A woman is aiming to walk one million steps by the end of September in a fight against diabetes.

Tatiana Peters, 22, has walked 10,000 steps a day since July for her 16-year-old brother, Connor, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was nine.

Tatiana hopes that by taking on the challenge for Diabities UK, it will contribute to there being a world without diabetes.

She said: “I’m stepping towards a healthier me, and a better future for people living with diabetes.

“I hope that everyone can step in the right direction and donate to a good cause so that we can raise enough funds to combat this condition. After completing the challenge I hope to be more regimented and continue living an active lifestyle by targeting 10,000 steps a day.”

Type 1 diabetes is most common in children and young adults, starting suddenly and getting worse quickly.

It is treated by daily insulin doses – taken either by injections or via an insulin pump.

Teresa Strange, fundraiser for Diabetes UK East of England, said: “We’re really grateful to Tatiana for supporting our work to fund ground-breaking research, care services and campaigns that can change the lives of those living with diabetes.

“The One Million Step Challenge is perfect if you want to take steps towards a healthier you. You can take on the challenge alone, or better still, get your family, friends and colleagues involved. You can walk it, jog it or dance it. How you complete your steps is up to you. The money you raise while you do it will fund our fight for a world where diabetes can do no harm.”

To sponsor Tatiana visit https://step.diabetes.org.uk/pages/tatiana-and-tom