Managing diabetes and Drag
Now 26, SALLY not only manages diabetes but a full-time job as an animator, and a career as a Drag artist, performing regularly across the UK and closer to home in the North East.
They added: “I’m in a much better place now, but it can still be difficult. Managing blood sugar levels, hypos and hypers on a demanding schedule isn’t always easy but I have a good support network around me.
“Some weeks can be hectic; I can be working 9-5 and performing several nights a week until 2 or 3 in the morning. Friends and colleagues know I have type 1 and what to look out for if I need to treat a hypo or hyper. I’m grateful for that support system.”
They added: “I wish I’d had access to some more specialized support growing up, but I’ve come a long way on my diabetes journey. I’ve learned to accept who I am and my diabetes.”
Diabetes UK’s youth programme offers peer support, information and guidance for young people aged 11-25, living with type 1 diabetes.