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Prestwich mum takes on channel challenge after son's Type 1 diagnosis

Eve Comiskey, 34, is taking on the swimming challenge of the year, Swim 22, between 22 February and 22 May to raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes following her son’s diagnosis in August last year.

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Her son Rory, 2, was diagnosed with the condition after Eve and husband Kieran had noticed that their son was constantly thirsty and filling his nappies more than usual.

Eve, a business development manager said: “Rory had an ear infection, so at first we thought it was all related to this, but after his infection had cleared and the symptoms continued we took him to our GP. They picked up on the symptoms straight away and gave him a finger-prick test to measure his blood glucose levels, which were dangerously high.”

The mum-of-two, who gave birth to her second son Leo just 2 weeks ago, said: “Before Rory was diagnosed we knew nothing about diabetes. We were so grateful that he was diagnosed quickly, that we wanted to help raise awareness of the condition. As a busy mum it’s often difficult to find any spare time, but Swim 22 seemed the perfect way to do this.

“I’ve been swimming since I was little, it’s always been a hobby of mine. It’s still going to be a challenge, having just given birth I haven’t found time to train, but the support of family and friends will definitely make it easier.”

Eve’s friend Maxine, 38, will also be taking on Swim22 to support her efforts in raising awareness.

Eve’s employer Nuffield Health have also offered the duo free access to the pool at their Bolton gym in support of their efforts.

To sponsor Eve go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/evemma83

 

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