A BIT ABOUT US

Via video and the web, we promote a proactive outlook and provide the important information needed by those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Still got questions? Click here to learn more.

OUR QUESTION

We asked ourselves what is the best thing that could happen to a person newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Maybe learning a proactive outlook on the condition? Or perhaps getting exposure to tons of helpful information and empowerment? How about making friends who have proven that type 1 diabetes can make you stronger?

OUR PROJECT

WELCOME TO TYPE 1 is using the power of video and the web to provide these beneficial things for people with type 1 diabetes. In 2014, the W2T1 team will be producing a full-length documentary that will be distributed at hospitals, clinics, and by sponsors worldwide, and will be available as a digital download on this website.

OUR SUGGESTION

To get a good idea of what this project is all about, check out the video introduction. Other media content, like documentary webisodes and extended interviews, will also be added to the website throughout the project, allowing visitors to learn more about the people and products featured in the documentary. We've started making room below. Check it out!

SPONSORED PRODUCT

We take a look at the new OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump with Meter Remote.

TEACH ME SOMETHING

DIABETES CHALK TALKS

  • INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Type 1 and Joe Solowiejczyk bring you Diabetes Chalk Talk: Online instruction for people new to type 1. Joe will explain and draw out all of the basics in the 5-part series.

LEARN THE BASICS

THE BASICS

We're creating several short video clips that provide answers to the most commonly asked questions by those newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, as well as to the questions they don't yet know to ask. Our goal is to provide an accessible introduction to the science, technology and psychology necessary for thriving with the condition.

TELL ME A STORY

INTRODUCTION

VIDEO INTRODUCTION

Wondering what WELCOME TO TYPE 1 is all about? Our introductory video captures some of the energy and emotion driving this project forward. See if you recognize anyone in this cast of characters who are proving every day that diabetes does not have to be a limitation.

WEBISODES

WEBISODES

As we work with the footage for the full-length documentary, we'll periodically be posting shorter webisodes on this site. So you'll be able to get a sneak peak at some of the most exciting moments in the story. Less waiting = more fun!

DOCUMENTARY

THE DOCUMENTARY

In 2014, we're producing a 45-minute video that documents a teenager's real life story, taking us through the highs and lows of the first year with type 1 diabetes. Along the way, we'll meet and learn from athletes, children, professionals, chefs, adventurers and everyday people with type 1, as well as doctors and experts. It will be available for digital download right here on the WELCOME TO TYPE 1 website. But for now, check out our video introduction to get a feel for what we're doing with this project.

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

Once the documentary is completed, it will be available on the WELCOME TO TYPE 1 website for digital download, in addition to the hard copies distributed by hospitals, clinics and sponsors.

SHOW ME MORE

EXTENDED INTERVIEWS

MORE CONTENT. MORE FUN.

Want to learn more about certain characters and experts seen in the documentary? We'll allow you to dig deeper into those topics that interest you by featuring extended interviews.

CONNECT ME WITH OTHERS

GROUP SEARCH

FIND OTHERS JUST LIKE YOU

We're building a database of proactive groups and developing a tool that will help you easily find positive people in your area, in your age range, who share your interests, and, above all, the desire to live well with type 1 diabetes.

TRY IT NOW!

PROFILES

PROFILES

There are a lot of positive and proactive people who are excited about WELCOME TO TYPE 1. Watch what a handful of them have to say about the project in particular and about living well with type 1 diabetes more generally.