A helping hand from someone who understands life with type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Even as time goes on, it's a constant learning curve. That's why JDRF has developed a support program that provides practical advice and help for people who have been affected by a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes.
The JDRF Peer Support Program was a lifeline for me. My volunteer came into our lives at exactly the right time. I felt supported and safe. No question was too small or too silly.
Julia, NSW, mother of Thomas who was diagnosed in 2009
JDRF's Peer Support Program is a volunteer network that connects people who have been affected by type 1 diabetes. The Program provides the opportunity for individuals to talk to a volunteer who has been there, someone who can give practical help and advice.
All our Peer Support volunteers not only have personal experience living with type 1 diabetes, they are carefully selected by JDRF and given ongoing training to help them to give the very best support.
The Peer Support Program provides an opportunity for people affected by the disease to reach out to the type 1 diabetes community, receive ongoing support and transition to life with type 1 diabetes.
Access the Peer Support Program
Contact us to be put in touch with a Peer Support volunteer near you.