will receive:
- Monthly Type 1 Diabetes Newsletter - A free monthly newsletter, Path to a Cure, summarising the latest type 1 diabetes research breakthroughs delivered to your email every month.
- Update magazine - focusing on Australian research news, advice and information on diabetes management, personal stories and information on JDRF events. (Update is produced two times a year.)
- Countdown magazine - covering international developments in type 1 diabetes research and news from around the world. (Countdown is produced two times a year.)
- Information and updates on JDRF activities as and when they are happening.
Join JDRF now as a Professional Member.
KIDSAC - family support program
KIDSAC is a free backpack for you to give to families with a newly diagnosed child. The packs contain valuable information on type 1 diabetes including:
- Caring for Diabetes in Children and Adults: A Parent's Manual
- A ‘Rufus' or ‘Ruby' teddy bear for the child to help them learn about injections
- A blood glucose testing meter.
t1d - teens and adults support program
The t1d pack is a free new information source specially developed for newly diagnosed adults or teenagers. The stylish t1d satchel contains:
- 'Straight to the Point' - a comprehensive guidebook for adults with type 1 diabetes written by people who have "been there, done that".
- A diabetes sick day kit
- A Carb-counting booklet
- Diabete-Ezy finger testing wipes
- A blood glucose testing meter
Leaflets for patients
JDRF has a range of leaflets with information on all aspects of type 1 diabetes that can be ordered for use within your clinic or practice.
Peer Support Program
The Peer Support Program provides ongoing support to people affected by type 1 diabetes. Through the Program a network of volunteers, hand picked and trained by JDRF, are connected with people in their area who have asked for support. The volunteers have lived with the disease themselves and are able to give practical help and advice.
Youth Ambassador and JDRF Advocate programs
These programs provide the opportunity for people with type 1 diabetes, both children and adults, to get involved in a variety of activities to build awareness of type 1 diabetes within the general community, the media and with their local and federal politicians.
JDRF Travel grants
With the generous support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, JDRF provides grants for Researchers, Diabetes Educators and other Allied Health and Nursing Professionals to travel to research institutions or scientific meetings, for the purpose of furthering their expertise in the study of type 1 diabetes. More information on how to apply is available online.
How to Order
Resources are available to order online. Order your resources now so JDRF can continue to support you and your patients.