'Upset' Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver shares candid update as scammers try to exploit health struggle

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In a canid update on social media, Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver has describe her 'frustration'.

The mum-of-one was hailed "unrecognisable" when she returned to Corrie last summer after a period away from the cobbles. She had overhauled her lifestyle in recent years and lost a significant amount of weight.

But scammers tried to monetise the health success of the Eileen Grimshaw actress - forcing the 60-year-old to publicly slam any rumours that she had taken weight loss products as "c**p". She told Loose Women viewers she has actually been diagnosed with a chronic health condition.


Sue's Type 2 diabetes diagnosis first became public knowledge back in 2011, as reported by the Mirror, when the soap star received hospital treatment after collapsing on the set of Coronation Street. According to the NHS, diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

Scammers tried to monetise the health success of the Corrie star -Credit:ITV
Scammers tried to monetise the health success of the Corrie star -Credit:ITV

A new Instagram post on Tuesday saw Sue team up with a company that makes electronic diabetes management devices, as she shared what she "wishes you knew". She said: "I wish you knew how upsetting and frustrating it can be for somebody with Type 2 diabetes when other people make comments about what they think they should be eating, or not eating."

"It is not all about eating sugar. It's complicated."

She said that stress massively impacts her blood sugar, and said her glucose "skyrockets" before she is about to go on stage. Sue added: "I wish you knew that with diabetes it is not a case of one size fits all".