Newly Diagnosed Child

Darlene and JakeFinding out your child has type 1 diabetes can be so overwhelming. Once the initial shock passes, the intense education process begins. It’s a new way of living, and there is so much to learn; nutrition, highs, lows, monitors, insulin dosages… the list seems to go on forever. The fears and questions may seem to also. You receive so much information from your doctors, diabetes educators and dietitians  but then the time comes when you and your child go home and “do it alone”… But you are not alone!

JDRF Middle Tennessee is here to connect you with other families through:

We here to share, help, listen, and begin new friendships with people who understand your fears, questions, and yes, even your tears. We have been where you are. We can get you connected right away, just fill out your information using the form at the bottom of this page.
We want to make sure your child receives a JDRF Bag of Hope


What is a Bag of Hope?BOH

JDRF’s Bag of Hope program is a free resource which provides information and support to families with children who are newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The Bag of Hope is filled with relevant diabetes education materials, some intended to communicate directly with the child and some geared toward the adult caregiver(s), including (but not limited to): Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes, Rufus Comes Home book, A First Book for Understanding Diabetes, other reference books, a DVD, and an Accu-Chek® Aviva Compact Blood Meter.

How do I request a Bag of Hope?
Call us at (615)383-6781 or fill out the form below.

T1D Family Interest Form

Please provide us with some information about your family and your child with T1D so we can follow up with you.