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'A child’s visit to my pharmacy ended with diabetes diagnosis'

'A child’s visit to my pharmacy ended with diabetes diagnosis'

When a young boy and his mother visited their pharmacy to get passport photos, they were not expecting to receive some shocking blood test results.

Siobhan McNulty, owner of Melvin Pharmacy at the heart of a rural community in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, knows her customers well. When 12-year-old Cameron took off his jacket in the pharmacy, she noticed he was looking “strikingly thin”.

She asked him a few questions. He said he had been drinking up to five litres of water a day. He was off school that day, saying he felt “tired” and “sick”. Furthermore, when his mother weighed him, they discovered Cameron had lost two and a half stone in three months. His symptoms rang alarm bells.

Ms McNulty tested his blood sugar. A normal reading

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