Finding 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:
What is a Bag of Hope?
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.