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.
YT1 Comedy Night- Lazy Pancreases Unite
We are excited to invite you to an amazing comedy night on February 1st 2018, presented by Insulet Canada and Abbott Diabetes Care!
Come mingle with other T1Ds over appies and drinks. Then, 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 during the open mic is definitely welcome and encouraged!
We’d love hearing about the time your girlfriend’s cat ate your pump’s tubing while you were asleep, or how you made a diabuddy in lecture when somebody’s pump went off! (True stories)
As per usual, Type 3’s are always welcome (sibling, loved one, etc.)! Looking forward to seeing all the new and familiar faces!
This event will include light refreshments and 1 drink ticket (cash bar after).
When: Thursday, February 1st, 6:30pm
Where: New Westminster, Venue TBD
Details to come!
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!