Roller Coaster by Ryan Griffin

When riding a roller coaster your body experiences the effects of steep inclines, descents, and sudden changes of speed and direction. Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes endure an unpredictable journey due to blood sugar level fluctuations. “Roller Coaster” depicts the daily challenges for people like me, living with Type 1 diabetes. Through the medium of photography I hope to bring awareness to those unaffected by these highs and lows.

—Smith Hall Gallery, April—May 2021