Type One Writers

Welcome to Type One Writers!

Founded by Type 1 diabetic sisters, Suzie and Zoe Byatt, Type One Writers is a penpal service open to anyone living with Type 1 diabetes. Our mission is to connect and empower Type 1 warriors of all ages, (including parents of Type 1 warriors) through the good old fashioned method of handwritten letters, adding a unique and personal touch to your interactions.

We pride ourselves on building community. We know how challenging and isolating it can feel to live with Type 1 – we are also living with it. We make it more accessible for you to connect with people who understand your daily joys and battles.

Upon signing up, all Type One Writers members are matched with a penpal, and receive a fab stationery starter pack which includes Type One Writers stickers, writing paper, beautifully hand illustrated postcards and a welcome letter. We are working hard to bring Type One Writers to Australia and are so excited to expand our members! To be notified as soon as we’re up and running, click on the typewriter below and enter your email. We look forward to connecting with you soon! 

I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land that I live, love and work upon, and their connections to land, sea, community and culture. I offer my deepest respects to Elders past, present and emerging, and extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.