SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Understanding how financial burden, support systems, and access to medication and supplies impacts those with type 1 diabetes.

Maya Pajevic & Casey Kellow

Individual Video Interviews

Groups got a chance to answer a few questions about their topic and the exhibition. 

Visualizing the Problem

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that create insulin. Without insulin, the body can’t regulate blood sugar levels. People living with diabetes have to inject insulin daily to stay alive. Those that live with type 1 diabetes face many challenges that can be invisible and out of the purview of many.


Our project aims to shed light on the financial burdens of life-saving medications, and the often inaccessible life-changing diabetes supplies and technologies.


We want to bring awareness to the indirect costs that diabetes brings to those living with the disease, and to the system as a whole. We want to have a shared understanding of the nuances involved in managing such a relentless disease, while listening to experts and lived experience. Finally, we hope to consider ways to better the system for those that live, support, and work within the realms of type 1 diabetes.