pens and pumps

We are a group of young adults 18-35+ years old living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who have joined together in a community to share our stories, experiences, and lives.



Diabetes Canada (Formerly Known as CDA) has updated their website www.pumpsforBC.ca! Take a second to use this online platform- send a letter to the MLA candidate in your riding. Re-send a letter if you have already done so too – the more pressure to expand the BC Insulin Pump program the better.

Upcoming events:


Don’t miss out on this incredible educational event put on by the Canadian Diabetes Association! T1Ds of all ages (and of course their Type 3s) are welcome to attend and help bring BC’s T1D community together. 
Topics include:
– Artificial pancreas
– Kids with diabetes: fun & food
– Youth in transition to Adult care
– Advanced pumping & CGMs
– Healthy pregnancy and T1
– Diabetes distress
– Complications
– Stem cell transplant research update
– and more!!
Saturday September 30, 2017 
8am – 4:30pm
The Nest at UBC Campus
6133 University Boulevard

Get to know us by checking out photos as well as our fantastic speakers from our May 4th 2014 event Type 1 Diabetes: Unspoken Truths!

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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