Rent the Runway: Diabetes-Style!
My friend Delaine is amazing. She's a type 1 diabetic, a trapeze artist, a certified diabetes educator, and a fellow Rhode Islander. And she's also married to the police officer who brought me sugar-free candy on Halloween one year. (Best. Halloween. Ever.)
Delaine decked herself out properly for New Year's Eve this year, and as part of that, she rented a dress from Rent the Runway. And now she's part of a little contest from RTR, where the photo with the most Facebook "likes" wins. ("Wins" what, we aren't sure. There actually isn't a prize, as far as we know. This is just for bragging rights.)
But dude ... she's hiding an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor underneath those shiny blue sequins.
Delaine said: "I removed the clip from my pump and simply tucked it again my skin and inside a pair of lycra workout shorts. It is just inside my right hip in that photo and stayed there without issue through a fantastic evening of dining/dancing and fun as I rung in 2012."
THAT alone is worth bragging about, because she's healthy, she's safe, and she looks like a million bucks!
So if you could please click that photo over there, or THIS LINK, it will bring you over to Facebook, where you can LIKE the photo and help earn Delaine some well-deserved bragging rights. She's marking her 29th year with type 1 diabetes in 2012, and I think that's worth celebrating the hell out of.
Go get 'em, Delaine!!