About Pricks

I've had over 70,000 pricks... of the medical kind. This is my chance to set the record straight about type 1 diabetics like me. Despite what people say, I'm not bankrupting the NHS. And I can eat a cake – a whole bloody cake – if I want to.

This urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling with poetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better. Join me as I learn to cope with the ups and downs of dealing with a lot of pricks.

Pricks is written and performed by me, Jade Byrne. I have been a professional actor for 11 years but a Type 1 Diabetic for over 30 years. I wanted to create Pricks to raise awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and it's differences to Type 2 Diabetes. There are lot of misconceptions, misunderstandings and misdiagnosis surrounding Type 1 and Pricks aims to get rid of the "mis" in these terms.