Diabetes left Deeside woman brain damaged

A man from North Wales who's wife was left brain damaged from diabetes say not to ignore the signs of the condition.

Pete Williams’ wife Margaret, 53, of Shotton, Flintshire, fell into a rare diabetic coma caused by low blood sugar on Christmas Day last year after being unable to eat properly for a few days due to being unwell with a urine infection.

Pete was unaware his wife was at risk of falling into a diabetic coma as she has Type 2 diabetes that is treated with tablets, not Type 1 diabetes, which is more commonly associated with hypoglycaemia.

During the coma, Margaret suffered severe brain damage and she spent five-and-a-half months in the Countess of Chester Hospital recovering.

Pete says:

"It's so easy to keep on top of it, if you bother to actually learn about it. It's so easy to keep control of it but yet it's so easy to fall foul of it as well because there is loads of side effects with the disease that people don't know about it."

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