Diagnosed with type 1 in 2000
I've developed, grown in confidence and tried new things through volunteering, and have loved every bit of it.
Fiona has been a volunteer for Diabetes UK since 2012. She was first diagnosed in 2000 with type 1 and she didn’t know many people with diabetes until she joined us as a volunteer in 2012. As a teenager, she said she felt she had to prove to everyone she was ‘normal’ and didn’t want talk to others with the condition.
She has been involved as a Type 1 Events team volunteer through the family weekenders since 2012. In 2018 she and a group of local families and parents in Tayside formed the Tayside Family Group, where Fiona serves on the committee.