Newly Diagnosed & Bag of Hope Program

If you or someone you know was recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, please know, you are not alone.

There are more than 24 million Americans with diabetes, and we at JDRF are here to help. Below we’ve listed some helpful information, however we would love to hear from you as well. You can reach us at 561.686.7701 or

JDRF Newly Diagnosed Site: Here you can find additional helpful tips and links.
Online Diabetes Support Team: This volunteer-based team works round-the-clock to answer your questions. They are here to help – and to remind you that you are not alone.
Frequently Asked Questions
Personal Stories
Adults with Type 1

JDRF offers a free public outreach program to support families with a child that has been newly diagnosed with diabetes. Bags of Hope contain a variety of educational and comforting support materials — some geared to the child, and some geared to their caregivers — the most popular of which is Rufus, the Bear with Diabetes, but also includes a support video, children’s books, and an Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Meter.

Pleasecomplete the Bag of Hope form and send one of3 ways (or call 561.686.7701):

  • Fax to: (561) 686-7702
  • Or mail to:
    JDRF – Greater Palm Beach County Chapter
    1450 Centrepark Blvd. Suite 210
    West Palm Beach, FL 33401

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