YT1 medical device pics

We are a group of young adults 18+ years old living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who have joined together in a community to share our stories, experiences, and lives.

Upcoming events:

YT1 Lazy Pancreases Unite at Pub Night

It is time for us to get together once more! Come mingle with other T1Ds and let’s have a laugh as the trials, tribulations and  hilarious stories of living with type 1 diabetes are shared. You need only bring your laughter, but a story to share is definitely welcome and encouraged!

As per usual, Type 3’s are always welcome (sibling, loved one, etc.)! Looking forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces!

When: Saturday, February 24th, 7pm onwards

Where: The Charlatan

1447 Commercial Drive,
Vancouver, British Columbia
V5L 3X8


lazy pancreas




It is urgent we act now on how the Canada Revenue Agency’s change in “interpretation” of the law with regards to the Disability Tax Credit is affecting insulin dependent diabetics and denying us the right to claim the DTC in Canada.

As they now are “interpreting the laws” differently (law has not changed), the CRA no longer believe an adult who independently manages his/her diabetes would be meeting the 14 hour per week criterion defined in the income tax act. For the past 10 years, this has not been an issue, however as of this year the CRA has taken a firm stance on this.

Please be informed and read the article posted by Diabetes Canada by visiting http://www.diabetes.ca/newsroom/search-news/unfair-treatment-from-canada-revenue-agency.

We are strongly encouraging all those living with type 1 diabetes (and their loved ones) to contact your local MP regarding this (Diabetes Canada has provided a template at the link above for you to do so).

Thank you Judy Darcy for paying tribute to Young and T1 in a statement to the BC Legislature on World Health Day! – April 7 2016



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


5 thoughts on “Home

  1. Dianna K. Goneau Inkster

    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.

  2. Ron McMullen

    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”


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