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You might think fashion is the last thing people living with diabetes have on their mind, but in reality, PWDs could benefit a great deal from clothing that is designed with both utility and style in mind. Naomi Kinnamon, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes since age 11, brings us those solutions that accommodate insulin pumps and injection sites.
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Naomi Kinnamon is a fashion designer and illustrator based in Pennington, NJ. After she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 11 years old, her passion for sewing and the arts grew. She is now an art student at the Savannah College of Arts and Designs and has garnered a following on Instagram through her innovative fashion designs aimed to help the diabetes community. With her graduation this June, she created her fashion line called “Type 1 Of A Kind”, and she’s aiming to make it a full-on brand in the future.