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Did you know that around half of people with type 1 diabetes in the UK are diagnosed over the age of 16? Our KIDSAC programme for newly diagnosed families has been running successfully for many years, and so we have decided to launch a pack for newly diagnosed adults called Type 1 – the basics. We hope the pack will help adults to understand how the condition will affect their lives, and provide them with all the information they need when coming to terms with a diagnosis.

Over the past few months we’ve been talking to newly diagnosed adults and people who’ve lived with type 1 for a number of years, as well as health care professionals. Using the information we’ve gathered from these conversations we have put together a resource which we hope will be useful for newly diagnosed adults.

The pack will contain information leaflets, fact-sheets for the work place and a more adult-focussed version of our popular pocket guide. Everyone’s favourite, Rufus the bear with type1 diabetes, will also remain in the grown-up version of the pack!

If you or an adult you know has been recently told they have type 1 diabetes, why not order a Type 1 – the basics pack directly from our website.
Our KIDSAC programme will continue as normal. So similarly, if you know a child who has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. You can order a KIDSAC here.

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