Looking to the future

What will young adults living with T1D face next as they become adults?  How can they prepare for the future?  Why should young adults have hope about the future?

The more routine you make the requirements of  living with T1D the easier it becomes until taking a needle with dinner is just as simple as brushing your teeth before bed. Just because we have something extra to think about doesn’t mean we can’t do everything we dream of. Since I have been diagnosed with diabetes I have backpacked through Europe, studied abroad, lived away at University, made great friends, dated, drank, danced, hiked mountains, white water rafted level 5 rapids, graduated law school, moved to New Zealand and I hope to do so much more in the coming years. 


~~ ​Anonymous ~~

Young adults with T1D should have hope about the future because we are able to do anything that non-diabetics can do. There are no professions that we cannot be a part of – there’s even someone with T1D going to space! I’ve found my management has gotten easier as I get older and into more consistent routines.


~~ ​Anonymous ~~

Young adults will face the challenge of diabetes and the workplace. For a summer job I worked at a restaurant and had to find different ways to manage my diabetes – whether it was finding time to snack, finding places to hide my pump in my uniform or finding time to check my sugar. I think the best thing you can do to prepare for the future is embrace your diabetes. Don’t be afraid to hide it from others. Have it under control so you can live your life with the confidence that you are healthy and capable of doing anything you’d like. 


~~ ​Anonymous ~~

Lets turn type one into type none