Give-A-Bear Program


Jerry the Bear – the T1D tech teddy – is a story-driven teaching tool and comfort toy for children with Type 1 diabetes. By taking care of Jerry’s diabetes, children gain hands-on practice with counting carbs, monitoring Jerry’s blood sugar, and dosing Jerry with insulin. Kid’s care for Jerry using the virtual diabetes tools and the digital pantry in the Jerry the Bear app! 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 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. *Please note: this program is currently not available in Brazil or Portugal.

Jerry the Bear stories


Jerry is available for purchase here.