Pen pal!

Hi all!
I’m Abby! I’m new to this website. I’ve had T1D since I was 7 years old (I’m now 15) and I’d love to connect with other T1D folks my age. Here’s a little bit about me:
~I live in the suburbs of Chicago
~I play flute in my school band
~I love math and science (I want to be a doctor someday)
~I’m a total Broadway nerd (Hamilton, In the Heights, Dear Evan Hansen, Newsies, Waitress, etc)
~I’m a singles player in my school tennis team
~I looooooooove Harry Potter (Gryffindor!!) and Lord of the Rings (Legolas is my fave heart eyes) and pretty much all other books
Please reach out to me at if you want to be pen pals! <3

Hi! I’m Gabrielle,14 and have had diabetes for almost 10 years… I’ve been searching for a diabetic friend to talk to and would really like to be pen pals with you! Just leery me know if yippy want to talk! :slight_smile:

Hey Gabrielle! Nice to meet you! If you want to email me, my email address is Also, if you have Snapchat, I can add you to our T1D teens group chat! My username is bookwormnerd13. :slight_smile:
I look forward to chatting with you!

Hey Abby!
I’m a little younger than you, at thirteen, but I’ve had diabetes for 9 years, and I noticed we have a lot in common. I love Hamilton, In the Heights, Harry Potter (I’m in Slytherin though), and Lord of the Rings (but Aragorn is my favorite), and I play the flute in my middle school band! I would love to talk with you more, and I really need something to do during the week haha.
Hope we can talk soon!

I’m 13 I’ve had t1d since I was 12

Hey Kathryn!
OMG it’s like we’re twins!!! We legit have everything in common! (Also I just have to say you have suchhhhh a pretty name)
If you have Snapchat, you can add me at bookwormnerd13; otherwise, my email is
I can’t wait to talk to you! :smile:

Hi Abby! My name is Gwendolyn, Gwen for short. I’m 14 and I was diagnosed when I was 12.

Hey Abby! I would love to get to know you! I am also 15 years old.

Hi! I’m Kalei Pollock and i’m 13 years old. I was diagnosed when I was seven.
I play the clarinet in my school band
I love to surf, snorkel, swim
I play soccer, I’m a midfielder
i’m new to this website and I’m super excited to make some diabetic friends because I don’t have a ton of them where I live.

Hi I am Sara! I am 15 almost 16 I am looking for some friends

I’m Liz! I’m also kinda new haha im 20 minutes in. I got diagnosed just after my 12th birthday 5 years ago. I am 16 now, going on 17 in September. I live in South Texas, I play piano (but in school, i’m a competitive swimmer), I LOVE math and everyone calls me weird for it, I love musicals (Newsies, In the Heights, Rent, Wicked, and most of all, the Phantom of the Opera) I LOVE LOVE harry potter but im a total slytherin hahah. I am all for the middle earth world, Legolas is wowza. I am a total book nerd for fantasy, and fiction. I’m also a heavy music junkie. my email is if anything! :))

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Hi Liz! I will definitely email you. I would love to become friends

awesome! I’ll receive your email soon hopefully! :slight_smile: <3

Liz @ealeyda, A Warm Welcome to TypeOneNation!

I really like how you introduced yourself here and I certainly hope that you will continue - you and I have many similar likes and I’d certainly like to be your friend - but we are of very different generations. If I happened to be 60 years younger, we could sing and dance with me being the “17 going on 18 to your 16 going on 17”.

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OMG WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON!!! I’ll totally email you!

I’d love for a pen pal for my 15 yr old T1 son! you can email me at

Hi Lori, I’m Kalei and i’m 14 if your son want we can email…my email is