USED DIABETES SUPPLIES for Type 1 Gallery Show

Hi, I'm Dana Heffern, a Type 1 Diabetic, and I've been awarded a scholarship from the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD). The scholarship will help fund a performance art piece that discusses the difficulties of living with Type 1, entitled “Antidote.” The work will be performed on the campus of Goddard College and is scheduled for the end of July, 2011.

I wanted to share this interview all of you in the TuDiabetes community

because I am looking for used diabetes supplies!  

For the full interview and more about the Gallery Show, visit this LINK!

           ( Please Send to: D.Heffern, P.O. Box 9244, So. Burlington, Vt., 05407 )

Ginger: Dana, I know this gallery show is focused on an aspect of diabetes awareness you’re incredibly passionate about, what “fuels your fire” when it comes to raising awareness of Type 1 diabetes?
Dana: I am a Type 1 Diabetic. I belong to a community that makes up only 5% of the diabetic world. Our disease is very different from the Type 2 Diabetic epidemic that people hear about in the media. We Type 1 Diabetics have frustrations about being lumped in with people with Type 2 - simply because there is such a difference in the diseases; and therefore, such misunderstanding about us. I'm sure people with Type 2 are equally frustrated.

Ginger: So you’re creating a gallery show completely focused on Type 1 diabetes?
Dana: Yes, exactly! The theme of the show is Type 1 Diabetes. The show will include an actual dinner party set as a performance piece/ spectacle, and a performance art piece entitled “Antidote.” The experience will be an opportunity for non-diabetics to eat with people from the diabetic community. The dinner will be made up of approximately 20 performers and 10 additional guests who will participate in the dinner.

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Comment by kimmcannally on March 20, 2011 at 7:11am
So are you only collecting Minimed items? I saw on the corkboard on your link that it requests minimed stuff and quicksets.
Comment by D on March 20, 2011 at 8:16am
Yes, minimed pump stuff, like the photo above that has all the plastic stuff. I am trying to create a 6' x 6' 'wall' of these supplies.
Comment by Kelly WPA on March 20, 2011 at 11:07am
What about other brands of pump stuff? I saw you also wanted insulin vials.
Comment by D on March 20, 2011 at 11:52am
I am only going with only Minimed stuff, since that is what I use and have been collecting. I am trying to create visual repetition in these art pieces, so a lot of the same things is what I am after. Yes, insulin vials I am collecting! I will post another photo of some of the repeated art I am making...
Comment by Gerri on March 20, 2011 at 12:07pm
I have quite a few empty test strip containers, if you want them & can save more.

Wish I could attend! Congrats on your scholarship.
Comment by D on March 20, 2011 at 12:10pm
Gerri, Thank you, I would love them.
Comment by Gerri on March 20, 2011 at 1:14pm
Comment by Terrie on March 20, 2011 at 9:40pm
Hey, Congratulations on your Scholarship Dana. That's Wonderful! I hadn't heard of AHEAD before.

I have lots of test strip vials and syringes that I haven't turned in to our Pharnacy yet plus a couple of Insulin vials. Great Luck on your Project "Antidote". That is huge! :)
Comment by D on March 21, 2011 at 4:03am
Yeah! Terrie, Please send them to this address: Dana Heffern, P.O. Box 9244, South Burlington, Vt., 05407. Thank you!
Comment by Terrie on March 21, 2011 at 8:08am
Okay, will do. YW!


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