Jade Byrne, Type 1 diabetes, Pricks the play, James Norton

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T1 ACTRESS RELEASES CHILDREN'S BOOK

Actress Jade Byrne, creator and star of

the one-woman play, Pricks, has released

her debut children's book, Daisy Donald.

The 34-year-old from County Durham

was diag-nosed with Type 1 diabetes

in November 1989, and the book takes

on the topic in an imaginative manner.

"I've met a lot of people with a lack of

understanding about Type 1 and also

learnt that it's not their fault that they're

ignorant of what Type 1 is. It's actu-ally

because they've not been taught about

it," she explains, "That's why I made Pricks

because if you're going to teach people,

you need to start from the bottom up. If

you learn from a young age, then you can

pass it on for generations to come."

Daisy Donald is a six-year-old gingerhaired,

dungaree dress-wearing child

who wears a superhero cape to fight off

an invisible monster - Type 1 diabetes. "I

relate to this so much and hope that other

Type 1s, or people with connections to it,

will also be able to relate to that monster;

I also hope people, in general, will pick

up the book, not just those in the Type

1 community. I hope any child can learn

something, or a parent can read it to their

child without realising what it's really about

until they get to that part, and therefore

learned something new about Type 1

diabetes and the reality of living with it."

Byrne is a celebrity ambassador for

JDRF, a percentage of sales from the

book goes to the charity. RRP £7.99. To

buy from Etsy, click HERE.

Byrne's stage show, Pricks, is on the

road for the fifth time this spring. Created

in 2017, Pricks is Byrne's biographical

tale of life with Type 1 diabetes infused

with plenty of tears and humour and is

designed for everyone - not just people

with diabetes. "It's about 50/50 with

regards to audience members who have

a connection with Type 1 and audience

members with no connection, but they all

love it," she says. "I wrote it to entertain

and educate everyone, not just a niche

audience, although it appeals to a niche

audience, and I love to connect with Type

1's everywhere I go."

Touring the show last year saw her

garner support from fellow T1D actor

James Nor-ton, while Byrne found time

to pen Daisy Donald, who turns up as a

special guest on the spring tour. Pricks is

touring across the UK throughout March

and early April, with more than 12 dates

in total.

www.prickstheplay.co.uk

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