Recently, 19-year-old Lila Moss made an appearance on the runway for Fendi x Versace at Milan Fashion Week with her supermodel mother Kate Moss.
When she walked down the ramp in a bodysuit, she had an insulin pump on the upper left side of her thigh. Leela, who has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, was seen carrying an omnipod, a wireless insulin management system used by diabetics. Leila’s photos from Milan Fashion Week received many accolades online.
One user commented, “Absolutely love that you don’t hide your pod, you are an inspiration to many people living with T1 diabetes.” Another user said, “Thank you for wearing your insulin pump so proudly”.
One of the users, who is also diabetic, commented by shouting, “As a fellow T1 diabetic (and former model), thank you for wearing your device on the weird runway! You’re a queen and I love these pics every time.” Needs space because the more we share T1 diabetes the better.”
As MayoClinic reports, type 1 diabetes is a condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin at all, and often begins in childhood.
as reported by indianexpress.comIn this article, here is less information about type 1 diabetes.
How does an insulin pump help patients with type 1 diabetes?
Every type 1 diabetic patient can use an insulin pump. This pump can be attached to one’s body with the help of an infusion set.
“This device is computerized and helps you deliver insulin through a thin tube that goes under your skin. If you use a pump, you will need fewer needle sticks. One shot is needed every few days, after which you change the infusion set. Compared to shots, the pump is precise and can be beneficial in maintaining proper sugar levels. You’ll be able to easily manage high blood sugar with food, exercise, and early-morning—known as the dawn phenomenon. Insulin pump therapy has gained more popularity now,” Dr Pritam Moon, Consultant Physician, Wockhardt Hospital, Mira Road, told indianexpress.com.
How to use the pump?
“The infusion set consists of a thin tube, and either a needle or a thin tube that is placed under the skin. It is recommended to be placed on the abdomen, or buttocks, or even the thigh. Dr Atul Luthra, additional director, diabetes, endocrinology, and metabolic disorders, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, told indianexpress.com.
Who is it recommended for?
As reported, Dr. Luthra shared that insulin pumps are recommended for people who:
- Observe high level swings in blood sugar levels
- Not getting the right dose of insulin to keep blood sugar levels under control
- lead a fast-paced life where it is difficult to find time to take insulin injections