Supermodel Kate Moss’ daughter, 19-year-old Lila Grace Moss walked the runway with an insulin pump visible on her left thigh during Milan fashion week.
Fans and parents alike were ecstatic with their praise when she posted images on Instagram.
“As a fellow T1 diabetic (and ex-model), THANK YOU for wearing your device on the freaking runway!”
“I love showing my 11yr old T1 daughter your pics.” commented a parent.
Although Lila Grace has not made any statements about her choice to show her insulin pump on the catwalk, she had revealed during a recent interview in The Kit that “I think not many people know that I have diabetes. It’s not visible from the outside, so no one would really know just by looking at you. I have type 1.”
People with type 1 diabetes don’t produce insulin, a hormone that helps blood sugar (glucose) enter the cells in your body where it can be used for energy. The lack of insulin leads to a build-up of excess blood sugar in the bloodstream and leads to serious health problems. Type 1 diabetes can develop at any age but is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults. Standard insulin therapy involves multiple injections daily or wearing an insulin pump that regulates their blood sugar level.
Well done to Lila Grace for gracefully and elegantly bringing this to notice at the Fendi x Versace show instead of hiding it away.