Being a teen with T1D

Hello, my name is Kylie. I was diagnosed with T1D a few months back in October, it hasn’t been that long but it sure does feel like it. I was diagnosed just right after starting Freshman year, it’s not December and the first semester is done. I’m 15. It’s difficult a lot of the time, i don’t show it a lot though. I love that there is a whole community of supporters and people who have diabetes. I often think I am very understood, it’s nice to have people to talk to on here! That being said, if anyone needs someone to talk to, i would love to talk, also if anyone has any advice or tips let me know ! Thanks! :heart:

  • it’s now December*

I’m here. Just let me know :metal:.

@kylie_d hi Kylie, welcome to the club no one wants to be in! Welcome to TypeOneNation. Hope you are ok. advice is like elbows, everyone has one, but it’ll help if you explain what you are having trouble with. Cheers happy New Year.

Thank you ! Right back at you! I’m here for too!

Thank you so much ! Happy New Year!

Hey Kylie! I’m Abby; I’m 16 years old and I’ve had T1 since I was 7. Welcome to TypeOneNation! I’m so glad you found us. This is a great place to make friends, ask questions, and get support on those days when your blood sugar just isn’t cooperating.
If you want some T1D friends to chat with, I’d love to add you to one of my T1 Teens group chats! We have an email group and a Snapchat group. Feel free to pm me with your contact info and I’ll add you right away!
I look forward to chatting with you. :slight_smile:

Thank you for your support ! I appreciate it ! My email is

Heyy I’m alyssa :slight_smile: I’m 15 i was just diagnosed in December ! But I’m always looking for new friends and now I’m looking for like diabetic friends because I don’t know anyone else who’s diabetic! So feel free to hmu my email is my snap is alysssahyaaatt and my insta is spiffy.lys :slight_smile:

I am a type 1 diabetic for 56 years. My advice to you is have a good attitude. It is not easy but i tell myself that tomorrow is another day. Our bodies have their own minds. You bs’s may be off at times with no reason, let it go. I am on the pump and have a CGM which helps. I hope this helps you. It is new to you and will become part of your every day living. I hope there will be a cure soon.


Thank you for the advise, I appreciate it a lot! I have a positive attitude most of the time, I also tell myself that I just have to take it one day at a time! Thank you so much !:purple_heart:

I meant to say *advice

HI I WAS ACTUALLY ALSO DIAGNOSED IN OCTOber (just realized I had caps lock on lmao) in 16 and in in my senior year of high school graduating early I’m on Dexcom as well as lantus and novolog. my instagram in Syd_Rubio and my diabetic insta is The_dialy_type1_diabetic if u wanna dm me on either of them please feel free especially cause we are so close in age and in diagnosis time I’m in cali btw so u know my time zone :smiley: welcome to the club

Hey! I know it may sound lame but I don’t have social media, like insta or snap, but I have an email, it would be nice to have someone to talk to about it! My email is if you want to talk !

Hi Kylie,
I’m 17 and was diagnosed in 2004 when I was two. Although I lived basically my whole life with T1D, I still let it take a huge toll on my schoolwork, social life, and sleeping habits. It is a stressful condition and I do have days where I actually can’t deal with it. I would love to talk also. No one besides other diabetics understand the significant impact it has on all activities not just eating.
My email (don’t judge made it when I was 7) is
I hope I can help and I’m here for you.

@eshapiro Emma that can’t be true enough. It totally does take a huge toll on everything. Especially for me. And I’m only 14. And I have had this for about 5 years.