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NI people living with diabetes, but things could easily have gone wrong

A mum whose son was diagnosed during the Covid crisis and a young woman who nearly died from complications tell Stephanie Bell how condition has changed their lives and why they're grateful it's under control

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Keira and Sean with the kids

Keira and Sean with the kids

Keira McCambridge with her partner Sean and children Connor and Faye

Keira McCambridge with her partner Sean and children Connor and Faye

Connor with a device to check his blood sugar level

Connor with a device to check his blood sugar level

Hannah White, who has learnt to cope with type 1 diabetes

Hannah White, who has learnt to cope with type 1 diabetes

Hannah White at ther graduation ceremony

Hannah White at ther graduation ceremony

Keira and Sean with the kids

When the coronavirus lockdown was imposed many people feared going to hospital A&E departments in case of accidental infection. But for Co Antrim mum Keira McCambridge that trip to hospital may have saved her six-year-old son's life.

Keira (30) from Carnlough says she was terrified when she had to take Connor to A&E, but now dreads to think of the consequences if she had not.

Little Connor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on March 27, just a week after the UK locked down.