Health Care Professionals

Type 1 Diabetes Community
Health Care Professionals

JDRF provides a range of services and programs to assist and support health care professionals working with the type 1 diabetes community.

Support Resources for Your Patients


KIDSAC is a free backpack for you to give to families with a child newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The packs contain valuable information on type 1 diabetes including:

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

t1d kit

The t1d pack is a free new information source specially developed for adults or teenagers newly diagnosed with type 1 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 Carb-counting booklet
  • A blood glucose testing meter

Straight to the Point Guide to Type 1 Diabetes

Straight to the Point 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.

JDRF Peer Support Program

The JDRF 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.

How to Order Resources

Order your resources online now so JDRF can continue to support you and your patients.

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 here.