Both my husband and I have type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease for which there is no prevention or cure. The only treatment is daily injections of insulin combined with 24/7 vigilant monitoring of our blood glucose levels.
In 2012, I began saving all the diabetes supplies we used that year, along with our medical receipts, and even product packaging, filling an entire closet. Images of this paraphernalia combined with shots of the two of us managing our diabetes daily form the basis of this photo essay.
This project was funded in part by a grant from the Puffin Foundation.