Coronation Road: Harriet Bibby on Summer time’s response to diabetes analysis

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Summer receives a diagnosis in upcoming scenes after she collapses again (Image: ITV)

Coronation Street’s Summer Spellman (Harriet Bibby) will be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes next week.

The character has been fighting since Seb Franklin’s (Harry Visinoni) death and can’t get rid of the feeling that she was somehow to blame for his tragic death.

The guilt inevitably affects her, and Billy Mayhew (Daniel Brocklebank) and Todd Grimshaw (Gareth Pierce) are seriously worried about them.

And they’ll be shocked next week when she collapses.

“Physically, this is her body telling her to stop and check herself out,” said actress Harriet Bibby Metro.de. “Billy was really worried about her, she just found out that they think she has an eating disorder and that she is pretty pissed off.

“She breaks down during a heated discussion with Billy. Billy is obviously very shocked and concerned then, they put her in the ambulance and take her to the hospital to find out what’s going on. ‘

Summer in Corrie
Summer collapses in shocking scenes next week (Image: ITV)

In the following scenes, Summer is diagnosed with diabetes, news that Harriet says is a “shock” to the young woman.

“It’s a massive shock. I think a lot of people have heard of diabetes and they say, “Oh yeah, they have diabetes, okay,” but I don’t think a lot of people know what it really is and what is happening to your body. because I know I didn’t when we started discussing this plot.

“I thought, ‘Oh, she’s got diabetes, but what is it actually?” I think if she’s diagnosed you’ll have this big hit of, “Oh, right, I have this lifelong condition that I have to deal with, but actually no, I don’t even know what that is or what “I have to do to control it.” So yeah, I think she’s a little scared.

Summer in Coronation Street
Summer is struggling to cope with her diagnosis (Image: ITV)

“I think if you find out you have a lifelong condition that you have to deal with, you don’t have to worry about it for a while.

“We spoke to Diabetes UK while we were leading up to this act and I think that’s what a lot of people are struggling with when diagnosing, ‘Actually, I’ve had to live with that for a long time,” and I think Summer doesn’t really notice that.

Corrie: Summer is collapsing

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“She relies on Billy to help her with her medication, and I think as a teenager she doesn’t like being told what to do.

“You have to keep an eye on your medication, otherwise it can have a ripple effect on your health.

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“So yeah, I think we’re seeing a bit of the teenage rebellion and the difficulty of coming to terms with having to keep taking your medication and things like that. It’s tough.’

To see one: Monday, June 21st at 9pm on ITV.

All episodes of Coronation Street for the next week can be streamed on ITV Hub starting Monday morning.

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