TV star James Norton supports type 1 campaign
TV and film star James Norton has spoken out about having type 1 diabetes in a bid to help raise awareness as part of World Diabetes Day (WDD).
The actor said: “I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010 when I was near the start of my acting career. Managing the condition is a challenge, but I haven’t let it get in my way! I’m proud to support JDRF and its #T1DLooksLikeMe campaign.”
The aim of the campaign is to highlight the statistics behind the condition, including the number of blood tests needed and the many hours spent recovering from hypos.
The campaign shows there should be no stereotypes related to diabetes and aims to bust myths about the condition.
Taking part in the campaign, James revealed some of his personal statistics behind his six years living with type 1 diabetes.
His ‘DiaDigits’, obtained from JDRF’s online resource showed he has tested his blood glucose levels 17,300 times, spent over 3,000 hours recovering from a hypo and injected insulin approximately 15,200 times during his near 2,200 days living with type 1 diabetes.
The campaign has also been embraced by thousands of people in the UK and across the world.