A shock to be told u have diabetes mine came 6 years ago. Theresa May right to reveal. 500k have it and don't know. Take the test #diabetes
Theresa May has spoken of her shock after being diagnosed with a chronic illness, but insisted it will not affect her demanding political career.
The Home Secretary was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes two months ago and must now inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life, the Mail on Sunday revealed. She told the newspaper:
The diabetes doesn't affect how I do the job or what I do. It's just part of life... so it's a case of head down and getting on with it. It was a real shock and, yes, it took me a while to come to terms with it.
It started last November. I'd had a bad cold and cough for quite a few weeks. I went to my GP and she did a blood test which showed I'd got a very high sugar level - that's what revealed the diabetes.
There was weight loss but then I was already making an effort to be careful about diet and to get my gym sessions in.
Tiredness - speak to any politician and they will tell you the hours they work. Tiredness can be part of the job. It is full on.
Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed she is suffering from Type 1 diabetes.
In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, the Conservative MP said doctors have told her to inject herself with insulin at least twice a day for the rest of her life.