Foundation of the Korean Society of Type 1 Diabetes

We Are Not Waiting…

We can't forget the despair we felt on the day of our diagnosis.

Type 1 Diabetes cannot be cured through surgery, rather it is a disease that needs to be managed for the rest of our lives.

Our normal life has changed so much because of it.

We took insulin shots, checked our blood sugar and lived by restricting our food, but managing blood sugar wasn't as easy as it sounds. We were not controlling blood sugar, blood sugar was controlling us.

So we decided not to wait any longer.

We decided that...

1. We will create an environment where blood sugar management is accessible and understandable, while actively accepting and sharing new devices and new blood sugare management techniques.

2. We will take the lead to change society's perception, prejudice and misunderstanding of diabetes, which currently often forces Type 1 Diabetics to hide their condition, and raise more awareness and understanding of Type 1 Diabetes.

3. Until we live in a world free of Type 1 Diabetes, we will always stand side by side with Type 1 Diabetics.

July 22, 2017 Korea Type 1 Diabetes Patient Association