JDRF INTERNATIONAL - HEARTLAND CHAPTER
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. And, at present, there is no cure. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our strength lies in our exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end T1D.
Programs & Services Offered
- Leading source of funds and advocacy for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research worldwide.
- JDRF Bag of Hope delivered to newly diagnosed children and their families.
- JDRF Adult T1D Care Kit delivered to adults and teenagers diagnosed with T1D.
- Mentor Family program
- JDRF TypeOneNation Summit is a single-day education-based program provided at no cost to individuals and families affected by T1D.
- Free toolkits for parents, teens, adults, and educators that equip them with the knowledge, resources and confidence to navigate life with T1D.
- Support Groups: Get Pumped Support Group; One Talk Adult T1D Networking/Support Group; Empower1 (teen group), Adult Night Out, Parent Night Out
- Referral to physicians and diabetes educators
- Family Events
- Speakers Bureau
Did You Know?
- Diabetes is a common and growing disease in Nebraska. Approximately 128,800 people—or 9.2 percent of the state’s population—have diabetes.
- Some 1.25 million Americans are living with T1D, including about 200,000 youth (less than 20 years old) and more than 1 million adults (20 years old and older).
- 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have T1D by 2050, including nearly 600,000 youth.
- Warning signs of T1D often appear suddenly and may include:
- Drowsiness or lethargy
- Extreme thirst
- Frequent urination
- Increased appetite
- Heavy or labored breathing
- Sudden weight loss
- Sudden vision changes
Dollars at Work
- JDRF supported more than 70 human clinical trials of drugs and devices in FY2017.
- Approximately 80% of JDRF expenditures directly support T1D research and research-related education
- 106 families received a Bag of Hope or T1D Care Kit
- 53 people were matched with a mentor