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National and Global Resources

Have you heard? There’s a new social network just for people with type 1 diabetes like you!

TypeOneNation is a social network created by the JDRF especially for people with type 1 diabetes. TypeOneNation is open to anyone over the age of 13. There are over 16,000 members of TypeOneNation from all age groups, and from all over the country – join us!

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TypeOneNation is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk through its Changing Diabetes© leadership initiative.

dLife is THE place for all aspects of your diabetes lifestyle, offering information and community support for type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and caregivers.

dLife is a great website for people with diabetes, by people with diabetes! Click here to find out more details.

School Advisory Toolkit for Families – This guide offers collaborative methods for educators and parents of children with diabetes to ensure that every child enjoys the best possible school experience.

Table of Contents:

1. Communicating with Schools
2. Diabetes Basics
3. Parent/School Partnership
4. Educate the Educator: Staff Training
5. The Rights of your Child with Diabetes
6. Diabetes in the day care setting and in the college years
7. About JDRF

The School Advisory Toolkitis designed specifically for families to help answer the many questions that arise regarding school issues. Families can request this document online at

Although the college or university a student plans to attend may not specifically have diabetes-related scholarships, they may consider diabetes a disability. If this is the case, it’s possible that you may be awarded scholarship monies because you are classified as “disabled.” This has caused a bit of controversy in the past; so we encourage you to check with the school(s) you wish to attend to see if you fall under their descriptions of “disabled” student before applying for any. However, the following two scholarships are available:

The Diabetes Scholars Foundation funds college scholarships for High School Seniors with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. Up to fifteen $5,000 scholarships will be awarded for the 2009 – 2010 school year. Click the Diabetes Scholars Foundation logo for more info.

Novo Nordisk Donnelly Awards was established by Billie Jean King in 1998. This scholarship is available to anyone between the ages of 12 and 21 who has diabetes and plays tennis on a team or for a league (rather than for recreational purposes only.) The awards equal $5,000 for each scholarship. Click the World Team Tennis logo for more info.


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