Social media has a lot to do with this revolution and Instagram is at the forefront of the movement. Thankfully, there are a bunch of people getting really creative about diabetes alongside the everyday situations we deal with.
We love getting lost in the visual imagery of diabetes and thought you might also enjoy some of the accounts that delight our eyeballs. Enjoy!
Bing Shin Chia is a fun person in Malaysia living with type 1 diabetes. She’s got a great sense of humor and her pics are usually colorful and make you smile.
Bryanna blogs at ‘Hope, Love, Insulin’ and shares pictures of her daily life with type 1 diabetes.
I woke up at 6am and I was 191, so I gave a correction shot. I went back to bed, woke up at 9 and I was 96. ?That would be great if I wasn’t dropping! Dex is saying 82 now…. hopefully it stays that way! ?? I hope everyone has a great Saturday! ☀️? #t1 #t1d #t1dlookslikeme #t1diabetes #coffee #bulletproofcoffee #dexcom #dexcomg5 #bloodsugar #insulin #insulindependent #insulinpump #diabetes #chronic #autoimmune #type1 #ketodiabetic #ketolifestyle #type1d #type1diabetes #type1strong #diabadass #typeone #typeonediabetes
Diabetes Daily Grind
Ryan and Amber host a fun blog and podcast about the real-life grind of life with diabetes. Bonus points if you can find the episode where Amber burps on air…
Diabetes sucks. But I’m grateful to be living in Australia, where the National Diabetes Services Scheme heavily subsidises the cost of our insulin, test strips and insulin pump consumables (for type 1 and gestational). Without the help of these subsidies, I would have to weigh up between paying the bills and looking after my health. Unfortunately, this is what many of my friends with diabetes in other countries face. We’ve been fighting for years to get #access4all and I think (hope) that we are slowly getting there. Beta Change is proud to promote the efforts of organisations such as @t1international and #SpareARose to get change happening!
Cathy Van de Moortele
Cathy is a diabetes blogger in Belgium. The beautiful pictures of her meals look so good… I spent some time with her a few years ago and she’s a real treat.
Beyond Type 1
Beyond Type 1 features great pictures with quotes and statements from others living with diabetes. You can submit yours too (learn more)!
Team Novo Nordisk
The official Instagram account for Team Novo Nordisk. Did you know their pro cycling team is the only professional sports team in the whole world made up entirely of people with type 1 diabetes?
The ups and downs of everyday life with diabetes – in Legos. What more could you ask for?
Mein Diabetes Blog
Did you know our very own Ilka is a spectacular photographer? Yep.
And of course, we have to share our own Instagram account, right? You’ll get everything from our guilty low BG secrets to office days and awesome company breakfasts. It’s a fun way to take a peek behind the scenes at mySugr!
By the way! If you want to find diabetes photos on Instagram, it works best to use hashtag combinations like #type1 diabetes, #t1d, #diabetesawareness, #insulinpump in the search.
Unfortunately, looking for #diabetes alone is often disappointing. The approximately 1.5 million results contain many photos of sweets, fatty food, and the sorts of things that feed right into the incorrect stereotypes we’re all trying to set straight. Ugh.