A Look at Some of Our Favorite “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Photos!

American Diabetes Month® is almost here, and this year we’ve been asking you to help us shine a new light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.

Since Oct. 1, we’ve asked our supporters to illustrate what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to them by sharing a photo on our Facebook mosaic that captures the extraordinary effort it takes to live an ordinary day with diabetes.

We’ve been so inspired by the hundreds of photos and success stories that have been uploaded to our “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” mosaic! This week, we’ve decided to share a handful of our favorites with you.

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This image comes from Paula, who realized she could still live her life to the fullest even after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. She says her faith has sustained her life with diabetes and she is now “happy and singing for the Lord.”

 

 

 

 

 

Though life can be a bit more challenging, Floyd doesn’t let his diabetes get him down. “Life is still fun!” he says. We agree! Thanks for your positive attitude, Floyd!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hailey was worried she could never have a baby because of her type 1 diabetes.  Like many other mothers with diabetes, though, she found this not to be true. She calls her healthy baby boy “a miracle.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brendan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16 but didn’t let it stop him from reaching his goals. His diagnosis only strengthened his desire to continue playing football in college.

 

 

 

 

 

Tonia’s daughter, Lily, was diagnosed with diabetes just a little more than two months ago. Here she is with friends with diabetes, all wearing their pumps and representing “Team Lily.” Her photo shows that children with diabetes can enjoy a normal life!

 

 

 

 

 

What an inspiration! At 92 years old, Jean shows you can still live a long and healthy life with type 2 diabetes. Her family—which includes five sons and daughters, 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren—says she’s still in great shape and enjoying life!

 

 

 

 

 

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Pretty inspiring, don’t you think?

So what does “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” mean to you? Whether it is yourself or a loved one, an object or a place, share your photo with us and help us continue building a mosaic that shows the true picture of diabetes.

For every photo/image uploaded, CVS/pharmacy® will donate $1 to the Association, up to $25,000. CVS/pharmacy is a proud sponsor of the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” campaign. To learn more about the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® savings program exclusively for those living with diabetes and their caregivers, visit CVS.com/diabetes.

To upload your image, visit the mosaic on our Facebook page. Mobile users can also visit http://www.diabetesmosaic.org.

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2 Responses to A Look at Some of Our Favorite “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Photos!

  1. rolando macasero says:

    im also a type 1 diabetic for almost 10 years..even though im very tired of injecting insulin in my body twice a day.. just like slowly digging a hole in your body.. . but 8 doesnt stop me of wat to do of my self.. im getting tatooed by my friend in my legs., i thought 8 would easily be cured.but 8 brings me to da hospital n confined for almost a month.. . i almost lost my legs, n thank GOD 8 would never happen.. so many painful reactions that cn be felt in everyday living of a diabetic.. but life must go on… just livelife to the fullest,.. cause tommorow” may dies…

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