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Be a #TypeOnesie for JDRF

Raise awareness and support type 1 diabetes research by getting involved in #TypeOnesie. Your wonderful support for JDRF on or around World Diabetes Day on 14 November – either by becoming a #TypeOnesie, or any other way you choose to fundraise – will help JDRF to drive exciting developments like encapsulation research.

What is a #TypeOnesie?

#TypeOnesie is JDRF's campaign on and around World Diabetes Day, which falls on 14 November. All you need to do is wear a onesie for the day – whether you’re at school or work – and join thousands of others across the country in raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and money for JDRF.

If you're up for a bigger challenge, click on our fundraising guide below to see ideas of what you can do to raise even more awareness.


You can download the fundrasing guide by clicking here »


We’ve already had hundreds of schools planning their #TypeOnesie activities. If you want to join in, fill in the form at the bottom of this page for more information.

Whatever day you do it, we’d be thrilled to see and support your #TypeOnesie activities whatever day you take part.

If you're a parent, we'd love it if you could encourage your school to hold a #TypeOnesie day. How about writing a letter to your school council. Here's a template letter you could use. 

Where your money goes

The money you raise will help to support our vital research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.

We fund a variety of research projects to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes, including encapsulation research. JDRF’s encapsulation program is developing easily implanted products composed of beta cells surrounded by a protective gel capsule. These capsules will allow beta cells to constantly sense a person’s glucose levels and produce insulin as needed, while protecting the beta cells from further immune attack.

Click here to find out more about encapsulation »

How to fundraise online

A great way to fundraise is by using a website like Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving.

Are you planning a #TypeOnesie event? We would love to hear from you!