Earlier this month, Kate Moss’s daughter Lila was spotted with her diabetes equipment on the red carpet of the Met Gala.
Often considered the world’s biggest fashion event, all eyes were on the model, whose blood glucose monitoring equipment could be seen through her sheer dress.
The 19-year-old has type 1 diabetes, which means her body does not produce enough insulin, causing her blood glucose levels to rise. To help regulate this, Moss uses a continuous blood glucose monitor on her arm and an Omnipod pump on her thigh that will deliver insulin into her bloodstream without the need for regular injections.
By wearing the life-saving technology at such a high-profile event, Moss brought global attention to the condition and was swiftly praised by social media users for the brave decision.
“So great seeing you up there in all your glory rocking your type one tech – thank you for the representation,” one person wrote.
“Good on her, I think that’s the perfect dress to show off her pump and sensor and raise much-needed awareness of type 1,” another added.
“Lila Moss showing off her insulin pump at the Met Gala makes my type one diabetes heart a little happier,” a fan said.
It’s not the first time Moss has been seen with her insulin pump, having previously taken to the catwalk with her tech on display at the Fendi x Versace show last September.
Fans were equally impressed back then, with many lauding Moss for shattering misconceptions surrounding diabetes and its negative associations with body size and lifestyle.
With role models such as Moss bringing a positive representation of diabetes worldwide, it’s a reminder that you are not alone and should never feel ashamed to use vital medical devices such as insulin pumps and glucose monitors.
While we often think the celebrity lifestyle is all glitz and glamour, Moss isn’t the only famous person living with diabetes. Finding out that other celebrities have the condition can be a source of inspiration, discovering how they have not let diabetes hold them back from in life.
Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/lilamoss/