Diabetes through Art

Cohort: 2019-2022

This project is no longer ongoing

Andrea Rodríguez Novelo – Mexico

Diabetes through Art seeks to raise awareness about type 1 diabetes through paintings, photographs and audiovisual media. It motivates people living with this condition and their families to share experiences, feelings and emotions so people feel connected and informed. It also raises awareness of type 1 diabetes. A digital platform using artwork spotlighted the costs of treating diabetes, the support from our family and friends, and the myths and stigma towards those living with this condition. The platform also showed what people with type 1 diabetes could achieve. Young people living with type 1 diabetes in Mexico, or their families created the artwork. Many creations shown on social media in Mexican and Spanish-speaking communities were from members of the Diabetes Association of Southeastern Mexico.