Hmm, well yes Diane

And in her first interview since stepping aside because of illness at the end of the campaign, the Labour frontbencher also revealed for the first time that she had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes two years ago, and said that was why she had taken a break.

Flaunting a 2 year old diagnosis of Type 2 is OK but it’s pretty weak against a PM with Type 1, no?

11 thoughts on “Hmm, well yes Diane”

  1. I got my T2 diabetes diagnosis 2 years ago, just like Ms Abbot. That doesn’t make me an expert, but I was able to get it under control after a few months.

    She should have a better grip of managing it by now and I don’t buy it as a reason for her repeated behaviour. Once? Yes. Repeatedly? No.

  2. I’ve got a friend with T2 – with paying some attention it can be managed without insulin, you just have to be willing to forgo the scotch eggs.

  3. As far as I am aware, T2 has no direct effect on mental acuity, memory or other things. On its own, it’s competently managed with sensible diet changes and, if you need it, metformin.

  4. “Asked if it felt like the most vicious general election campaign she had ever experienced, Abbott said “yes” and added that she was disappointed that May – as a female leader – would oversee it.”

    Silly cow! Women are easily the most vicious to other women.

  5. If Corbyn ever gets in new cases of type 2 diabetes will vanish win a few years – Chavez solved that problem in Venezuela quite quickly.

  6. SE
    Diabetes itself doesn’t have that effect, but when your blood sugars swing too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia then confusion & poor concentration are known symptoms. And it does happen sometimes- “best laid plans” and all that.

    So I could believe it to be true for a single incident, and sympathise to an extent. But for it to happen so often …. I don’t think she has been taking her diabetes management seriously, which doesn’t speak well of her. After two years she should have things mostly organised.

    Either that or her diabetes is being used as a scapegoat. Thanks for adding to the stigma, Ms Abbott.

  7. This is a mental health issue. For the last 30 years, she has been critiquing from the sidelines. That’s no pressure at all. More recently though, she has had to be the one doing the defending. That’s a very different place to be, and she crumbled badly.
    All speaks to mental health fragility.

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