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Met Gala fans have praised Lila Moss for showcasing her insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device beneath her gown.
The daughter of Kate Moss, 19, flaunted her diabetes-management devices on the red carpet at the fashion event alongside her nude embellished Burberry Gown - wearing what appeared to be an Omnipod on her hip.
Taking to Twitter and Instagram, fans have banded together to praise the young model on her decision not to cover her medical necessities at the highly anticipated event.
“Lila Moss showing off her insulin pump at the Met Gala makes my type one diabetes heart a little happier,” one person wrote.
“Lila Moss is my Met Gala hero,” one fan with diabetes wrote. “Proudly displaying her insulin pod and CGM for the world to see. I wish 9 year old me could have seen her. Diabetic women are beautiful. Diabetic women are strong and courageous. Diabetic women can achieve their dreams.”
“So great seeing you up there in all your glory rocking your type one tech - thank you for the representation,” another penned.
Someone else said: “Love seeing your Omnipod!”
“Pod spotted! Thank you for representing the T1D community.”
Someone else wrote: “You’re an inspiration for all girls but especially ones living with Type 1 [diabetes].”
“Love showing my daughter every time you have your Omnipod where we can see,” someone else added.
“I have an Omnipod too! Thank you for setting an example for others with T1D.”
“As a mum to a 6-year-old who gets embarrassed by questions about her Dexcom, THANK YOU for not covering your T1D technology. Kids need to see this,” one mum explained.
“So happy that my T1 daughter has such a positive, confident role model to identify with. Thank you for rocking your Omnipod so gloriously,” another parent echoed.
Elsewhere, some fans didn’t understand why Lila was making a ‘fashion statement’ for wearing devices which ‘keep her alive’.
“Reading about how much of a fashion statement it was that Lila Moss was wearing her insulin pump and CGM at the #MetGala but tbh…her medical devices literally keep her alive? So why would she take them off? I mean go T1D for fashion but also it’s just like praising her? Very odd to me.”
Karen Davies, Senior Clinical Advisor at Diabetes UK, told Tyla: “Type 1 diabetes can be relentless and requires constant self-management, as well as regular support from healthcare professionals. For many of the thousands of people living with type 1 diabetes in the UK, technology plays a vital role in helping them to manage their condition.
“The insulin pump and monitor Lila Moss could be seen wearing at this week’s Met Gala are vital pieces tech that support diabetes self-management, not fashion statements, and nobody should be ashamed and hide them," Karen explained.
"Lila has spoken openly about her type 1 diabetes in the past and it was great to see her wearing her diabetes tech with pride in New York. We are sure she will be an inspiration to many people living with diabetes across the world.”
For help and support on diabetes, visit the NHS site here.