X-Factor 2011 contestant Amelia Lily has Type 1 diabetes and is a Diabetes UK supporter.
Until now not many people have known I have diabetes, but I think it’s important to get people talking about diabetes, and for me to show other young people and children that you can still get out there and follow your dreams.
Amelia supports the 4 Ts
Amelia supports the 4 Ts, our campaign for children and young people. She said, "I feel very strongly that every parent and carer needs to know about Diabetes UK’s 4 Ts campaign. My symptoms included drinking a lot more than normal and going to the toilet a lot. I was very lucky as my nana realised what was wrong with me because my uncle had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 14.
"It's important to know how to spot the signs"
"It’s so important that anyone who looks after children – not just parents but teachers, carers and other family members – knows how to spot the signs of diabetes. So many children are still getting really poorly before they are diagnosed and I want to help put a stop to that."