ADA requests photos of people living with diabetes

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Bigger Picture: The American Diabetes Association is requesting people submit a personal image to the Association’s Facebook mosaic representing what A Day in the Life of Diabetes means to them. The mosaic will showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with diabetes. | File photo

During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association is asking people to submit a personal image to the Association’s Facebook mosaic representing what A Day in the Life of Diabetes means to them to showcase the extraordinary effort it takes to live a day with diabetes.

The image can be a picture of themselves or someone they care about, or otherwise represent how the disease impacts their lives. The image will then make up a larger mosaic image that will embody the message of A Day in the Life of Diabetes.

This year, the Association will change the mosaic “target” image several times throughout November to show the many compelling images that represent A Day in the Life of Diabetes. These photos that will embody the mosaic throughout the month will capture the essence of the campaign and the movement to Stop Diabetes.

In addition, the Association will be working closely with NASCAR driver, Ryan Reed, to showcase the mosaic in the NASCAR series.  Reed’s race car will be wrapped with photos from the mosaic and will be featured in his Nov. 9 race in Phoenix during American Diabetes Month.

“We’re excited to further grow this online campaign and heighten the overall awareness of diabetes in Chicago,” stated Jeanette Flom, Executive Director, American Diabetes Association. “Diabetes doesn’t stop. It is 24/7, 365 days a year. By calling on our community to take a public stand through social media, we continue to shine a light on the issue of diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.”

Learn how you can submit your personal image and story during American Diabetes Month by visiting facebook.com/AmericanDiabetesAssociation or diabetesmosaic.org, or by calling 1-800-DIABETES.

­— The American Diabetes Association