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We want to give people with diabetes a space to share and reflect on their experiences of the pandemic and lockdown: connecting them with healthcare researchers, providers, and artists.

We are seeking submissions of art or written work of any form by people with diabetes, reflecting your unique experience during the Covid-19 pandemic. This will inspire a collaborative artwork which will be displayed both online digitally from 1 May 2021, and physically at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM) later in the year. 

You can reflect on experiences which are positive, negative, or mixed. Themes to consider may include relationships, shielding, work, stability, normality, diabetes care, uncertainty, education, home, vulnerability and more. Your work can take the form of paintings, drawings, photographs, collage, mosaics, textiles, sculpture, video, audio recordings, or written word (poetry or prose). 

For more information, including terms and conditions, and to submit view the project website here

Submissions are now closed and the exhibition will be available soon (expected launch may 2021)

This project is co-led by Dr Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Dr Elizabeth Morris, with Dr Clare Goyder as co-applicant. We are also supported by Miranda Reilly as Public Engagement Assistant, Gaynor Allen (a member of the public living with Type 1 Diabetes), artist Yejeong Mutter, designer Johannes Mutter and collaborators Dr Partha Kar OBE (National Speciality Advisor for Diabetes, NHS England) and Prof Kamlesh Khunti (Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine, University of Leicester). More information about the team can be found at

This project is funded by the University of Oxford's Public Engagement with Research (PER) Seed Fund

Queries regarding this project should be sent to