Model with type 1 diabetes walking track with insulin pump
The diabetes community applauded model Lila Moss as she confidently paraded a high fashion runway with her insulin pump in full display.
In late September, Moss, the 19-year-old daughter of model Kate Moss, walked the runway as part of the collaborative Fendi x Versace collection, showcasing looks for Spring / Summer 2022. Many onlookers probably didn’t recognize the pump. insulin. , called Omnipod, but those of us in the family with diabetes registered it immediately.
The capsule is a tubeless pump – it carries three days of insulin into its chamber and delivers a continuous flow of hormone through a small cannula under the skin. You can see Moss’s pomp and full look in this photo posted to Twitter by @TOMMYC_:
– T (@ T0MMYC_) September 27, 2021
Insulin requires certain types of body tissue to infuse properly, which is why Moss placed the capsule on the outside of his thigh.
“Oh wow! Nice!” I screamed when I saw the photo. My 9 year old son is Type 1 and also uses an Omnipod so I made sure to show him the photo.
“Costs!” he said, but without further comment. He’s never hesitated to show off his pod, so it’s totally normal for him. (The thigh is also another of our favorite places.)
Elsewhere, diabetes advocates have applauded Moss for his shameless performance. The Twitter diabetes community immediately took action, with pediatric endocrinologist Trang Ly calling Moss’ decision “iconic.”
An iconic moment for Lila Grace Moss and Omnipod. It’s incredible. https://t.co/NbBHOq68A9
– Trang Ly (@drtrangly) September 27, 2021
User @ 25lambs noted that the whole “Fendace” team (that’s “Fendi” + “Versace”) made the right choice.
i didn’t realize that when lila moss was walking fendace she not only chose to do it but was also allowed to walk with her omnipod visible, very cool move from everyone involved
– Matt Dillons biggest fan (@ 25lambs) October 3, 2021
And @benpmoody joked that he liked seeing another pod wearer, but he probably couldn’t match the full look.
Nice to see Lila Moss rocking her @myomnipode insulin pump on the podium. I was told mine was just as cool, but I might not be able to pull the gold bikini off https://t.co/MVYXJA76kt
– Ben Moody (@benpmoody) September 28, 2021
Finally, @jwuless congratulated Moss with spicy language, adding the hashtag # type1warrior for the model:
Lila Moss sent the biggest FU to all diabetic stereotypes / misconceptions by rocking her insulin pump on the Fendi x Versace track. Iconic is an understatement. # type1warrior pic.twitter.com/hYYIMV955R
– Julie Wulie (@jwuless) September 28, 2021
This latest tweet shows why this is such an important issue for people with diabetes. Some people have strange ideas about diabetes, even though more than 34 million Americans have it, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
There is a tendency to view diabetes as a punch or punishment for poor lifestyle choices. But type 1 is an inevitable autoimmune problem, and type 2 – the one that causes insulin resistance – can simply be inherited.
Moss’s proud moment on the podium is a reminder that you don’t have to cover up diabetes. Keep it up, Lila!
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