Join us in person on World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2022 to celebrate ten years of Young and T1 (Yes, it has really been a decade!!) with fellow Young and T1 members, BC Diabetes Researchers, and diabetes community stakeholders at a catered reception followed by a film screening of The Human Trial.

Date: 6:30 PM, November 14th, 2022

Note: Reception ends and doors close at 7:30PM to screen film

Location: Vancouver International Film Centre (VIFF ) – 1181 Seymour Street Vancouver, BC

Please feel free to bring a “Type 3” ie) Friend or loved one! Limited seats available. RSVP Required.

Tickets and more information here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/world-diabetes-day-film-screening-of-the-human-trial-documentary-tickets-444461776137 .

Looking forward to our first YT1 event in person since February 2020!!!

Note: As alcohol will be served, this is a private 19+ event.



June 11th was a game changing day for those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). More people will now have access to life changing continuous glucose monitor (CGM) technology through PharmaCare.

Thank you Minister of Health Adrian Dix for having Young and T1 part of the announcement and recognizing our advocacy efforts to make this happen, check out the coverage on Global BC featuring Ramya Hosak, co-founder of Young and Type 1 and Minister of Health Adrian Dix to learn more:


This means constant, real time blood sugar monitoring transmitted right to your cell phone (or receiver device, also covered), with one painless sensor change every ten days, rather than MULTIPLE finger pokes every day.

CGM technology ensures that those living with type 1 diabetes will be alerted if their blood sugar is going too low or high to prevent short term life threatening situations as well prevent long term complications ranging from blindness to kidney failure to nerve damage to amputations.

Diabetes as a condition really shows how the social determinants of health play out in our society. This announcement expands access in an equitable way by fully covering for indigenous peoples, and those making less than 30k per year without deductibles.


Meet Alley Adams, living with type 1 diabetes since childhood and a recent pancreas / kidney transplant recipient! Ramya Hosak, co-founder of Young and T1 & Director of Philanthropy at the Kidney Foundation interviews Alley on the Kidney Foundation’s PLUGGED IN show to learn more about her inspiring story!

Thank you for joining us November 27th 2020 at our virtual event: “Health, Wellness & T1D through a pandemic: Keeping Spirits & Bodies Strong.” 

A huge thank you to our guest speakers endocrinologist Dr. Dale Clayton, an expert on exercise and type 1 diabetes, who lives with T1D himself (and Crossfit Enthusiast) and Dr. Tricia Tang, one of the only nationwide experts specializing in living with diabetes and mental health. It was so great to come together as a community, and what great engagement with each other and wonderful questions for the panel!! Thank you for sharing your experiences, struggles and successes in staying well through COVID19.


Stay tuned here for details on our next virtual get together, or join us on Facebook to stay in the loop (no pun intended)!



Monday, September 14th, 2020

Calling all Young and T1 Members, those living with type 1 diabetes and their loved ones!!

There has been a lot of interest in looping lately, but it can be tricky to figure out where to begin! What do I need? How does it work? What do the results look like? How hard is it to get started?

Young and T1 is pleased to offer a special info session about all things “looping” presented by our very own Ben Mammon about the DIY movement in the T1D community.

Date: Monday September 14th 2020 | Time: 8-9pm PST (presentation) 9-9:30pm PST (Q&A)

Location, Zoom! Register now to reserve your spot at this fantastic (virtual) event to bring us together with education, information and some time to network together as a community!


Topics to be discussed:

– History of the #WeAreNotWaiting Movement
– Nightscout
– DIY Hybrid Closed Loop systems (OpenAPS, Loop, AndroidAPS)
– How To Guide
– Available Literature
– Unique Features
– Safety Concerns

Everyone is welcome, can’t wait to see you there!


Join us on September 12 2020, 9AM PST with a SPECIAL PROMO CODE for Young and Type 1 members to Diabetes Canada’s virtual No Limits conference!

Code is:

Hey everyone! Great news that we have just received a special promo code for the YT1 Group to attend the Diabetes Canada virtual No Limits conference on September 12th for free this year! Code is: nolimitsconf2020Registration

Young and T1 has attended every year with a booth, but we are excited to take part virtually this year as part of this extremely interesting, educational and fun conference: More details and registration at: https://nolimitsconference.ca/



Hello T1D Community!

The BC government is considering funding FGMs (Flash Glucose Monitors) and/or CGMs (Continuous Glucose Monitors) and we need your help to tell them about your experience with these systems.

They are asking for input from people with T1D and their caregivers about why they use FGMs and CGMs and about barriers to access.

Please use the links below to share your voice and help convince Pharmacare to make this life saving technology available to all British Columbians living with T1D.

Survey for people with T1D: https://survey.health.gov.bc.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=98K28595

Survey for caregivers: https://survey.health.gov.bc.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m8K28nl5

Deadline to share your voice is September 11th so please do not delay!



YT1 medical device pics


June 2018 – Thank you Health Minister Adrian Dix!

Young and T1 succeeds in advocating for universal Insulin Pump expansion  across BC!!

.***Press Conference

We are so thankful to Health Minister Adrian Dix for the recent announcement of universal insulin pump expansion across BC. This is something we have been working towards for years now with amazing partners such as Diabetes Canada and Minister Judy Darcy. Thank you to everyone who supported our efforts and the many Young and T1 members who wrote to their MLAs to voice their opinion! We are so thankful.

Read more here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018HLTH0060-001168


April 2016 – Thank you Minister Judy Darcy for paying tribute to Young and T1 in a statement to the BC Legislature on World Health Day!

Important Disclaimer: We are not medical professionals by any means, so please contact a health care professional for any such concerns!

6 thoughts on “Home

  1. David Rambaran June 11, 2014 — 8:48 PM

    Congratulations on the new website! Brilliant

  2. Dianna K. Goneau Inkster April 8, 2016 — 8:37 AM

    I imagine Judy Darcy is thrilled that the younger people are speaking out on a healthcare issue. T1Ds should be marching in the streets over this issue and other issues such as the despicable treatment of people on welfare who don’t even get enough money for food or shelter. We can prevent poor health with preventative measures such as forcing employers to pay adequate wages to cover the cost of food, energy, housing and information services and bringing in a meaningful pharmacare programme that covers everyone’s costs when they develop a living threatening illness such as t1d.

  3. This is a spectacular website you Young and T1’s and your supporters have developed. Your determination to advocate for pump support from the Ministry of Health beyond the age of 25 in BC is a vital healthy step in the right direction for T1’s and should be readily supported by all MLA’s as it will reduce overall provincial healthcare expenditures for years to come. As well, you most certainly display a dynamic activity based image for all of T1’s.

    Truly impressed;
    “55+ years as a T1 and a Pumper for over 15 years”

  4. Thank you Ron! We’re thrilled with the opportunity to help the T1D community

  5. Hey! I’m a newly diagnosed type 1 and got referred to your site. I don’t have facebook but would love to connect with others and attend some events. How do I go about this? I can’t find upcoming events on the website. Thanks so much 🙂 Nikki


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