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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Theresa May reveals her struggle with diabetes, vows not to let it hod her back as Prime Minister

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has opened up about living with type 1 diabetes but vows not to let it hold her back in discharging her duties. She made this revelation during a Facebook live interview with Robert Peston on Monday where she took online questions.
Mrs May told ITV's Robert Peston that fellow diabetes sufferers should not let the illness hold them back. She went on to reveal that she has to constantly track the glucose levels in her blood ever since she was diagnosed in 2012 and she also gets to inject herself with Insulin up to five times a day. During the interview, a fellow diabetic asked about her own experience to which she answered:
"I am a type one diabetic. That means when I eat, I have to inject insulin, which I do. I will be injecting myself four or five times a day… You just get into a routine. You depend on that insulin and you just build that routine into your daily life. The crucial thing to me is being a diabetic doesn’t stop you from doing anything."
Along the line, the interview was hijacked by a question from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He posted a question on Facebook, asking why the PM is refusing to take part on a TV debate with him and Mr Peston read out the question.

"Hello Theresa May, as Prime Minister you’ve served your elite friends by giving them tax cuts when wages have stagnated, house-building is at its lowest since the 1920s, there are 20,000 fewer police on our streets since 2010 and the NHS is in crisis. Do you not think the British people deserve
to see me and you debate live and on television?" Peston read Corbyn's question.
Mrs May again refused to say she would join in the debate , arguing that it was more important for her to talk to voters directly.

She said: "I don’t think people get much out of seeing politicians having a go at each other, I think people want to hear directly."

Mr Corbyn later replied her with a tweet that read: "It’s weak leadership to hide from your own record."

The Labour leader has said he wants to face Mrs May in a head-to-head debate, but she has refused. He said if she doesn’t turn up to Thursday’s debate, neither will he. The first seven-way leaders debate  is due to take place on Thursday and will feature senior spokespeople from the main political parties.

More than 14,000 people tuned in on Facebook to watch the interview yesterday afternoon but it was bombarded with angry face emojis throughout.


Anonymous said...

Wish her quick recovery. In Nigeria politicians talk to each other not the voters.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

That's the spirit

... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Awwwww. So sad to hear. She is such a strong woman.. Aninimaous

Vivian Reginalds said...

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unknown said...

What this woman has revealed to the world is what buhari is ashame to open up like he is going to die immediately if he say, anyway he would die one day either he say it or not with his illiteracy and foolish Nigeria mentality ... Transparency is one of our leaders promises but after election they can't do it

Emeka Izuogu said...

Eiya be strong

ric said...

That's a leader with a difference. Get well soon Madam.

While back here our enstranged president is still hiding his sickness that you don't even know what to wish him. Ok.bye

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