Sunday, March 25, 2012

1 Sweet Life.

My late teens were a time when diabetes really started to weigh on me, and I didn't always feel equipped in dealing with the whole "I'm going to have this forever, probably" thing. Testing didn't happen often, taking insulin wasn't a consistently timed routine, and I somehow got to a place of thinking that I was the only one struggling so much to be that "good diabetic" I kept hearing so much about. 

It seems like it's that way for a lot of folks - the teens and early twenties can be some of the worst in terms of management - physically, emotionally, socially, everything. There's a bit of a gap in support systems for this age group.

That's where a new social networking site called 1 Sweet Life comes in: is a new social networking site designed for teens with type 1 diabetes and their families. The founder, Brad Lowder, is the father of a type 1 teen and he is really passionate about creating a place for teens to feel normal and accepted.

A little about their vision:

Our vision is to motivate our members to take better care of themselves so they can lead healthier, happier, longer, and more fulfilled lives. We’ll use fun, creative strategies, and cutting-edge tools and technology to address common challenges.

Thanks to Mike Lawson for the heads up on this new community! Go check it out at and on Facebook.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on this awesome-looking community, Kim! So many of us seem to struggle during the teen years - I certainly did, and I regret all the poor D-Management choices I made in those years. Hopefully this new resource can help be a light for those who need it!

  2. thanks for the heads up kim! my kid is a soon-to-be teenager, so this looks right up her alley. :)


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