Celebrities join experts to challenge type 1 diabetes perceptions

Celebrities, athletes, people with diabetes and healthcare professionals took to the stage to share their inspirational stories of living with and managing type 1 diabetes.

Speakers provided fresh perspectives on living with type 1 diabetes through a series of talks at fourth annual Talking About Diabetes event, held on Saturday, March 30, while experts provided insights on the importance of removing barriers and embracing new technologies.

Special guest, actor James Norton, best known for his roles in McMafia, Happy Valley, Grantchester, and War & Peace, shared his personal experiences of type 1 diabetes, including how it impacted the start of his career.

He said: “Diabetes has made me more empathetic, and empathy is a wonderful thing. I’m becoming more and more proud of being type one – let’s celebrate our differences.”


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