News Recovering from coronavirus with type 1 diabetes

A man with type 1 diabetes who is recovering from coronavirus has shared his experience, explaining that for him, the condition was “no different to normal flu-type symptoms”.

Andrew O’Dwyer developed the condition after he flew to Italy in February for a skiing trip.

Speaking to BBC News, he said: “The worst bit is the uncontrollable coughing. I’ve had worse flu, without a doubt – but I wouldn’t want to catch it again.”

Despite having type 1 diabetes, Andrew said having the virus was not “anything to worry about for me personally” and that he has not been overly concerned about his health.

Although Andrew was told coronavirus was not active in the Italian resort he was staying in, 21 out of the 25 people he was holidaying with became unwell with the virus.

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