What is Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease in which insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are mistakenly destroyed by the body’s immune system.Its causes are not fully known, and there is currently no cure. People with T1D are dependent on injected or pumped insulin to survive. In the United States, approximately 1.9 million children and adults live with Type 1 Diabetes, and each year sees about 40,000 new diagnoses. This disease predominantly develops in youth but can also occur in adults.

For further information on Type 1 Diabetes, we invite you to visit Touch By Type 1's website.

Our Personal Connection

When we say Type 1 Diabetes is personal, we mean it. Our co-founder, Nick, is a parent to two children, Parker and Evie, living with Type 1 Diabetes. Diagnosed at ages 2 and 4 respectively, their journey has been a challenging one, marked by constant vigilance in monitoring blood sugar levels. This journey expanded when Rebecca joined our family as an amazing bonus mom. Managing Type 1 Diabetes has left us with countless sleepless nights, canceled plans and lots of tears. It's this personal experience that drives our brand ethos at Palmr Lifestyle, centered around relaxation because we need it. To all of the parents out there with TID children, we understand you. To all of the individuals with T1D,  we are here to support you and want to make some awesome clothes for you and raise money to find that cure!

Our Mission

Palmr is more than just a community and fashion brand. Giving back to the Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) cause is deeply personal and central to our mission. This firsthand experience with the challenges of T1D drives us to dedicate 1% of our gross sales to support impactful initiatives. Our mission is to raise awareness, fund research for a cure, and positively impact the lives of those managing T1D.

Living the Palmr lifestyle encourages us to appreciate the simple joys in life and share them with others. With each purchase you make, you're not only investing in stylish and comfortable clothing but also contributing to our journey of finding ways to provide our kiddos with the most normal way of life possible. Your support helps us move closer to a brighter, healthier future for all the T1D warriors!

Our Partnership

We are honored to partner with Touched by Type 1, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of those with Type 1 Diabetes. This partnership enables us to extend our reach and magnify our impact in the community.

Touched by Type 1 Diabetes