Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.

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Comment by Andreina Davila on May 1, 2012 at 9:43am
Comment by Marie B on April 28, 2012 at 2:45pm
Comment by FatCatAnna on April 28, 2012 at 2:10pm

Love the fish Sam !

Comment by FatCatAnna on April 28, 2012 at 2:09pm

Marie B told me about this group - awesome. Just having difficulties finding the one she had mentioned about Adriena (msp?) - Manny's better half I believe - making a curtain out of insulin bottles. If anyone can post the link in this discussion board - that'll be great - 'cause I'm getting frustrated and not knowing where to find this here on Tudiabetes (it just keeps on growing & growing everytime I come back to this website). Cheerio for now - my time on the Internet is over for the day!

Comment by Sam Iam on April 23, 2012 at 11:40am

Thanks, Marie.

Comment by Marie B on April 23, 2012 at 4:05am

wow sam, beautiful

Comment by Sam Iam on April 22, 2012 at 3:59pm

I made this fish
a couple years ago from my used syringes, acrylic paint, on a discarded refrigerator box:

Comment by Cabaretro- The Diabetic Dancer on February 6, 2012 at 3:49pm
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Comment by tanyaconovaloff on September 25, 2011 at 7:10pm
Thank you D! I am so very sorry I'm just now responding. The note got pushed down in my in-box! : )

ll three pieces ar 20x20". All three represent how the daily grind of being a diabetic can obscure the bright beauty in life.

The first is acrylic with pen over it. I started by writing all the messages that go on in my head all the time.
- Don't forget to bring an extra bottle of insulin.
- Don't leave your purse in the sun or the insulin will spoil.
- Don't go outside without shoes.
- Always have sugar with you.

Then it just started pouring out.....
Messages from other people, "My grandmother had diabetes and lost her foot"
Messages from me, "You know you can't go hiking, you'll have a low blood sugar"
The ongoing list of to-do's, "Change your pump every 2 days, move your CGM every 7, use antibacterial soap so you don't get infections again, eat 30 grams of carbs a meal, write down your meals/insulin/exercise/bolus to tell your doctor, get an A1C every three months, see your endocrinologies every three weeks, your Ophthalmologist every year, your podiatrist yearly, it goes on and on.

Before I knew it my canvass was totally filled up!

The second is obviously all the trash / supplies created every day by being a diabetic.

And the last is black tangled yarn over a bright canvas.

Thank you for the nice complement!! : )

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