“NI students dubbed ‘the diabetic duo’ out to smash stigma around disease” – Belfast Telegraph

“Pals become poster girls for condition after clips showing the strangest places they’ve taken insulin go viral”

Diabetic duo

“REACHING OUT: Beth and Ellen use their platform to spread awareness about diabetes.”

by John Toner

“Two university students who use social media to tackle stigma around diabetes have told how they find it empowering as they prepare to step up their campaign.

“Best friends and Type 1 diabetics Ellen Watson and Beth McDaniel, dubbed ‘the diabetic duo’, went viral on the video sharing platform TikTok in 2020 with their candid clips about the condition.

“They have since gained over 25,000 followers on social media and have become poster girls for raising awareness about diabetes.”

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