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.
- Through the T1D Connections Program, individuals and families are matched with a volunteer after diagnosis and as they encounter new T1D milestones and challenges.
- 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
- Youth Ambassador program
- Young Leadership Committee
- Speakers Bureau
- Personal support from the Online Diabetes Support Team (ODST)
Did You Know?
- About 7% of Nebraska adults have diagnosed diabetes, and this figure translates into over 100,000 people. Many additional Nebraskans have diabetes but have not been diagnosed.
- 5 million people in the U.S. are expected to have T1D by 2050, including nearly 600,000 youth.
- Nationwide: Diabetes affects 25.8 million people, or 8.3 of the U.S. population
- Diagnosed: 18.8 million people
- Undiagnosed: 7.0 million people
- Pre-diabetes: 79 million people
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Lincoln & Greater Nebraska Office: 402-484-8300 | web site | 2120 S. 56th, Suite 206, Lincoln, NE 68506