Everyone can agree that Miss Idaho is beautiful when she takes a stroll down the pageant runway for the swimsuit competition — even with an insulin pump attached to her bikini bottom. Wearing that in public has made her a social media star and role model for children.
Since posting the photo of her courageous walk on social media last week, insulin pumps and diabetes devices are now a symbol of community. Sandison has become a new Type 1 hero, with the hashtag #showmeyourpump spurring people to share photos showing off their diabetes devices.
KevW tweeted a photo of his adolescent daughter displaying a hot pink pump, and calling Sierra “a great role model.”
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