Diane Abbott reveals she has type 2 diabetes – BBC News

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Diane Abbott has uncovered she has Type 2 diabetes and that the condition is what forced her to take a break from the election campaign.

The shadow home secretary told the Guardian she was diagnosed with the condition two years ago and it was “out of control” during the campaign, when she made some faltering performances.

“During the election campaign, everything went crazy, ” she said.

She said she was managing the condition and was ready to get back to project.

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term condition that induces a person’s blood sugar level to become too high.