Welcome to the Diabetes Art Day 2010 online gallery! Diabetes Art Day, September 1, 2010, is an initiative to encourage the Diabetes Online Community to use art as a way of “telling a story” about life with diabetes. It’s a way for us to tell our stories to each other so we can connect and share. It’s a way to generate awareness for diabetes outside of the Diabetes Online Community by sharing art beyond the Diabetes Online Community on places like Facebook and Twitter. This is artwork that the Diabetes Online Community shared for Diabetes Art Day. At the bottom of the page, you will find links to blogs and websites where you can view more Diabetes Art Day artwork.
Thanks to all who participated in Diabetes Art Day 2010!
If you would like your Diabetes Art Day artwork included here, or you would like to submit a link of your Diabetes Art Day artwork, please email me at leeann at thebuttercompartment dot com.
Isabel's picture - the 3 types of cookie that she can have at school snack time
Isabel with her picture - oatcakes Ritz biscuits and gingerbread men
“Cookies” by Isabel, age 3, Singapore, type 1
From Isabel’s mom: “I told the teacher about [Diabetes Art Day] and she got the whole class involved; they all drew pictures of something that related to Isabel and her diabetes… Isabel’s picture shows the three types of cookie that she can have at school snack time. I send snacks in for her, as the standard school ones are quite sugary. She has either an oatcake spread with cream cheese, a wholegrain gingerbread man or Ritz biscuits with cheese. Interestingly, three of them chose to draw her cookies – I think the other children are quite fascinated by the fact that she has her own ‘special’ snacks! One child drew Isabel’s BG meter, Isabel’s best friend Charlotte drew Isabel with her BG meter and another child drew a box of apple juice (which she has when she’s low). Apparently they threw themselves into the project with great enthusiasm and thought it was a brilliant idea!”
'Reaching' by Stephanie
“Reaching” by Stephanie, age 28, type 1 for 23 years, pumping for 2 weeks