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Sara Crowley

Sara was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 3. She has since been living with the condition for over three decades and describes her diabetes journey as relentless at worst, and wonderful at best. She is grateful for the many ‘Type 1 hurdles’ she has overcome to date and is now passionate about advocating for the best services and support possible, particularly for young adults. Sara has dedicated her career to working with children, young people, and young adults.

After qualifying as a primary school teacher and spending several years working with young people who were not in employment, education, or training, she joined NHS Wales in 2016. Her current role as Diabetes Transitional Care National Co-ordinator has enable her to produce the highly commended national standards for transitional and young adult care, and the double QIC award winning diabetes education, SEREN Connect. You can connect with Sara by following @Type1hurdles on Twitter.