A UK woman who has had diabetes for 70 years has been hailed as an inspiration to others.
Joan Willis, 74, of Woodgrange Drive, Thorpe Bay, has been commended for living with type one diabetes since the age of four.
To mark the occasion, Diabetes UK gave Mrs Willis a medal to celebrate her efforts living with the condition.
Mrs Willis remarked “I have been rewarded before, for reaching 50 and 60 years, but I would like to hang around and see if I can get anymore recognition.
“I want to live to 100!”