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When Managing Multiple Health Conditions, Never Give Up

When Managing Multiple Health Conditions, “Take Control and Never Give Up”

For Peter Haswell, 59, from the Wirral in Merseyside, managing multiple health conditions requires organisation and perseverance.

He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1973, and later with asthma in 2005 after feeling his chest tighten up whilst out on a run. Whilst his diabetes took only 24 hours to be diagnosed, his asthma took 7 days.

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Pictured above: Peter (far right) with his son Alexander, wife Ann and daughter Victoria

Being Diagnosed with Diabetes

Peter experienced symptoms of increased thirst and extreme tiredness before being diagnosed with the least common form of diabetes, type 1. He has daily insulin injections, but even with controlled treatment he’s had medical emergencies.

“On several occasions at work my blood sugars have got too low and I’ve needed help to recover.”

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