A shout out and a big High Five! goes out to Sierra Sandison this week. She’s a type 1 diabetic who just won the Miss Idaho 2014 beauty pageant – wearing her insulin pump proudly for all to see, from evening wear to the bikini contest!

This has sparked the #ShowMeYourPump campaign, a Twitter campaign for awareness of diabetes and pumps, where diabetics have been invited to tweet pictures of themselves wearing their insulin pumps with pride.

In Sierra’s words,

“Diabetes turned my life upside down when I was first diagnosed. Don’t let your challenge hold you back or slow you down. Use it to not only empower yourself and grow as an individual, but to serve and influence other people as well.”


Inspiring! ¬†Thanks to Bob for the heads’ up on this story.

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