Give-A-Bear Program


Jerry the Bear is a new age teaching tool for children with Type 1 (aged 4 – 9+). A Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is hard enough as the entire family must learn all that T1D management entails. Jerry can help ease that burden. By learning how to care for Jerry the Bear, a newly diagnosed child is empowered to care for him/herself.

In an effort to make Jerry the Bear accessible to all Type 1 families, Beyond Type 1 has created the Give-a-Bear Program. If you would like to sponsor a bear for this program, click HERE.

If you are unable to afford Jerry the Bear, you are invited to submit an application for consideration below. Applications are reviewed weekly and this program is open to any family with a financial need.


Jerry is available for purchase here.