The Highs and Lows of living with Type 1 Diabetes 


In the UK, around 12 people a day are diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and half of them are adults. We still don’t know what causes this autoimmune disease, all we know is that diagnoses are increasing.

At times serious, often light-hearted and always colourful, Diabetes by Design is a collection of graphic posters and installations to raise awareness and dispel misconceptions surrounding T1D. 

Award-winning designer, Alex Durussel-Baker was diagnosed at 30 while on a work trip. Having not recognised the symptoms and one step away from a coma she was very fortunate to receive medical care just in time. However, one in four unaware sufferers will be in a critical state by the time they are diagnosed. 

Diabetes by Design aims to inform, inspire and ignite new conversations around this often misunderstood disease – redefining what it means to live and thrive with a chronic condition.

"I am convinced the path to emotional and mental well-being is through turning an invisible, often misunderstood disease into a visual and engaging talking-point. A way for the diagnosed, their families, friends and colleagues to break down barriers and connect over."

- Alex Durussel-Baker


Diabetes by Design: The exhibition


Made up of over 85 individual prints and installations, Diabetes by Design is a vibrant touring exhibition designed to be as much at home in a trendy art gallery as a medical conference. 


Chronicles of a chronic

Each poster is inspired by my experience of living with Type 1 Diabetes, you can discover the back story of each piece on my instagram @diabetesbydesign

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