While insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors serve as significantly better alternatives to multiple daily injections and finger sticks, some people are concerned with how it affects their appearance to others. I conducted research with women, specifically within the range of 15 – 35, and found them less likely to use these treatment options due to issues with wearability and stigmatization. 

Hanky Pancreas products are designed as an intervention providing fashionable yet functional solutions transforming the devices into positive conversation pieces. The mission is to plug diabetes technologies into social identities and create support in everyday environments for women living with diabetes.

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