Twelve celebrities have made their way Down Under with their iconic red fleeces to take on hair-raising challenges and face their deepest fears.
That can only mean one thing – I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! is back.
The campmates are already settling into jungle life and getting stuck into the Bush Tucker trials.
However, tensions already seem to be brewing between some campmates, especially since the arrival of latecomers Seann Walsh and Matt Hancock.
Among this year’s contestants is 80s pop icon Boy George, Royal Family member Mike Tindall, Lioness Jill Scott, and Coronation Street’s Sue Cleaver.
Since entering camp, many viewers have noticed Cleaver, 59, wearing a mysterious patch on her arm.
But why does she wear it and what does it do?
Why does Sue Cleaver wear a patch on her arm?
The patch Cleaver wears has divided viewers of the show, with users taking to social media to discuss it.
Many attributed it to being a nicotine patch, while others thought it had another use.
Some Twitter users pointed out that the patch looked like a Dexcom patch, used by those who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes like the Corrie actress.
A Dexcom CGM system tracks glucose levels continuously throughout the day and night to aid diabetes sufferers in managing their condition.
Metro.co.uk has contacted ITV for comment.
What has Sue Cleaver said about Diabetes?
Cleaver’s diabetes diagnosis came to light back in 2011 when she received hospital treatment after collapsing on the set of Coronation Street due to her diabetes.
A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Sue was looking pretty off at around 9am just as we were getting things ready for filming.
‘Then all of a sudden she just seemed to collapse and everyone was panicking. The on-site medics were called and they were very quick to get to her.’
During World Diabetes Week, Cleave told Diabetes Advice: ‘Having a good control of diabetes is really important – after all, people with the condition live with it every day, taking care of their diet and physical activity.’
What is diabetes?
According to the NHS, diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.
There are two main types of diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
Type 2, which Cleaver has, is where the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells do not react to insulin.
In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have Type 2.
The NHS recommends that you visit your GP as soon as possible if you experience the main symptoms of diabetes, which include:
- Feeling very thirsty
- Peeing more frequently than usual, particularly at night
- Feeling very tired
- Weight loss and loss of muscle bulk
- Itching around the penis or vagina, or frequent episodes of thrush
- Cuts or wounds that heal slowly
- Blurred vision
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here airs every night at 9pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.