Jerry the Bear is not only a teaching tool for children with Type 1 but also for the entire family and community.
Through interaction with Jerry – using the free app and virtual tools to check his blood sugar, make food selections, carb count and administer insulin – children learn how to take care of him and in the process themselves.
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 15″ tall + weighs 10oz | Ages 4 to 9+
Jerry’s tools are digital and can be found in the free app, available for Android and iOS. Also included: sticker to attach a virtual pump site, readings in both mg/dL and mmol/L