Diabetic receives medal for success

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A WOMAN who has spent the last 50 years injecting insulin has been recognised for her success in managing her condition.

As a teenager, Rosemary Drinkwater lost more than six stone in a matter of months and was rushed to hospital before being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

The 66-year-old, from Northwold, has had to inject herself several times a day but says she has not let it get her down.

While at West Suffolk Hospital on Wednesday, the mother-of-three was presented with the Alan Nabarro medal, issued by Diabetes UK.

“I think it’s brilliant,” she said.

“We were talking about Olympians earlier and how they train to get their medals, well I’ve put a lot of work into this. It’s hard and managing it is an achievement.”