Diabetic Miss Idaho contestant wears insulin pump on bikini

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TWIN FALLS, ID- The winner of the Miss Idaho 2014 pageant won’t be the first Miss America contestant to have diabetes, but she is the first to proudly display it during a competition.

Sierra Sandison, 20, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two years ago. She has embraced her disease and when she competed in the Miss Idaho swimsuit competition she proudly showed off her insulin pump, a medical device that automatically administers insulin without shots.

She was crowned Miss Idaho 2014.

She is now a hero to other women with Type 1 diabetes. Many have taken to Twitter posting pictures of themselves and their pump using the hashtag #Showmeyourpump.


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