Reviews of Jerry the Bear


Aspen from The Dale Tribe has found a new friend in the T1D tech toy. Find out what other children with Type 1 and their family members are saying about Jerry the Bear.

Results from Parents Survey

  • 100% indicated Jerry was an effective teaching tool for their child/T1D
  • 100% indicated Jerry was an effective teaching tool for others (siblings, schoolmates, friends, etc.)
  • 100% Jerry helps provide comfort in times or feelings of stress or anxiety related to Type 1 diabetes
  • 100%  indicated Jerry helps their child feel less alone in their Type 1 diabetes

What Jerry the Bear’s new friends are saying …

“While Jerry is aimed at helping kids in the 4 to 9-year-old range who are newly diagnosed with diabetes, his potential reaches FAR past that specific demographic. Jerry, in our home, has been used to help my daughter understand her mother’s diabetes. He’s been a teaching tool to show kids in her class and our neighborhood what diabetes is all about. Jerry could be a powerful conduit for conversation for all people touched by diabetes. This little bear has potential, and plenty of it.”

-Kerri Sparling, Six Until Me

“My son has learned how it feels to be in MY shoes, the caretaker. And he better understands why I make certain decisions about dosing or what foods he should eat. He checks Jerry 1st thing in the morning and as many times as he can thereafter.???? He’s been worried about Jerry, and scared to make dosing decisions which he told me he now understands why I get scared sometimes. More than anything, he loves to have another T1D in the house!! He loves the daily tasks and tries his hardest to keep Jerry within his target blood sugar. So far, we LOVE our Jerry the Bear!!!”

-Mother of child with Type 1 diabetes

“I like Jerry very, very, very much, because it’s easy to give him insulin on his pump just like me. I like to feed him waffles and he reads us stories.”

-6-year-old boy with Type 1 diabetes

“When I asked Henry what he learned, he told me that he learned the 15-15 rule: eat 15 carbs and wait 15 minutes to check your blood sugar. I can see that he’s learning specifics like this, but I also think he’s learning something more difficult: the art of balancing a blood sugar — that it takes attention, carbs, and insulin.”

-Mother of child with Type 1 diabetes

“Jerry the Bear has made my son so happy. He came at a perfect time, he had just been discharged from hospital after a sickness bug. And my son is looking after him like a child of his own. He is learning so much. I have had my orders to check him and feed him whilst he is at school. Fab for learning but also for comfort. A friend with Type 1.”

-Mother of child with Type 1 diabetes

“Jerry arrived the day before our son was going to his endo to get his CGM and to try a pump on for the first time. He was terrified for this appointment! We put Jerry in the car to be found when we were leaving the next morning. Our son was thrilled to have someone who understands what it’s like to have T1D by his side for this appointment.”

-Mother of child with Type 1 diabetes


“I use Jerry from Day 1 in teaching a child and their family about diabetes. After introducing Jerry to the child & family, I use him to help introduce blood sugar checks & insulin injections.  This gives the child a chance to check Jerry’s sugars and then check their own. We had one young child who stated that his Jerry the Bear helps him be brave. He is also a nice cuddly Teddy bear that the child can hug while the parent gives an injection.”

Michelle Curl, RN, BSN, BA, CDE at UNC Health Care

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