Half marathon for Diabetes

Tamarra Neill
Tamarra Neill
5
Have your say

A 25-year-old type 1 diabetes sufferer has taken on the challenge of the Brighton Half Marathon to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Tamarra Neill, from Eastbourne, a trainee children’s teacher, was diagnosed with the condition aged ten after experiencing some of the classic symptoms.

She said, “Before I my diagnosis I was always feeling poorly, achey, sick and with a headache. Constantly needing a drink and I didn’t care what it was; which then meant I always needed the toilet. Also people didn’t believe that I was poorly because it was so constant and for a number of years before diagnosis. I decided to run the Brighton Half for Diabetes UK because it is important to continue raising awareness of the condition and funds for research into ways to improve quality of life for people who live with all types of diabetes.”

Sponsor Tamarra at www.justgiving.com/Tamarra-Neill1/

* Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage

2) Like our Facebook page

3) Follow us on Twitter

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

Always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.