Kate Moss’ Daughter Lila Praised for Wearing Insulin Pump on the Runway

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Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images
Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images

Supermodel Kate Moss and her teenage daughter Lila were two of the models taking part in the star-studded and much-posted-about Versace X Fendi runway show on Sunday, as well as the likes of Gigi Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski.

Lila, who's just turned 19, clearly loved being involved in the collaboration between the two iconic fashion houses, as she took to Instagram later to say it was "an honour."

She isn't the only one who thought it was an amazing moment, as Lila - who's type 1 diabetic - earned tonnes of praise for walking the runway with her insulin pump on her thigh.

Type 1 diabetes happens in people whose bodies don't produce enough insulin, the hormone which controls blood glucose. This can lead to levels of glucose in the blood becoming too high.

People with type 1 diabetes need daily injections of glucose or alternatively, they wear an insulin pump device that gives their body the insulin it needs.

And it's this kind of pump that Lila was wearing along with her fashionable look.

Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images
Photo credit: Daniele Venturelli - Getty Images

Lila spoke publicly for the first time about her type 1 diabetes in an interview with The Kit in 2020.

“I think not many people know that I have diabetes. It’s not visible from the outside, so no one would really know just by looking at you. I have type 1,” she said.

And now, after having her insulin pump visible for a huge fashion show, the teenager is proving to be an inspiration.

Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stephane Cardinale - Corbis - Getty Images

"Absolutely love that you don’t hide your pod, you’re an inspiration to so many living with T1 diabetes," one person commented on Lila's Instagram.

"You are truly so inspiring thanks for showing the world you can do anything and more even when you have type 1 diabetes," another said.

"THANK YOU for wearing your device on the freaking runway! You are a queen and I want these pics everywhere cos the more we share of T1 diabetes the better," another added.

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