Dr Brian Hope
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Will Type 1 diabetes inhibit Theresa May?

28 July 2013 Last updated at 15:19 BST

Home Secretary Theresa May has revealed she has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes but insists it will not affect her political career.

The condition means her body does not produce insulin and she must now inject herself with the hormone at least twice a day for the rest of her life.

She told the Mail on Sunday that the diagnosis "was a real shock" and had taken a while to come to terms with.

GP Dr Brian Hope, said that the condition should not limit the home secretary in doing her job.