The diabetes community, those living with or affected by, relate to one another through various ways. Common motifs found in tattoos include circles or ribbons. The colour blue is often chosen as it is the universal symbol for diabetes. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the rising number of people affected by diabetes.
Here’s what they’re saying:
“There’s thousands of other people who may struggle the same as you
I’m not alone and that feels so good and to be a part of that for something which is really really important.”
“I got the Blue ribbon representing Type 1 Diabetes, with a blood drop and paired it with my diagnosis date. It represents me, what I have and how long I have been a T1D fighter!!”
“The Blue Circle is the universal symbol for diabetes. It signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the rising number of people affected by diabetes.”
Submit YOUR story/tattoo
If you’re interested in sharing, here is what we are looking for. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Age you received your tattoo
- Age you received your (or your friend/family) diagnosis
- 2-3 sentences why you got your tattoo.