This is what most of the media would have you believe diabetes looks like:
And that is a shame. It is an awful stereotype that many of us work hard to combat. Every. Single. Day.
I have had the honor of photographing many diabetics since my daughters diagnosis almost 4 years ago. And I’d like you to see what diabetes looks like to me.
Diabetes is an evil disease. But the people that are saddled with it are beautiful. Strong. Resilient. Wonderful. Caring. Babies. Adults. Kids. Teens. Mothers. Fathers. Friends. Neighbors. Thin. Healthy. Heavy. Blonde. Brown. And they are all my heroes. You wouldn’t be able to pick them out of crowd. See, the funny thing about diabetes is, it doesn’t care WHAT you look like.