JDRF Resources Program

Type 1 Diabetes Community
JDRF Resources Program

Finding out that you, your child or someone you love has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be a shock and very difficult to absorb.

To support you during the early days of diagnosis, JDRF supplies Diabetes Educators with specially developed packs for people and their families at type 1 diabetes diagnosis.

These packs help patients understand how their life has changed, provide practical support and information and advice on how they can adapt.


The JDRF KIDSAC pack program provides a free backpack for families with newly diagnosed children. The pack contains lots of valuable information including a:

  • Caring for Diabetes in Children and Adults: A Parent's Manual
  • ‘Rufus' the teddy bear who can help a child learn about injections
  • A blood glucose testing meter

t1d kit

The t1d kit is designed for newly type 1 diabetes diagnosed older teens and adults to help you practically manage your diabetes. 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 book to help count fat and carbohydrate intake
  • A blood glucose testing meter

Straight to the Point Book

The Straight to the Point book was written by people with type 1 diabetes and health care professionals, for adults and young adults with type 1 diabetes. It includes practical advice on day-to-day life with type 1 diabetes.

You can download a digital copy of the Straight to the Point book here.

Available from your Healthcare Professional

These packs are available through your diabetes healthcare professional and are kindly supported by AMSL Diabetes, the distributors of OneTouch© Insulin Pumps and Glucose Meter Ranges and Dexcom© Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems. Both KIDSAC and t1d kit include The Traffic Light Guide to Food resource developed by the Sydney Diabetes Centre at Royal North Shore Hospital.

They are complimentary and include a subscription to our monthly type 1 diabetes newsletter, a year's free JDRF membership, and access to our Peer Support Program. JDRF is dedicated to supporting Australians living with type 1 diabetes.