Newly crowned Miss Idaho Sierra Anne Sandison is encouraging fellow diabetics to be comfortable with their insulin pumps and show them off on social media.
Late Sunday after being crowned, Sandison, 20, posted a photo of herself with her crown, sash and insulin pump. She later wrote on the Miss Idaho blog about her struggles with diabetes and her debate over whether to wear her pump while competing, tagging the post #showmeyourpump to encourage others to share as well.
"Now, with the title of Miss Idaho, I have had a million new opportunities to spread the word about diabetes and overcoming obstacles!" she wrote. "I am overwhelmed with hearing how many lives have been touched by me simply wearing my pump on stage. It means so much to me, and I hope I can touch many more during my year as Miss Idaho."
Sandison was diagnosed with type one adult-onset diabetes in 2012.
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