People all over the world are making art today to celebrate Diabetes Art Day! The concept (brought to life by the fabulous Lee Ann Thill) is so easy. Just make a piece of art that reflects your feelings about diabetes. No rules beyond that.
Check out DiabetesArtDay.com and look at the submissions of others.
Here is the art that I made (click it to enlarge it):
I created TuD for The Diabetes Hands Foundation. He is the visual representation of TuDiabetes.org – which is a social network of people touched by diabetes that just turned 6 years old.
TuD Photobombs Emily and Lancet The Pug
The Diabetes Hands Foundation is an awesome nonprofit organization that (and I’m not being hyperbolic) saved my life. In 2008 I found myself uninsured with Type 1 diabetes. A bad mixture. I ran to Google and typed in a series of queries that eventually led me to TuDiabetes. The friends that I found in this community didn’t just give me advice. They didn’t say “if I were in your situation I would…” The people that I met were able to say “When I was in your exact situation, this is what I did.”
Diabetes can be incredibly isolating. And when I found TuDiabetes, I realized…thanks to this pesky 6-year-old that’s running around the Diabetes Hands Foundation offices and photobombing all of our photos, I’m not alone.
To celebrate TuD’s 6th birthday we are having a fundraising campaign. If you’re interested in donating $6 to The Diabetes Hands Foundation (or $60!) you can do so here. With your help, The Diabetes Hands Foundation can reach more people affected by diabetes all over the world.