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1. Miss Idaho's Insulin Pump

Sierra Anne Sandison --Miss Idaho 2014—proudly displayed her insulin pump in her bikini! The pump, mounted on her hip, helps her control her type 1 diabetes. Sandison’s daring reveal started an enormous social media movement: Hundreds of other people with type 1 diabetes have now posted pictures of themselves publicly wearing their pumps.

The motive for #ShowMeYourPump? Sandison met Miss Idaho's Outstanding Preteen, McCall Salinas, backstage. She also has type 1 and was amazed to see that a contestant was wearing an insulin pump—which McCall was too self-conscious to use. Sandison then decided to wear it on her swimsuit walk “for McCall.” 

That proud act has helped many people see there’s no shame in controlling your disease, and getting on with life. Head to the next slide to learn about more people who don’t let their illness get in their way of success.

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