Thank you for joining us on Monday, September 14th, 2020 at our virtual event, “Looping 101” (Details Below)

If you missed it, reach out at youngandtype1@gmail.com for the recording & powerpoint slides!!


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!

5 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


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