Miss Idaho’s bikini pic with insulin pump sparks social media campaign

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The new Miss Idaho is making a splash on social media this week.

Sierra Sandison, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012, has previously spoken about her fear of wearing her insulin pump in public. But during this year’s pageant, she decided to wear it proudly and posted a photo of herself wearing her bikini with her pump to Facebook.

And the photo prompted Sandison to start a social media campaign.

On Facebook she wrote: “I have faced my fear of proudly showing my insulin pump! Now I want to see YOURS! Post your photo on social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook– make sure it is shared publicly so I can see it) with the hashtag #showmeyourpump! The nationwide support from my fellow diabetics this weekend has been AMAZING! I can’t wait to see more of you guys! This is not limited to just girls, or to people with pumps–I want to see YOU and whatever your daily battle with diabetes looks like. “

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