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Who We Are

Bag of Hope: A wealth of free resources given to newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes. The bag includes educational materials for children and for their caregivers, Rufus - the bear with diabetes, and a blood glucose meter.

Mentoring: We offer mentoring services for those with type 1 diabetes or those connected to someone with T1D. We match with our trained mentors based on your patricular situation or location.

Support Groups: We host newly diagnosed support group meetings twice a year and an adult type 1 networking group bimonthly. Look at our chapter website or email us for upcoming dates and events.

Education: Through our Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes program - we educate approximately 7,000 elementary aged students each school year in Northeast and Central Wisconsin on the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the importance of diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.



What We Do

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $1.6 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.


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