JERRY THE BEAR
Teddy bear comfort meets tech-world innovation. Built by Sproutel Toy Company, Jerry is a new-age teaching tool for children with Type 1 diabetes who simulates what it’s like to have the chronic illness. And he’s cute and cuddly!
The story-driven Jerry, complete with 21 e-books include adventures with Jerry’s friends — glucose and insulin — encourages engagement between child and toy. Jerry comes with 8 injection sites and a free app which includes 21 interactive e-books and tools (pen/pump/glucometer). These stories correlate to learning a new diabetes lesson and are “unlocked” when a child successfully completes a management task. Jerry is not only a teaching tool for the child with Type 1 but also for the entire family and even extended community.
Jerry is 15″ tall | Jerry weighs 10oz | Ages 4 to 9+
All of Jerry’s tools are digital and can be found in the free app.
Beyond Type 1 offers a 'Give-a-Bear' program for those who cannot afford a bear: https://beyondtype1.org/give-a-bear-program/