I'm big on symbols. They're borderless. They transcend language, country, and time. As such, I love the red cross symbol. For me it means health, safety, connectedness. It's modern and timeless. And since I live with diabetes, it's come to mean a little bit more for me. I guess I identify with the good parts of the red cross. The healthy, safe parts. They symbolize what I'm trying to be with diabetes. Healthy and whole in spite of it and safe for the future by staying in good control. Which makes me think that the red cross also stands for hope. Hope for health and safety and a better future.
1,000 apologies to the person who took this picture on flickr. I've lost the link so I can't give proper credit. Sorry!