A diabetic teenager is to play a key role in lobbying for extra cash to help find a cure for the condition.
Lydia Parkhurst, will speak about her experiences of living with type one diabetes in Parliament.
The 17-year-old, of Loxley Mount, Campsall, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 12, after she almost fell into a diabetic coma.
She said: “I realised I was loosing a lot of weight and I was incredibly thirsty all the time.
“Every night I would drink four litres of water and every morning I would be as tired as I was before I went to bed.”
The Hill House School pupil was diagnosed after a series of tests and now campaigns for the charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Lydia, who has to inject herself with insulin, will speak on the charity’s behalf at a Type One Parliament in the House of Commons this spring.
She added: “I’m nervous but excited because I know it will make a big difference if we can talk to MPs.
“We are trying to encourage as many politicians as we can to invest money into finding a cure for diabetes.”
All the JDRF reprsentatives will present MPs with a scrapbook of their experience of diabetes.