Diane Abbott Weight Loss: Diane Abbott has stated that she suffers from Type 2 diabetes and that the disease is what has compelled her to take a hiatus from the campaign for the Senate.
Her illness, which she was diagnosed with two years ago, she told the Guardian, had become “out of hand” during the campaign, when she delivered several shaky speeches.
“Everything got nuts during the election campaign,” she remarked afterward.
She stated that she was in control of her health and that she was ready to return to work.
Diabetic type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness that causes a person’s blood glucose level to rise to dangerously high levels.
It may be managed by using medicine to lower glucose levels to normal levels, as well as by adopting a healthier lifestyle and eating healthier food.
When it came to her performance during the campaign, Ms Abbott was criticized for her stumbling numerous times during interviews and appearing to be unable to provide thorough answers to queries.
In one interview with LBC Radio, she said incorrectly that plans to increase police numbers by 10,000 would cost £300,000, which was later corrected. It prompted a storm of criticism from the Conservative Party, who claimed she was unable to “add up.”
She abruptly canceled an interview with the BBC’s Woman’s Hour with only a few minute’s notice, citing unverified allegations that certain members of the party’s leadership had lost faith in her leadership abilities.
In a statement released only 48 hours before the election, Labour announced that Ms Abbott would be taking a period of sick leave and would be replaced “indefinitely” by Lyn Brown. After completing six or seven interviews in a succession without eating enough food, Ms Abbott, a major supporter, and friend of Jeremy Corbyn, claimed she was severely depleted of energy. Eating enough meal is essential for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.
“Everything got wild during the election campaign – and the diabetes was completely out of control, and the blood sugar was completely out of control,” she explained.
After being re-elected as Member of Parliament for Hackney North and Stoke Newington with a majority of more than 30,000 votes, Ms Abbott accused her political opponents of waging “vicious” campaigns against her. Ms Abbott was first elected in 2010.
In an interview with The New York Times, she expressed disappointment that a female prime minister had singled her out as a national target.
Several Conservative sources have “angrily disputed” Ms Abbott’s claims, according to the Guardian, and have stated that it is “appropriate in a campaign to point out vulnerabilities in the opposition’s front bench.”
It was said by the source that she wished Ms Abbott well in her health and that “no one is better knowledgeable with the problems of diabetes than the prime minister.”
Theresa May announced in 2013 that she suffers from type 1 diabetes, which she had previously concealed. Her campaign claimed that she was able to control her diabetes by injecting herself with insulin six times a day, which she said was true.