JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charityNewsActor James Norton pledges support to the JDRF community and the #T1DLooksLikeMe campaign

Actor James Norton pledges support to the JDRF community and the #T1DLooksLikeMe campaign

Posted on 02 November 2016

Television and film star James Norton has given his support to the #T1DLooksLikeMe campaign which is raising awareness of type 1 diabetes and challenging misconceptions about the condition.james-norton

James, the star of award-winning television dramas including War and Peace, Grantchester and Happy Valley lives with type 1. He was diagnosed in November 2010.

To mark World Diabetes Day on November 14th, people across the world who live with type 1 diabetes or have a close connection to the condition, which is often shortened to T1D, are joining the JDRF campaign.

#T1DLooksLikeMe aims to highlight the often shocking statistics behind the condition, including the number of blood tests needed and the many hours spent recovering from hypos.james-norton-t1dllm-tweet

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 actor also filtered his Twitter profile picture with the blue #T1DLooksLikeMe filter tint.james-norton-twitter-pic-t1dllm

James has been joined in supporting the campaign and raising awareness of type 1 diabetes by Rotherham United football star Richard Wood, whose eight year old son lives with the condition.

The campaign has also been embraced by thousands of people in the UK and across the world.

Would you like to find out yours or your loved one's DiaDigits?

If you would like to join James Norton, Richard Wood and the thousands of others sharing their DiaDigits then click the link below to go to our quick and easy DiaDigit calculator resource.

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