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.


Recent Events







WHEN: Wednesday November 30th 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Dudoc Centre 1445 W Georgia St – Downtown Vancouver (very transit accessible!)

T1Ds: Come socialize, eat, drink, and network with researchers and other Type 1’s while learning about some of the latest exciting discoveries in diabetes research! Representatives from our sponsors OmniPod, BCDiabetes, LifeScan, and Animas will also be on-site to answer any questions you might have about pumps and diabetes management. Type 3s (friends and family of type 1s) are always welcome!

T1D Researchers: Come socialize, eat, drink, and network with other researchers and young adults living with type 1 diabetes who are very interested in your projects!  Have you ever wondered what living with T1D is all about? Have you ever met a type 1? How about a room full of them! This is an opportunity to meet the people whose lives you are making such a difference in, we can’t wait to meet you!

And it’s free! How can you say no to that…


This is a 19+ event. Light refreshments will be served with 1 drink ticket per person and a cash bar on-site.


Check out Young and T1 at Tough Mudder 2016!!!!

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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