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Useful sites about type 1 diabetes

Below is a list of websites that provide useful and relevant information for people living with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, their families and friends, healthcare professionals and researchers.

Please note that although we have endeavoured to check sites before establishing a link, JDRF does not endorse or accept any responsibility for the content of external websites. 



Diabetes sites

NHS Choices - you can read more about type 1 diabetes

NHS Direct

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) - Focus on diabetes 

Dr Foster - Health Service Finder

Children with Diabetes
Please note that this is a US website but you can join the UK mailing list through it. - Diabetes and Sport


Diabetes Stories

Supporting children with diabetes

Regional diabetes sites

The Tayside Diabetes Network

Diabetes in Scotland

Western Isles Diabetes Network Online

Leicester Diabetes

Stephanie Marks Appeal (Surrey)

For children and teens

JDRF T1 website for children

Kids Diabetes

Diabetic and Lovin' it

Youth Health Talk

For Health Professionals

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

Diabetes Bible

Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes

NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

Nursing Standard

National Diabetes Support Team

Worldwide Diabetes

Other research funders and institutions

Cambridge University

Kings College London

Medical Research Council

Wellcome Trust

Other organisations

Association of Medical Research Charities

Coeliac UK


Department of Health

Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation 

Diabetes UK

If you need specific advice on type 1 diabetes care in schools you can contact Diabetes UK's Care in Schools helpline, find out more on their webpage:



Insulin Dependent Diabetes Trust

If you have any unused or unwanted insulin - you can donate them to developing countries via

Insulin Pumpers

ipSOX - insulin pump accessories 

Macular Disease Society

Medic Alert

My Ageing Parent

Novo Nordisk - Changing Diabetes

National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines for the treatment of type 1 diabetes"213575"

Society for Endocrinology

The British Dietetic Association

Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

Your Life Protected - life insurance for people with type 1 diabetes
You will receive a 10% discount on policies when you mention JDRF, and a donation will be made to us on your behalf.

  • Research

    JDRF exists to fund research that will cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes and its complications.
  • Type 1 Discovery Days

    Type 1 Discovery Days are a great way to meet other families and adults affected by type 1 diabetes and learn about the latest in type 1 diabetes research.