Navigating Life With Type 1 Diabetes

This is a source which contains reliable information from a wide variety of websites across the web. 

The Basics

Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune disease that takes place when the pancreas doesn't produces insulin effectively.

Everyday Life

Type 1 Diabetes can affect the simplest activities in day to day life such as driving, going to school, working, and so on...


There are a few different types of technology that can be utilized to manage Type 1 Diabetes.

Related Diagnoses

Though Type 1 Diabetes is its own disease, it can also cause a variety of other diseases to develop.

My Senior Capstone

Since I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 9 years ago, I have had to find a way to blindly navigate life with Type 1 Diabetes. Most situations I found myself with no clue what to do or what to expect, which is why I decided it is necessary for there to be a single website which contains all the information regarding Type 1 Diabetes through all aspects of life, and for all ages too. This resource was important for me because as I have struggled with the simplest of day to day activities as well as additional diagnoses. I have found that there is so much information on Type 1 Diabetes, making it hard to find all the information on even a single topic in one place, let alone multiple different topics. I believe that if I had a resource, such as one that contained all the information I needed in a single location that was easy to access, that I may have been more knowledgeable on certain aspects of Type 1 Diabetes. 

It's A Type 1 Life For Us 

I am 18 years old, a freshmen at NAU. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 10 years ago. I decided that a blog would be an essential part of this website to account for my personal experiences - the parts of life with Type 1 that go beyond the factual information and the research! This blog is used to share my experiences while informing and educating others! 

"Find your people who will help you to celebrate the good moments with your diabetes and encourage you through the tough ones. But also find someone who will cherish the moments without diabetes. Because Type 1 is a part of your life, but it's not everything. Don't lose sight of that!" 


- Emmy Cartwright 

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