About Type1

Type1 are a non-profit network and community providing policy advice and advancing new ideas regarding diabetes type 1.

Type1 – think tank is run by people with type 1 diabetes, healthcare professionals and others working in the field of chronic disease management.

We do not have a house or any paid staff but work voluntarily representing a shared set of values.

Type1 values are

  1. People before the system
    Treatment and care should be centred around people with type 1 diabetes not the healthcare system or the pharmaceutical industry.
  2. People before the disease
    Language matters, it might seem trivial, but we are people living with chronic disease, not diabetics.
  3. Knowledge
    People living with type 1 diabetes are their own main healthcare professional 24/7/365. This requires that we have access to evidence-based knowledge and insights equal to nurses, doctors and diabetes educators, especially when it comes new drugs and technologies.
  4. Democracy
    People with type 1 diabetes should be represented in the boards of all major institutions dedicated to diabetes care. Our insights are needed.
  5. Network
    Peer to peer collaboration in the diabetes type 1 community makes the difference.