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Theresa May On 13th July 2016 , Theresa May became the second woman UK Prime Minister, but she is the first major world leader with type 1 diabetes. Mrs May, will face what is likely to be an intense, drawn-out process negotiating the UK’s exit from the European Union, or ‘Brexit’. And all the while she’ll also have to manage her type 1 diabetes, which she was diagnosed with just 4 years ago when she was Home Secretary. In 2013 Theresa was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes after doctors originally believed she had type 2 diabetes. During the winter of 2012 May went to her GP who ran a blood test which showed very high blood glucose levels. Even though she is doing one of the highest-profile jobs in Government and working irregular hours, Ms May does not see her challenge in managing her condition as being greatly different to that of anyone else with Type 1. “In basic management terms, it’s the same for everybody,” she says. “You have to get into a routine where you are regularly doing the testing.” Part of her approach to diabetes is being upfront about it. “I don’t inject insulin at the table, but I’m quite open about it. For example, I was at a dinner last n Continue reading >>

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  1. edgarshade

    BBC News
    27 July 2013 Last updated at 23:44
    Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed she has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes but insists it will not affect her political career. The condition means her body does not produce insulin and she must now inject herself with the hormone at least twice a day for the rest of her life. She told the Mail on Sunday that the diagnosis "was a real shock" and had taken a while to come to terms with. But it was a case of "head down and getting on with it", Mrs May added
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  2. edgarshade

    Couldn't help wondering if this is some kind of karmic return for her drug policy...

  3. 23536

    I don't think this really belongs on this forum. Insulin is not a recreational drug.
    I feel the same way about the threads on antibiotics and NSAIDs that appear here every once in a while.
    But how does someone develop type 1 diabetes at 56 years old? I've only ever heard of kids developing type 1 diabetes.

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