A 74-year-old woman from Bingley has been awarded two medals after living with type 1 diabetes for 50 years.

Christine Bousfield was first diagnosed with diabetes in her 20s, a time when doctors warned those with the condition about low survival rates.

Since her diagnosis, diabetes care across the world has changed significantly.

The Gilstead resident was awarded the Alan Nabarro medal by Diabetes UK and 50 year medal from the Joslin Diabetes Centre at Harvard.

Her daughter Nanette Brimble told the T&A: “The amount of effort it takes to manage your condition well enough to be here in 50 years, she was only 24 when she was diagnosed. Both me and my brother, both of us feel really proud because when we were children the technology wasn’t as good. We’ve experienced mum being really ill and collapsing when we were little.

“She’s so tough, she doesn’t give up. Everyday she’s managing her condition.”