Fiona King was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 19, and went on to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. Poor blood glucose control resulted in her developing a number of complications, including kidney problems and nerve damage. This nerve damage, or neuropathy, eventually led to Fiona's heel being amputated.
Fiona’s film, My Point of View, tells the story of her experience of diabetes.
Please note: the film contains pictures illustrating the results of Fiona's nerve damage, including her amputation, which some viewers may find upsetting.
"My fight back to health"
Fiona had this to say on her time since making her film:
After a very trying few years, and a great deal of hard work on my fitness, I have returned to teaching almost full time and am able to do some gentle exercise. I've involved myself in many projects and have toured around talking to various voluntary groups about my fight back to health and to encourage others to take good care of themselves and to help them find their voice to demand good and expert care if necessary.