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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:

October 25th 2018

Young and Type 1 is partnering with UBC researcher Dr. Tricia Tang and Diabetes Canada on designing a social-media delivered peer support intervention for adults living with T1D!

The first step? Join us on October 25th for a T1D Think Tank and give us your opinion on what would make this successfull! Details and contact info to get involved below. Only 20 spots are available so be sure to RSVP asap!

T1D Think Tank

Past events

Getting Pumped on a Patio!!

An evening of networking with professional cyclists living with diabetes 

july 9th event invite

Join Young & T1 and Diabetes Canada for an inspirational summer evening over a hosted reception, patio drinks, and a beautiful view from the False Creek Yacht Club. Network with Team Novo Nordisk Pro Cycling – a team of riders all living with type 1 diabetes. Hear from the pros about how they compete and chase their dreams while managing their diabetes. In kind support provided by Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. Meet new friends and expand your type 1 diabetes community.

All type 1’s are permitted to bring a loved one / type 3, however space is limited so please reserve your spot by registering by July 4th at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-pumped-on-a-patio-tickets-47363414247 

false creek

See you at the False Creek Yacht Club on July 9th!


Young and T1 succeeds in advocating for Insulin Pump expansion to all ages in 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

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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