You all know about Diabetes Art Day today, right? It's an ever-growing "web-based initiative for the Diabetes Online Community to 'tell a story' about life with diabetes though creative visual expression," dreamed up and organized by one of our fave DOC'ers Lee Ann Thill.

Launched in 2010, the initiative has amassed an incredible gallery of art that illustrates what many people with diabetes struggle to express in words. Check out the gallery collections from 2010 and 2011.

We're pleased to participate this year, in part, by introducing you to a PWD who's devoted her life to art and design, and crafted some of the most original and moving D-Art we've ever seen. Her name is Sara Krugman, and she was one of our DiabetesMine Patient Voices Contest winners this year. We recently interviewed her about her diabetes diagnosis and the role it's played in her mind.

Today, from the depth's of Sara's mind, we'd like to share the little-known Diabetes Apocalypse Kit:

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To me, this says "diabetes is a burden" better than anything I could ever write. Seriously, squint your eyes a little and read the description.

Other D-works by Sara Krugman qualify as Epic Wonders, IMHO.

Sara is not ashamed to use her own body as part and parcel of installations in -

The Aesthetics of Health Care Technology - a photo collection that might make you go "eew"

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Finally, Dialogue - a video Sara created about diabetes that will most certainly raise your eyebrows (doctors, beware!). It's over 9 minutes long, so be prepared for "epic" when you watch.

 

This is the place. Where the expression of art meets the experience of chronic illness.

We're holding our breaths to see what else appears in this year's D-Art Day gallery...

And you can also keep tabs on our Twitter and Facebook streams to see our team's own D-Art contributions today!

 
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