Resources for teens newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

If you’ve recently found out you have type 1 diabetes (T1D), we’re here to help.

Resources for teens newly diagnosed

We know that working out how to navigate your day-to-day with T1D can feel overwhelming, but we want to make sure you know you’re not alone. Our community programs are ready to welcome you – no matter your age or connection to T1D – to support your journey and connect you with others experiencing the same thing.

Here are some handy resources to help you.


Living with type 1 diabetes as a young adult

It’s totally normal to experience information overload when you’re diagnosed with T1D. Finding your new rhythm and getting a handle on the dos and don’ts can take a moment. Here’s where we can help – with advice you can trust. Find a wealth of helpful resources on those early steps in your T1D journey.

Our resources to support you through diagnosis:


Navigating new experiences

Your teenage years are a super exciting time, and T1D doesn’t have to change that. There will be so many firsts you’ll experience in the next few years, including learning to drive, starting a casual job and going out with friends.

Here are some resources to support your new experiences with T1D:


Mental health

Being a teenager isn’t always easy. It can be a turbulent time, especially when you add a diabetes diagnosis to the mix. But taking care of your mental health is just as important as managing the physical aspects of T1D. Here’s advice on balancing your mental health with T1D.

Our mental health resources:


Diagnosis stories

You’re not alone on your T1D journey. There’s a community of people out there who know what it’s like to go from diagnosis to daily management – and many of them are teenagers themselves. Often, hearing from someone who has had a similar experience to you can shine the most light on your path forward. Hear from others here.

Our resources share stories of people who have lived through this too:

Further support 

There’s a huge amount of support for young people living with T1D, and we’re here to help you connect with that network. 

Additional resources to support you: