Jenna Cantamessa

Townsville, QLD, Australia

🖥 Digital Art 🖊 Line Art Drawings

Hi everyone! My name is Jenna from Queensland, Australia! If you’re familiar with the Great Barrier Reef, I’m lucky enough to call that my beautiful backyard. I work full-time as a Marketing Coordinator at my local University and love being creative graphically and with DIY projects – it’s what keeps me sane through the chaos that diabetes can bring 🙂  

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 19, where I had no common symptoms apart from the fact that I was losing a lot of hair! I didn’t have any friends living with diabetes and several years after my diagnosis, I discovered the online diabetes community, where I soon found myself spending a lot of time interacting with people just like me and learning so much (we are the experts afterall!).  

As time went on I wanted to positively contribute to the community through diabetes art décor, where my end goal was for people living with T1D to feel beautiful, confident and empowered in their own skin, and to take a step back to realise how far they’ve come and how far they will go. 

I am so excited to be a part of the Insulin Resistance Collective with a group of talented artists in the Diabetes space – together we can all achieve so much! xx