Woman who was constantly tired and thirsty ended up in a coma thanks to common condition

In 2010 Sarah Mather from Widnes was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010 having been ‘told a multitude of things’, and also experiencing a chest infection and given steroids as an asthmatic

Sarah Mather, 28, from Widnes, had been back and fourth from the doctors with symptoms(Sarah Mather)

A woman who suffered a chest infection and found herself in a coma, is now sharing her journey to raise awareness. 28-year-old Sarah Mather from Widnes went back and forth from the doctors with symptoms including feeling tired and extra thirsty.

She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010 having been “told a multitude of things”, the Liverpool Echo reports. During the diagnosis, Sarah was also experiencing a chest infection and given steroids as she is asthmatic.




However, the following morning she found herself in a coma because of severe diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) which is a serious complication of diabetes which can be life-threatening. Sarah is a British Sign Language (BSL) song sign performer.

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She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2010 having been “told a multitude of things”(Getty Images/Hero Images)

She said: “My blood sugars were 55 mmol/l. It took me in total about 12-18 months to fully recover from the coma. It hasn’t been straightforward over the years, I have found it tricky.

“I’ve had many different factors that have affected my control but, I have found getting involved in volunteer work with diabetes charities really helpful for me. This is because you get to meet others with type 1.”

“Only those with it truly get it. Because of volunteering, I have met some of my best friends.”

Sarah is autistic, deaf and a type 2 diabetic. She is sharing her journey to try and raise awareness, by supporting the Medtronic #BlueBalloonCampaign to help others know there is more to life than a diagnosis. The recent campaign urges people to perform a regular daily task while keeping a balloon afloat.

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