Clifford Whittaker given medal for living with diabetes for 80 years
4 December 2015
From the section Essex
Clifford Whittaker was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was eight years old
A pensioner who has lived with diabetes for 80 years has become the first person in the UK to get a medal for the way he has coped with the condition.
Clifford Whittaker, 88, from Colchester, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was eight years old.
He was awarded the medal by the charity Diabetes UK which described him as “an inspiration”.
“My diabetes has never stopped me doing anything,” said Mr Whittaker, adding …read more
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