Helpful information for type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Helpful resources for people with diabetes

Diabetes has its ups and downs, but working together with your healthcare team, it can be managed successfully. Here’s a list of helpful resources you can use every day. Learn about diabetes basics, useful programs, and much more.

Diabetes basics

Food & nutrition

Lifestyle tips

Type 1 diabetes

Lilly Diabetes is committed to finding new ways to help families manage type 1 diabetes. That’s been our mission since 1923, when we introduced the world’s first commercial insulin. We collaborate with the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, 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, and the College Diabetes Network logos do not imply endorsement of Lilly Diabetes products.

Helpful Advice

Support for your family

Everyday Wisdom Kit

A free, interactive toolkit for your family from Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association.

JDRF Bag of Hope

A backpack filled with useful resources for both the child who has been diagnosed with T1D and his or her adult caregivers.

Lilly Camp Care Package Initiative

Lilly provides insulin, supplies, backpacks, and motivational speakers to diabetes camps across the country.

Journey Awards

The Lilly Diabetes Journey Awards honor people who have successfully managed their diabetes with insulin for 10, 25, 50, and 75 years.

Everyday inspiration


Lilly Diabetes collaborates with Disney to bring everyday magic to families like yours through books, online resources, and inspiring stories about living with type 1 diabetes.

Kris Freeman Lilly Camp Care Package

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 (official)

Follow Kris Freeman on his official blog as he trains for his next big competition.

Ryan Reed

Meet NASCAR® driver Ryan Reed, who 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 Diabetes

Learn about Ryan’s campaign to bring awareness and diabetes education to thousands of spectators at NASCAR races nationwide.

College scholarships and on-campus support

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

Lilly Diabetes supports the Diabetes Scholars Foundation to help exceptional high school seniors with type 1 diabetes make their college dreams come true.

College Diabetes Network (CDN)

With support from Lilly Diabetes, the College Diabetes Network offers on-campus support and a hub of online resources for young adults with diabetes.

Contact Lilly

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 healthcare provider. Your own healthcare provider 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 healthcare provider.