In his spare time, David referees football matches and the most important part of his kit is glucose gel, in case he experiences a hypoglycaemic event on the pitch.
David was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes aged 34. But the first night time hypoglycaemic event he was aware of wasn’t until five years ago, aged 49, when he woke up sweating, his bed wet through.
David Murray, Liverpool, England
“I was exhausted and breathing heavy, like I had just finished a 90-minute football match. But it was still dark outside and I was sitting on the end of the bed, worried about what was going on,” David says.
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