Roxy Horner injects insulin into her stomach and thigh in duo of candid photos to highlight her diabetes struggles after describing how type 1 disease ‘changed her life’
Model Roxy Horner has shared photos of herself injecting insulin.
The star, who is dating the fun-loving Jack Whitehall, shared a candid message that came shortly afterwards about her debilitating autoimmune disease that had left her hospitalized for the past six months of her life.
On Instagram, she shared her battle with type 1 diabetes in an effort to raise awareness of the condition on World Diabetes Day, 100 years since the discovery of life-saving insulin.
Changes: Model Roxy Horner has shared photos of herself injecting insulin
Speaking to Marie Claire, Roxy, who was diagnosed a month before her 30th birthday, also admitted: “Type 1 diabetes has changed my life, but the silver lining is that it may have taught me to stand up for myself and go to my body.’
Roxy, who said she was chronically stressed before her diagnosis and was “very thirsty,” admitted that her modeling agency was supportive of her and her famous boyfriend “incredibly.”
She said, “I’m trying to regain my peace, surround myself with loving, understanding people, and just master this. If I’ve appeared anywhere on my own since my diagnosis, it’s really taken me a lot to get there.
“Because if this is new to you, it’s scary to go somewhere on your own and think ‘what if something happens and I can’t handle it alone?’
Changes: The star, who is dating the fun-loving Jack Whitehall, shared a candid message that came shortly after her debilitating autoimmune disease, which had left her hospitalized for the past six months of her life.
She also said it was a shock to receive her diagnosis and some people have falsely said she can be cured and have also admitted that she has days where she goes unconscious and feels really unwell.
She also claims that she initially released herself from the hospital too early to attend an awards ceremony and had to be re-admitted that same night during the first few days of diagnosis.
The gorgeous model added: “The first few months were really scary.”
After sharing the photos, Roxy took to social media to document her trip to the United States with boyfriend Jack after they left for New York.
In love: Roxy has been dating the comedian since the first breakup after the couple met during a trip to Australia, with the model moving into his London home after just a few weeks of dating
After the easing of US travel restrictions, the happy couple flew to the Big Apple, where they soaked up the tourist attractions.
Roxy has been in a relationship with the comedian since its initial break-up after the couple met during a trip to Australia, with the model moving to his London home after just a few weeks of dating.
The Travels With My Father star previously admitted that while the decision “speeded up” their relationship, they missed out on regular things like restaurant and movie dates.
On the Couples Quarantine podcast, he said, “Oddly enough, that was quite fun because we spent a lot of time together and it speeds up the relationship in a way.
“When the lockdown ended, we realized a lot of things. We had never been to a movie together. We had never been to a restaurant in England because we met in Australia.’
Sweet: The Travels With My Father star previously admitted that although the decision “speeded up” their relationship, they missed out on common things like restaurant and movie dates