diabetes art

Power
Power

Mixed-media on wood 12 x 12 inches Lately I've been reading a lot of articles about the rising cost of insulin, and the devastating effects this has on some PWD and their families. What power insulin holds... that people who require it to live may not be able to pay for it. Along with dollar signs, I also included blood sugar numbers and the measurement Mg/dL to represent that PWD have an ongoing, complicated, and multifaceted relationship with numbers.

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Diabetes Math: Good Morning
Diabetes Math: Good Morning

White charcoal on blackboard 48 x 36 inches Even the simple pleasure of waking up and pouring a cup of coffee is tainted with diabetes math. *Scenarios depicted in "Diabetes Math" works of art are for visual entertainment purposes only. This website and all of its content does not provide medical advice. For medical questions and guidance, please consult your physician.

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Diabetes Math: Every time I eat
Diabetes Math: Every time I eat

White charcoal on blackboard 36 x 24 inches People with diabetes solve math problems in order to ensure proper insulin dosing. This blackboard demonstrates the calculations I make every time I eat. *Scenarios depicted in "Diabetes Math" works of art are for visual entertainment purposes only. This website and all of its content does not provide medical advice. For medical questions and guidance, please consult your physician.

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Diabetes Math: Routine
Diabetes Math: Routine

White charcoal on blackboard 22 x 16 inches In order to maintain good blood sugar control, people with diabetes often follow routines. We test, take insulin, and eat similar foods, at similar times, every day. I created this piece on a blackboard because I thought about how, in old movies, teachers would make unruly students write the same thing over and over. Likewise, the routine that comes with diabetes management happens over and over each day.

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Diabetes Math: Going to Sleep
Diabetes Math: Going to Sleep

Chalk ink on blackboard 17 x 23 inches Sleeping isn't always restful for people with diabetes because of the fear of having a low blood sugar. *Scenarios depicted in "Diabetes Math" works of art are for visual entertainment purposes only. This website and all of its content does not provide medical advice. For medical questions and guidance, please consult your physician.

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Downtown
Downtown

Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches This was a commissioned painting about a hypoglycemic experience I had in a farmer's market.

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Trapped
Trapped

Mixed media on canvas 9 x 12 inches I created this colorful, chaotic room out of collage materials and diabetes supplies. The girl in the room is testing her blood sugar. But the room is so tiny. She can’t stand up straight. She feels trapped. She's wearing gloves when she tests her blood sugar to represent that even after so many years with diabetes, it can still, at times, feel surreal and strange.

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The Diabetes Tree
The Diabetes Tree

Mixed media on wood 8 x 10 inches *Sold

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Untitled
Untitled

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 8 x 10 inches *Commission

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Wishing Flower
Wishing Flower

Charcoal and mixed media on paper 11 x 14 inches Wishing for a cure.

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Pancreas, Inside-out
Pancreas, Inside-out

Paint and mixed-media on canvas

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Sites Exposed
Sites Exposed

Mixed media on painted paper

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Shadow
Shadow
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24/7
24/7

Insulin bottles on mirror 12 x 12 inches This piece demonstrates a clock because diabetes is All The Time. *Special Note: All of my insulin bottle pieces are done on mirrors or reflective surfaces because you can’t look away from diabetes. If you want to be healthy, you have to face yourself all the time.

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Lifeline
Lifeline

Insulin bottles on mirror 20 x 16 inches The insulin bottles in this piece are formed into a medical lifeline (the kind you’d see on a machine in the hospital). It’s a reminder that everyone – people with diabetes or without – needs insulin to survive.

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Roller Coaster
Roller Coaster

Insulin bottles on glass 46 x 10 inches Living with diabetes is like riding a roller coaster. There are physical highs and lows (blood sugar and insulin), and emotional highs and lows.

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Diabetes Art, The First
Diabetes Art, The First

This was my first exploration of diabetes art, created in my college sketchbook.

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Diabetes Postcard
Diabetes Postcard

Drawing & Graphic Design

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Time
Time

Mixed media on Canvas 12 x 18 inches

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Can You Eat That?
Can You Eat That?

Acrylic on canvas 11 x 14 inches This painting is a humorous commentary on eating sweets. People with diabetes are often asked, “Can You Eat That?” It’s a loaded question that can make a person feel awkward or judged.

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