Catching up with the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Mosaic

You may remember that for American Diabetes Month® 2012, the American Diabetes Association rolled out the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” mosaic. And on Monday mornings you may have seen our “images of the week” on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, showcasing just some of the amazing photos within the mosaic.

Since Oct. 1, 2012, our supporters have helped us shine a new light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day. Thousands of photos have been uploaded to illustrate what “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” means to people affected by the disease. Together, these images capture the extraordinary effort it takes to live an ordinary day with diabetes.

Here are some of our favorite images that have been added in 2013!


john franklinThis image comes from John. May 20 marked five years since his son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The previous weekend, his soccer team made it to the finals of the last tournament of the season. John calls this a “rather fitting pic”!






Rosalyn Whitaker

This is Rosalyn, who has been living with diabetes for 20 years. We just love her gorgeous smile!







ryan reed

Savanna submitted this photo of our friend Ryan Reed, a 19-year-old NASCAR driver with type 1 diabetes. He definitely shows others how to never give up on their dreams! Learn more about our collaboration with Ryan at http://drivetostopdiabetes.orgThis image is associated with an external link..







When Monica was diagnosed with diabetes at age 5, she was told she may never have kids. Thirty years later, she has two beautiful babies. For her, it’s “worth all the hard work!!!”






nancy taylor

For Nancy, “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” is her daughter Hayley, who has lived with diabetes since age 9. Here she is at her first Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes! Go Red Striders!







Jeff admits that managing diabetes day to day is “overwhelming sometimes. But I got to do it for my kids and wife.” Extraordinary effort, indeed!






Jonathan Gonzalez

To Jonathan, “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” is “hanging at the beach with my dad before diabetes took him from us.” Now he honors his father’s memory by riding in Tour de Cure and raising funds to Stop Diabetes!






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, you can help us continue to build this mosaic that shows the true picture of diabetes.

Looking for some inspiration? You can search by name, email address and keyword to browse the photos that others have uploaded. You can even find your Facebook friends in the mosaic!

And your submission will make a difference in the fight to Stop 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 image is associated with an external link..

To upload your image to the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” mosaic, visit our Facebook page. Mobile users can also visit

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One Response to Catching up with the “A Day in the Life of Diabetes” Mosaic

  1. jacquie rochford says:

    Diabetes has effected both of my children. Brianna, 12, was dx at 6 years old. Connor, 17, was dx this past February. It has taken away the plans of a bright military future for my son, but he is determined to one day serve in the Marines. We have recently purchased a Diabetes Alert Service Dog to help alerts since they do not feel their highs or lows. Diabetes has changed the path of my children, but has not destroyed the dreams of the future.

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