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Coronation Street's diabetes storyline

You may have been following Summer Spellman's type 1 diabetes diagnosis on Coronation Street.

We have information and support if you have been affected by issues in the programme.

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We're here if you need support, information, or just a chat. If you have diabetes or you're a parent, partner, relative or friend of someone with diabetes, talking can help.

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Summer from Coronation Street

Working with Coronation Street

Find out about how we've been working with the Coronation Street team to ensure that diabetes is accurately and sensitively portrayed in the media and on screen.

What are type 1 and type 2 diabetes?

Summer has been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Find out about the similarities and differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
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Symptoms of diabetes

Going to the toilet a lot, being really thirsty, being more tired and getting thinner are some of the symptoms. Find out more.

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)

DKA is a serious condition that happens when there is a severe lack of insulin in the body. Learn about the signs and how to avoid DKA.
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Coping with a diabetes diagnosis

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be a huge shock. Find advice on coping with a diagnosis and where to go to for more support.
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Immunotherapies could give us a way to stop type 1 diabetes in its tracks or prevent the condition entirely. Read more about this research.
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