Type 1 t shirt for loud and proud diabetics

Regular price £25.00 Sale

Type 1 diabetes. You're born with it, it's irreversible and it doesn't come about by eating too many Maltesers, having a penchant for chips or not taking the stairs.

My friend Ruth gets exasperated by the stigma of mis-informed opinion and thought it time she made it clear to all which side of the diabetic fence she stands.

Although she has an over friendly immune system that welcomes any old riff-raff into her body and her pancreas is shot to bits - actually she has two - it doesn't stop her plunging into freezing water at the Woman's Pond in Hampstead most mornings - as she did minutes after I took this shot.

These t shirts are cut by hand from flock fabric and hand printed. We are happy to write gift messages on request to make this a perfect personal present.

£5 from the sale of each t shirt will go to Diabetes UK.

IMPORTANT I print these t shirts to order as I don't want to hold any stock that isn't being used. As it is a bespoke make, I cannot issue refunds or exchanges if sizes are ordered incorrectly. Here is a chest size guide which I'd urge you to check before placing your order so the garment doesn't go to waste. Many thanks.

UK size 10 (small) = 30 inch chest

UK size 12 (medium) = 33 inch chest

UK size 14 (large) = 35 inch chest

UK size 14 (XL) = 37 inch chest

UK size 16 (XXL ) = 39 inch chest

larger and smaller sizes are available on request.

We love to see your photos so if you post an image of this t shirt please remember to tag us @twistedtwee. 


Of course you can buy this t shirt as a new garment, but we also offer the option of up-cycling your existing clothing. Just send us items you already own and let us give them a refresh with this design. We can print onto tops, skirts, trousers  jumpers, leggings and scarves providing they are predominantly cotton and the fabric is fairly smooth. 

The price is the same as for a new garment as it covers the cost of special tracked return postage.

So if you have a much loved but bedraggled fave, why not let our Clothing Hospital rejuvenate it and make it splendid again. Please just email suzi@twistedtwee.co.uk