The X Factor star Amelia Lily has talked about the impact of having type 1 diabetes has had on her bid to become the next teen singing sensation coming out of the reality television competition.
She has to inject herself with insulin four times each day to manage her condition and prevent her getting a hypo if her levels of blood sugar went dramatically down. Lily, who has suffered from the condition since she was three years old, is now 16 and a student based in Liverpool, has discussed her concerns that her diabetes condition could affect her hopes of following her hero and being the next Lady GaGa, admitting “Singing is tiring.”
However, she made it to bootcamp due to all the judges were impressed by her performance. She gave a stunning performance of Janis Joplin’s classic ‘Piece Of My Heart’.
Lily added “I make sure I have carbohydrates and bananas so my blood sugar is a bit higher than normal because singing uses a lot of energy. But I just have to deal with it.”
The teen sensation has said she is worried about the impact her condition could have on her career, but will keep a watchful eye on what she eats and drinks, as well as ensuring that she gets sufficient rest and takes her insulin injections every day.

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