Fintan, now aged 15, had been feeling progressively unwell for months, but no one knew why. Even a doctor said he was just a normal teenager.
But in November our 4 Ts campaign hit the headlines. His family read about it in a national newspaper, spurring them on to demand further tests that confirmed Fintan has Type 1 diabetes.
Now he’s getting treatment, Fintan’s feeling much healthier and happier. He’s making excellent progress, learning how to manage his own insulin injections and blood glucose checks, while setting the pace again in his favourite sport of middle distance running.
Fintan's mum Sarah says: "Without Diabetes UK’s 4 Ts campaign, Fintan could have fallen seriously ill, or even died. We’re so thankful."