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Be a #TypeOnesie for World Diabetes Day

Thousands of people across the country took part in #TypeOnesie last year to raise awareness of World Diabetes Day, 14 November, and raise funds for JDRF... are you going to be a #TypeOnesie this year?

This year, we want to make #TypeOnesie bigger and better than ever before... and we need your help to do it!

What is a #TypeOnesie?

#TypeOnesie is JDRF's campaign for 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. You can get an official JDRF onesie for the occasion at Onesie Warehouse and £5 will be donated to us.

If you're up for a bigger challenge, take a look at our fundraising guide for 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.

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 smart insulins. Smart insulins are a new class of insulin that could be used to treat type 1 diabetes, keeping glucose control nearly perfect, with only one injection a day.

Click here to find out more about smart insulin »

How to fundraise online

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

If you're using JustGiving and want to be included on our leaderboard, then you just need to go to, click on 'fundraise for us', then 'organised event', then select 'World Diabetes Day 2014'.

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Tell us what you're doing for World Diabetes Day 2014

Being a #TypeOnesie? Organising a coffee morning? Whatever you have planned for World Diabetes Day, we would love to hear from you. Fields marked with * are mandatory.

Check out some photos from last year on our Flickr