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Diabetes Transformed

janine fay

detritus & disease transformed

Artist's Statement:

I have been collecting the medical waste that comes from managing Type 1 Diabetes for over 20 years.

Grateful for the drugs and equipment that keep me alive, I've created altars to each of them--made out of the thousands of syringes and test strips and other things I've collected over the years.

In the end, it's the story of Type 1 diabetes--what it is and what it takes to stay alive and well.


syringes, test strips, plastic caps

Altar to Long Acting Insulin
very mixed

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