Type 1 resources
A type 1 diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming. If you or someone close to you was recently diagnosed with type 1, you might be asking yourself: Could we have prevented this? Did we do something wrong? How will we live our lives with these changes?
Pause. Take a deep breath. And remember that you are not alone.
Type 1 diabetes is not your fault. It’s not something you caused or could have prevented, but it is something you can manage. Don’t forget that families just like yours have been in your shoes and walked this path before. Like you, they faced the whirlwind of diagnosis, worried about what it meant, and then forged ahead—one step at a time. Remind yourself that kids with type 1 diabetes can still be kids. Your family can still enjoy life to the fullest.
Just focus on what you need to know right now, and you can get through this.
Be patient with yourself. Start with the basics and the rest will come with time. The type 1 community is a strong network where we can all learn from one another’s experiences.
We collaborate with the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Children with Diabetes, the College Diabetes Network, and top athletes with type 1 diabetes to support your family all along your diabetes journey—from diabetes camps to college scholarships, and much more.
The usage of the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Children with Diabetes, and the College Diabetes Network logos do not imply endorsement of Lilly Diabetes products.
Support for your family
Everyday Wisdom Kit is a free, interactive toolkit for your family from Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.
JDRF Bag of Hope is a backpack filled with useful resources for children diagnosed with T1D and their caregivers.
Lilly Camp Care Package Initiative provides insulin, supplies, backpacks, and motivational speakers to diabetes camps across the country.
The Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards honor people who have successfully managed their diabetes with insulin for 10, 25, 50, and 75 years.
T1EverydayMagic brings everyday magic to families like yours through books, online resources, and inspiring stories through a collaboration between Lilly Diabetes and Disney.
Kris Freeman Lilly Camp Care Package offers opportunities to meet Olympic cross-country skier Kris Freeman and learn how he partners with Lilly Diabetes to inspire kids to dream big at diabetes camps across the country.
Kris Freeman’s official blog is where you can follow Kris Freeman as he trains for his next big competition and shares his stories.
Ryan Reed, NASCAR® driver, didn’t let type 1 diabetes hold him back even after being told he’d never race again. Instead, he partnered with Lilly and the American Diabetes Association.
Ryan Reed Drive to Stop DiabetesSM brings awareness and diabetes education to thousands of spectators at NASCAR races nationwide.
Crystal Bowersox never let type 1 diabetes keep her from pursuing her dream. She plays an active role in advocating for diabetes awareness and education, including visits to diabetes summer camps on behalf of Lilly Diabetes.
College scholarships and on-campus support
Diabetes Scholars Foundation is supported by Lilly Diabetes and helps exceptional high school seniors with type 1 diabetes make their college dreams come true.
College Diabetes Network (CDN) offers on-campus support and a hub of online resources for young adults with diabetes with support from Lilly.
Type 2 resources
Diabetes has its ups and downs, but if you work together with your doctor, it can be managed successfully. Here’s a list of helpful resources you can use every day to learn about diabetes basics, useful programs, and much more.
American Diabetes Association provides information on everything from the basics of living with diabetes to exercise, food and fitness, and ways to help fund research and education. For Spanish, go to American Diabetes Association (En Español).
WebMD Diabetes Health Center offers useful tips for managing your diabetes, including diet and exercise information.
Lilly Cares can provide help through Lilly’s Patient Assistance Programs if you’re having difficulty paying for your medication.
Food & nutrition
Food Network has a wide variety of diabetes-friendly recipes for dinner, desserts, snacks, and more.
USDA (Choose My Plate) offers Healthy Eating Solutions for Everyday Life as well as useful online tools.
Mayo Clinic (Meal Plan Recipes) provides diabetes meal plan recipes and the option to subscribe to a free newsletter with updates on health topics you may find interesting.
American Diabetes Association offers tips on everything from how to pack for vacation to how to prepare for an emergency when away from home.
dLife is a great all-around source for people living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, including Blogabetes®, a forum for “informative diabetes conversation.”
Paying for Humalog
Your co-pay or out-of-pocket costs for Humalog will depend on your insurance plan. If your high-deductible insurance means you're paying a high price, you may be able to reduce your costs by up to 40%. To learn more, click here.
If you have a medical emergency, you should immediately call 911 (or your local emergency services number). If you are seeking medical advice, you should direct those questions to your doctor. Your own doctor is the best source of information regarding your health.
If you cannot find the answers you need through this website, you can contact The Lilly Answers Center at 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979), Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 8 PM ET. The toll-free number is a service provided by Eli Lilly and Company and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor.