Kate Moss: her daughter Lila proudly displays her insulin pump in a Versace campaign

Lila Grace MossKate Moss’ daughter, chose as his mother, a career in modeling. The 19-year-old girl has already walked the biggest red carpets and catwalks around the world, always appearing with her insulin pump. She has never hidden being affected by type 1 diabetes and often proudly displays her insulin pump or her patch, significant elements of her disease. This small white box glued to his hip is a medical device that can monitor his blood sugar and thus prevent him from many health problems. After Milan fashion week in September 2021 then the MET Gala on May 4, Jefferson Hack’s daughter exhibited her insulin patch in a photo posted on Instagram. Versace and Fendi have chosen her as the face of their collection in collaboration and it is a real desire on the part of the two fashion houses to take a stand for more inclusiveness in the industry.

After posting this photo, the young model sparked a wave of positive reactions. Internet users thank her for represent the type 1 diabetes community. “My eight-year-old daughter is also diabetic. Thank you for this photo” confided a mother. “Thank you for posting your insulin pump, it means a lot to people with the same disease”, can we also read. A strong gesture while United States this disease affects 1.5 million people.

What are the particularities of type 1 diabetes, the disease suffered by the daughter of Kate Moss?

the diabetes is characterized by a hyperglycemia (sugar level) in the blood, people with type 1 diabetes secrete little or no insulin. Type 1 diabetes most commonly affects children or teenagers : in 2019, the incidence of type 1 diabetes in France was around 15 cases per 100,000 children under the age of 15. People most at risk of developing type 1 diabetes are those with family history of diabetes.

the type 1 diabetes treatment consists of the daily administration of insulin by subcutaneous injection, self-monitoring of glycaemia, regular monitoring of glycated hemoglobin, nutritional monitoring and also the treatment of pathologies associated with diabetes.

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